SNOWSHOE, W.Va. — Thousands of mountain bikers will be spinning the wheels this weekend at Snowshoe Mountain.

The resort is hosting the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals Friday through Sunday, where athletes from around the world will compete for the gold.

According to a release from Snowshoe, This year marks the first time the event has been held in the United States since 2015 and is expecting more than 13,000 people total.

Snowshoe has recently received the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Ride Center designation.

The Snowshoe Highlands Ride Center has been awarded the designation in recognition of its exceptional mountain biking experience, which makes it one of just 40 IMBA Ride Centers in the world.