June 7, 2009
Now part of the new Kenda Series and GT Golden Series.
Official website here.
email here for Hoo-Ha! particulars
The Hoo-Ha! saga began way back in 1989; it's formidable stature has grown dramatically even to Virginias biggest, baddest race. Once designated a NORBA classic, the Hoo-Ha clearly defines Virginia Class™. This year, the new Kenda Series and the GT Golden Series take place simultaneously at Massanutten. USAC sanctioning requires experts (Cat 1) to buy an annual license, but all other classes can use a daily, which is included in the registration cost. XXC is not USA Cycling sanctioned and requires no license of any kind.
New trails added last year make for an even better course, thanks to the weekly Shenandoah Bicycle Club work crew. The infamous one lap true cross-country course has remains, as does the amazing XXC. The course continues to pass through the spectacular yet rocky-as-hell Kaylor's Knob ridge trail with a new cool connector off that famous crag.
Don't forget, as a 4-season resort, so take a look around whilst there. You might want to stay! Lodging info: 540-289-4952
Please note that the cross country course is NOT at the ski lodge, but on the mountain's western slope (the ski slope is eastern) near the quaint metropolis of Keezletown.
To get there:
Need a map to get here? Try this one.
From I-81, Harrisonburg, take 33 five miles east to stop light at 620. Take a left on 620 to Keezletown.2.7 miles, then right on Rt. 758. Go 1.4 miles to farmhouse, entrance is on right.
From Richmond, take I-64W to Rt. 15N (exit 136) to Gordonsville, left on 33W past Elkton and Massanutten entrance (rt. 644) to light at 620. Take right to Keezletown and follow instructions above.
From Raleigh/Durham, take Rt. 29N to Rt. 6 (Afton) to Rt. 250W to Waynesboro and Rt. 340N to Rt. 649, Island Ford Rd. Turn left, 2 miles to Rt. 33E, turn left to light at 620. Turn right to Keezletown and follow route described above.
Race date: Sunday, June 1, 2008
Course length: 20 something. XXC - approximately 38 miles
Cross Country Race Registration Sunday, June 3, 2007:8am to 10:30am.
Starting times Sunday: 11AM, XXC 9AM, Kids Race 9:45AM.
Accommodations:Lodging is available at Massanutten's hotel. (540) 289-9441. Camping is available on the western slope, with many hotels available in Harrisonburg alongside highway 33.
Phone Information: 540.289.4954, fax 540.289.6414