Department of Parks
College Bike Races To Be At Lake Barkley State Resort Park Sept. 30-Oct. 1
CADIZ, Ky. – Lake Barkley State Resort Park will be hosting the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference and Regional Championships Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
The host school is Murray State University. This is the final weekend of regular season racing, which began Aug. 23. The races will be held on the 10 miles of mountain biking trails, which cover varied and technical terrain, a dual-slalom course, and a downhill course.
Kentucky schools expected to send teams include Murray State, Union College and Lindsey Wilson. Other schools expected to compete include Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Purdue, Cincinnati, Western Michigan, Michigan Tech and Butler.
The cross-country race and downhill trial runs will be Saturday, while the short-track cross country, dual-slalom heats, and timed downhill races will be Sunday. The races are free and open to the public.
The top three teams and individuals will advance to Division I and II collegiate nationals in Angelfire, New Mexico on Oct. 19-20.
For more information about the races, contact Jeffrey Viniard at 502-553-3319.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground and full service restaurant. For information about lodging and the park, call 1-800-325-1708.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov