Wednesday's at Wakefield Race #2

Summer Wednesday's are for Mountain Biking!
The Potomac Velo Club's (PVC) Wednesdays @ Wakefield (W@W) series continues a great tradition of "after work" mountain biking founded almost a decade ago at Wakefield Park. Sponsored by The Bike Lane, Crank Brothers, Positively Chiropractic, and Hammer Nutrition -- with 15% of race proceeds going to Trips for Kids -- this fun yet competitive multi-lap course brings out some of the best mountain bikers in Washington, DC! Special thanks to the Fairfax County Park Authority and the folks at Audrey Moore RECenter for helping us make your Summer Wednesday afternoons not suck!

This year's W@W 2012 Race Dates include:

  • Race #1 @ Wakefield June 19, 2012
  • Race #2 @ Wakefield June 26, 2012
  • No Race - Independence Day Week, July 3, 2012
  • Race #3 @ Wakefield July 10, 2012
  • Race #4 @ Wakefield July 17, 2012 -- Series Final

Classes, Cost, and Schedule
W@W has only race day registration with all adult classes $20.00/per racer and Juniors $5.00/per racer. Please check our website for a full list of classes, but typically we race Juniors at 5:30pm, Beginners and Master classes at 6:00pm, and all the fast guys in the Sport and Expert classes at 6:55pm. We hold awards after each race, and finish the 6:55pm race awards around 8:30pm, with cleanup and final bug out normally by 9:00pm.

How to Get There
This event will be held at Wakefield Park at 8100 Braddock Road in Annandale. To get to Wakefield Park:

  • Take I-495 to exit 54A (Braddock Road West)
  • Make first right into park entrance (Wakefield Park is immediately adjacent to the Beltway).
  • Follow the road to the Recreation Center at the end of the paved road
  • Look for a W@W parking volunteer. Right now, you may park on the right side of the gravel road that extends beyond the main road, but please park NOSE-IN due to the tight fit.
  • Follow the crowd to registration and race start!

Volunteers
Don't have the scratch you need to race on Wednesday? No worries! Volunteer to help us out on a Wednesday and get your next Wednesday race for free! Please check with the Race Director before 5:30pm during each Wednesday's race to make sure you get credit for volunteering or signup to volunteer via [masked] so that we know you're coming. Note: volunteer credit is not transferable at this time.

Inclement Weather Notice
The races are held subject to trail conditions and weather. In case of inclement weather, updated race status will be posted on the website (www.potomacvelo.com) by Wednesday at 4pm (or on the upcoming website at: waw.potomacvelo.com).

Race Updates
You can also keep tabs on the W@W updates by following us on Twitter @potomacveloclub (Hash Tag: #WaWMTB) or Liking us on Facebook! Also check for news, updates, and results by visiting the PVC website at potomacvelo.com!

Hope to see you starting Wednesday, June 19th, 2013, at Wakefield!


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  • Kristi K

    As per usual, I will be volunteering with the youth races. If you see me (not hard to find women in the crowd...), please say hello! Also, my bike will say "Sweep" on it instead of having a number. If anyone else is interested in volunteering with the youth, let me know! (Their course is a little shorter but is a good introduction!)

    June 21, 2013

    • chris r.

      I am just leaving work. I apologize if I don't make it in time to help.

      June 26, 2013

    • Kristi K

      no worries, chris! just any time you're there early feel free to stop by the trails for youth tent - you can learn a bit about us and volunteer if you like!

      1 · June 27, 2013

  • Kristi K

    fantastic day! the kids race always heads out first, which means we got the hottest time out there - and it was HOT. overall the kids rode faster than last week, so it's fun to see them improve! i'm impressed with all the adult racers too ;)

    June 27, 2013

  • Jorge R.

    Awesome!

    June 26, 2013

  • Sarah

    Even better than the last one!!:-)

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly, I have a gig. If you live in Annapolis, come see it. Annapolis City Dock at 7PM. Enjoy the race!

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Din V.

    hi guys I would like to go along with you on Wednesday, but I have a problem that I have no one to take me, because I have no driver's license and would like to know if I could go with someone to take me, I live close to REI in college park let me know if anyone can for permission in my work. thanks

    June 24, 2013

  • Rene

    I ran the race course earlier today. I was wondering if anyone could let me know what sort of lap times people were setting in the mens' beginner category. Greatly appreciated!

    June 20, 2013

    • Jorge R.

      I did the race for the first time last Wed. (first time ever) and just ride fine at my own pace. It's a lot of fun. Enjoy your ride!

      June 24, 2013

    • chris r.

      It's the same. You gotta start somewhere! Come on out!

      June 24, 2013

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