Upcoming: Chomolungma Mountain Bike Challenge

Aug 1, 2014
by Ed Schneider  

Snowshoe Mountain’s Bike Park is set to host the third annual endurance mountain biking race, The Chomolungma Challenge, on August 16-17, 2014. The endurance downhill event, named after the traditional Tibetan moniker of the most intimidating peak on the planet, Mt. Everest, will dare riders to face the ultimate physical challenge. Racers will descend the equivalent vertical elevation of Mt. Everest, down Snowshoe Mountain. Each ride down the world-class terrain of Showshoe Bike Park’s Western Territory is 1,500 vertical feet. Riders will complete their laps and the first to finish the total of Mt. Everest’s elevation – 29, 035’ – approximately 20 laps - will be deemed the winner of the 2014 Chomolungma Challenge. There is over $8000 in cash and prizes for this year’s races.


This race will test your stamina as you compete in solo, duo team or quad team to descend the height of Mountain Everest on Snowshoe Bike Park’s legendary Western Territory.

Two full days of racing instead of just the one. We’ll host the Solo race on Saturday and Duo & Quad on Sunday. Everyone is invited to register and compete in both days of racing.

Registration is now open at bikereg.com. The deadline to register online is Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 AM ET. Starting order for the race is determined by the order in which participants register, first come first serve. Space is limited and is expected to sell out quickly.

About Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Mountain is the perfect year round destination for adventure filled vacations in West Virginia. Snowshoe covers a total area of 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range, and includes the second highest point in the state at 4,848’ elevation. Snowshoe was named #1 Overall Ski Resort and #1 for Nightlife in the Southeast by OnTheSnow.com in 2012. In addition to terrific outdoor winter recreation, Snowshoe offers extensive lodging options, fully developed mountain biking trails, a popular golf course designed by Gary Player, wedding and convention areas, and a wide variety of summer outdoor activities. Snowshoe Mountain Resort is part of the family of Intrawest Resorts.

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  • 1 0
 No timing system, hand counting laps for 100+ racers, stupid. Was going to make this a yearly thing but after lasts years cluster fudge and the way the staff treats you I wont be back. Did it twice and never again.
  • 1 0
 Awesome Race! Had a great time last year.

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