CARLISLE, PA (September 30, 2010) - America's longest cyclocross race will be speeding through Michaux State Forest on October 10, 2010. Representatives from the TV show "Ride Guide" produced in Alberta, Canada by Outside Television will be visiting the area to film the Iron Cross VIII Bicycle Race at Michaux State Forest to include in a mountain biking in PA episode.

Ride Guide is a TV show that features free-ski and free-ride locations and events. They will be in the state of PA from October 1st to the 10th to film The Wissahickon Valley Park, Vertical Earth Gravity Park, The Allegrippis Trails and the Iron Cross VIII event for an upcoming episode that will air in the spring on various outdoors and sports stations in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau (CVVB) and Franklin County Visitors Bureau will be hosting the group from October 8th - 10th. Besides attending and filming the Iron Cross VIII Race, Ride Guide, will be visiting area attractions to potentially include in the feature. "We are excited to embrace and promote another unique asset to the Cumberland Valley," said CVVB PR Coordinator Kristen Oakley, "It's a great opportunity to highlight a distinct event with the inclusion of other things to see and do in our area."  The Iron Cross VIII segment will be 5:30 minutes of the 30 minute program. The CVVB will receive all b-roll filmed in the area for other use.

The Iron Cross VIII Bicycle Race is America's longest cyclocross race with over 300 registered participants. The race is a 60+ mile race with over 6,000 feet of climbing in and around Michaux State Forest. Bikers from all over the country come to test their skills on this grueling course.

The mission of the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau is to promote Cumberland Valley as a tourist destination, attract visitors to the area, enhance the visitor's experience, and to encourage and promote overnight stays.

The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau is also part of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country Roads region, the number one visited region in PA, a true vacation destination where country meets city and the past lives side-by-side with the present.