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Massanutten Resort's 25th Hoo-Ha

Hello, it's Aimee blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents.

HOO-HA. Fun to say, even more fun to attend.

On Saturday and Sunday, Massanutten will be hosting their 25th annual mountain biking extravaganza.

image courtesy of Hoo-Ha Facebook page

Karl Waizecker, Kline May Realty's principal broker said, "People come from all over the region and even the country to attend. It's a blast." With a name like that, how could it not be? Hoo-ha. I say it, and I smile.

And new to this year's Hoo-Ha, is an Enduro race.

Don't know what Enduro is? Me neither, at least not until Karl educated me about this competitive and exciting mountain biking sport. "Enduro is a multi-stage race that includes uphill and downhill sections, but only the downhills are timed. A group of mountain bikers ride up to a high point and then race down. In this weekend's race at Massanutten there are four stages, and the lowest combined time from all four stages is crowned the winner."

Here are the four routes for tomorrow's Enduro race:

image courtesy of Hoo-Ha Facebook page

If you're interested in attending any of the festivities, you can follow the directions below and watch the Enduro race on Saturday, June 8.

Directions from Harrisonburg (@ 81 & Rt 33) | Massanutten's Western Slope is located near Keezletown, Virginia on the Western side of Massanutten Resort.

-Follow Route 33 East 3.8 miles to stop light at Rt.620 (Massanutten Presbyterian Church is on your left).
-Left onto Rt 620 North / Indian Trail Rd. Follow Rt. 620 N for 1.7 miles until you cross the rail-road tracks in Keezletown.
-Right onto 620 N / Mountain Valley Rd. Follow 620 N for .9 mi.
-Right onto Happy Valley Rd. Follow Happy Valley Rd. 1.4 mi to Western Slope Parking area on Right.

The mountain biking festivities continue on Massanutten's Western slope on Sunday too with the 25th annual Hoo-Ha, where competitors ride through the wilderness on their mountain bikes, on courses ranging from 8 to 32 miles long. There is even a kids' race!

According to Karl, a lot of volunteers keep this event running smoothly. Volunteers ride the track before the races to make sure that signs haven't been altered and there is no debris in the trail. Volunteers work aid stations, and volunteers ride behind racers to ensure that nobody breaks down or gets hurt.

Two members of the Kline May Realty team are volunteering at the Sunday event. Karl Waizecker and Basil Hangemanole will volunteer their time sweeping, which is when a non-racer rides behind a group of racers to ensure that nobody is left on the trail hurt or with a mechanical issue.

So if you crave adventure or just like to watch, consider spending your weekend at the Hoo-Ha. If it's as fun to go to as it is to say, you're going to have a great time!


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