Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2009 NCL Magazine : Bikers take to the starting line at The 2009 Devils Backbone Challenge in Roseland, Virginia
Nelson County, Virginia
Devils Backbone Challenge 2009 is in the history books and the first event is a total success! The parking lot of Devils Backbone Brewing Company  was packed Saturday morning as bikers from all over the region participated in the inaugural event at the Nelson County microbrewery. Nelson County Life Magazine was a co-sponsor of this year’s event.
Our Paul Purpura, with his very big new lens in tow, was out to grab all of the shots both on the pavement and cross country!
One of the contestants in Saturday's race cuts cross country in The Devils Backbone Challenge.
The race was part of the larger Virginia Off Road Series. 
Before going offroad, bikers had the easier challenge of pavement, winding up Brent's Mountain!
Long before the race got underway, entrants signed in for the race at the beautiful brewery just below Black Rock Mountain in Beech Grover/Roseland.
The weather perfectly cooperated for the 1st annual event that brewery owner, Steve Crandall, says will be held every Memorial Day from now on.
Photo By Heidi Crandall : Marines prepare for the DBBC Challenge!
Photo By Heidi Crandall : Another view of the race's start.
Woody Elliot, the coordinator of The Devils Backbone Challenge, hands out awards after the race.
See you at the 2010 Devils Backbone Challenge!