The Space Race Rumpus
June 12-14, 2020 : Family Mountain and Road Cycling Festival : Green Bank, WV
COVID-19 update: The 2020 Rumpus is still on!
We, like everyone, hope that the world will be able to continue in June. And we, like all of you, love the Rumpus. So we are continuing to plan for holding the Rumpus this year. Please note that, like always, all registrations are fully refundable up to a week before the event. So if your circumstances change, you can cancel with no consequence. And if we do need to cancel or postpone the Rumpus, we will let all registrants know as soon as the decision is made.
So support your local community, and register for the Rumpus (this is the only income the NPCW receives annually).
Stay safe out there, enjoy some socially distanced biking, and hopefully we will see you in June!
What is the Rumpus
It's a festival. It's a race. It's group rides. It's a clinic. It's a fundraiser. It's a tradition.
The Space Race Rumpus takes place every June in Pocahontas County, WV, which has some of the most scenic roads and trails in the mid-Atlantic. The rides and races explore both the Green Bank Observatory's unique property and the surrounding area.
Come participate in guided road rides ranging from 20 - 50+ miles in length and guided mountain bike rides which range from absolute beginner through expert. Compete in low-key, beginner-friendly road and mountain bike races near radio telescopes! There will be rides and races for all ages and levels, as well as cycling clinics and vendors. We’ve improved our trail system and added some awesome new beginner courses this year.
Each night will be a social event with local brews, group meals, tours of the night sky, bonfires, refreshments, live music and even a down home square dance. Come for the main event on Saturday. Come to camp. Come to try a race for the first time. Come for the challenge. Come for the kids' camp. Come for the Ladies' Clinic. Come for the Toddler Trek. Come to support local charities. Come to reconnect with family. Come because we'd miss you. Just leave your cell phone at home and come.
Adult registration includes all events, clinics, races, camping, dinner, and the concert each night, plus the 2019 rumpus t-shirt!
Check out the links below to learn more about Rumpus Rides, Clinics, Kids' Activities, Music, Meals, Camping, and more!