The Union Cycliste Internationale Mountain Bike (UCI MTB) World Cup returns to Snowshoe Mountain this summer, marking the West Virginia resort’s third time hosting the marquee event on the World Cup circuit of downhill, cross-country, and short-track racing.
Snowshoe first hosted the event in September 2019, which also marked the race’s first time in the United States in nearly half a decade. Drawing a crowd of nearly 15,000 fans, it was celebrated as one of the most memorable World Cup races of all time, earning Pinkbike’s coveted “Event of the Year.”
“Admittedly, I was pretty skeptical when it was announced that Snowshoe would be hosting a World Cup,” Russell Finsterwald, one of the U.S.’s top bikers, said recalling the event. “I knew the track could be World Cup worthy, but being out in the boonies four hours away from any major city had me worried it was going to feel a bit deserted, but boy was I wrong.”