Weaverville 24–WEMBO Championship 2015 – WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!
October 3-4, 2015 — Our Turn to Host the World – WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!
Weaverville information: Weaverville Chamber of Commerce
Racers from around the globe competed for the title of World Solo 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championship.
Previous World Endurance Mountain Biking Organization (WEMBO) races were hosted in Italy (2012), Australia (2013) and Scotland (October 2014).
Our Weaver Basin Trail system is recognized worldwide for over 30 miles of some of the best single track trails in North America. The trail system is already known for annual mountain biking events, such as The La Grange Classic and Weaverville Nine-to-Five and 4 Hours of Weaverville.
The Weaverville Basin Trail System has unique historical features tied to the gold mining history of the area. Over a hundred and sixty years ago, teams of Chinese laborers working with hand-tools dug the ditches and flumes that supplied water to the high-pressure hydraulic mining nozzles. Engineers had charted the ditches’ routes down the mountain to follow the contours of the land. This design maximized the length of the ditches to give the them the greatest volume and water pressure. What those engineers and laborers didn’t know was that they were also carving a fantastic mountain bike trail system.
The Trinity County Chamber of Commerce and the Trinity County Resource Conservation District were partnered with race organizers, event producers, and regional mountain bike professionals to host this amazing event. This steering committee organized and promoted Weaverville 24, which has the potential for both short and long run economic opportunity for sponsors and the local economy.
All of these exciting events are in the shadows of the spectacular Trinity Alps Wilderness Area and a few minutes from the federally designated Wild and Scenic Trinity River. The Trinity River offers scenic attractions, rafting, world-class fishing, kayaking, and simple lazy days watching the eagles and listening to the water flow by.
The beauty and adventure of Trinity County gave competitors and spectators a quality life experience.