From Mountains to Rapids, Students Get Double the Sporting Adventure
Red Bull Switchboard Comes to West Virginia University
Red Bull Switchboard is every action sport lover’s dream. Twenty-Five WVU students selected by the Cycling Club enjoyed two activities in the same day: mountain biking and white water rafting. The event partnered with Adventures on the Gorge, Marathon Bicycle Company and Cannondale Bikes in order to make this experience happen.
Students loaded up into busses at 6 AM on Sunday, April 29 2012 and were taken to Marathon Bicycle Company in Fayatteville, WV. After being sized up and fitted onto Cannondale 29” Trail SL 4’s or 26” Trail 5’s, they were ready to hit the trails. Everyone rode directly from the bike shop to the newly renovated Arrow Head trail network where they did a fast, flowy and all around amazing 15 mile ride.
Once everyone was fueled up on chilled Red Bull’s and a catered lunch, they changed into their rafting gear and hopped onto a bus once again. Students were taken to the Lower Gauley River at Woods Ferry. Over the course of 14 miles and 3 hours, 5 boats traversed down the river hitting 4 sets of class IV rapids along the way.
Arriving back to school at 12:30 AM, there was nothing but a smile to be found on each participant. With finals beginning the following day, this was surely a fantastic way to release the stress!
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Source: Gideon Spitzer-Williams