On May 11, 2013, in celebration of the life of Karl Kalber, the 2nd Annual ‘Karl’s Kaleidoscope Mountain Bike Race’, was held at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, Virginia.

The race was a tremendous success and rated at the top of the scale with seasoned racers on venue, courses and trophies. The winners received exclusive hand crafted kaleidoscope trophies, thousands of dollars in prize money and many more items donated by our sponsors. Check us out on facebook for all results and pictures.

This year’s race proceeds netted $3235.00 donated to the Mel Leaman Free Clinic of Marion, VA.
If you would like to participate, be a sponsor or volunteer for next year’s Karl’s Kaleidoscope Mountain Bike Race please contact Mark Prater @ 276.759.1166.

Following is a list of all winners and sponsors of this year’s race.

Congratulations to the expert course male winners
1st Cory Rimmer…..4:31:31
2nd Shawn Hall
3rd Chris Tries

Congratulations to the expert course female winners
1st Misty Tilson Harrisonburg, Va.………….6:12:57
2nd Anet Lamberson Johnson City , Tn.

Congratulations to the sport course male winners
1st Eddie Branch Bristol, Tn………..1:54:40
2nd Corbitt Courne Fries, Va.
3rd Patrick Deel

Congratulations to the sport course female winners
1st Jessie Evans Marion, Va.…………3:17:50

We would like to thank our sponsors.

Nequik distributed by Blue Ridge Beverage Pepsi
Royal Mouldings Building Products Gatorade
Arnold’s Exxon Mt. Rogers Health District Smyth County Health Dept.
Appalachian Rail Systems The Bank of Marion
Bill Evans Financial Marion Mold and Tool
Atkins Tank Restaurant United States Department of Agriculture
David Martin Nationwide Insurance Lifetime Wellness Center
Mt. Rogers Regional Adult Education Program Mountain Sports Ltd.
Road ID Spring Ice Company

Special thanks to Atkins Volunteer Fire Dept., Marion Rescue Squad, Ham Radio Operators, all volunteers, Fred and Charles Conners and C. W. Pratt for allowing us to race through their farms and Appalachian Trail for allowing to cross the AT and Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area for the special use permit from USDA. Big thanks to Hungry Mother State Park for giving us permission to use the awesome park and their help on race day.