Wednesdays at Wakefield Series
14th Annual W@W MTB Racing Series
Location: Audrey Moore RECenter, Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA
Host: Potomac Velo Club (PVC)
Schedule: PVC Wednesdays at Wakefield (W@W) Race Schedule 2013 [PDF]
Time: 5:00PM – 9:00PM
The 2014 W@W Series schedule includes the following dates:
- W@W Race #1 — Wednesday, June 18, 2014
- W@W Race #2 — Wednesday, June 25, 2014
- W@W Race #3 — Wednesday, July 02, 2014
- W@W Race #4 — Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The rain days for 2014 (hopefully we don’t have to use these) includes the following dates:
- W@W Rain Day #1 — Wednesday, July 16, 2014
- W@W Rain Day #2 — Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Springfield, VA Forecast
Chance of Rain57°/59°
Chance of Rain70°/46°
Chance of Rain46°/32°
June 18 — July 16, 2014
This year’s 14th Annual Wednesdays-at-Wakefield (W@W) Mountain Bike Racing Series is here and hopes to honor the tradition of the past twelve years by providing our unique racing opportunity during the middle of the week! The W@W Cross-Country (XC) multi-lap course (that borders on being a super-sized short track) takes riders through Wakefield Park in what it expected to be our biggest event yet!
Trips for Kids Support
15% of Race Proceeds will be donated to Trips for Kids!
Race Day Registration will be located near end of the gravel road adjacent to the I-495 Wakefield-to-Ravensworth walking bridge. Please be there early to register due to registration ends 15-minutes prior to the start of each race. Race day registration is $20.00 (Juniors $5.00). We require you to fill out a USA Cycling Rider Release form during EACH race (even if you filled it out before, you need to do it EACH time). To save time, please bring a completed copy of your USA Cycling Rider Release Form electronically and bring it to registration to speed things up!
The race course will be run at the northern area of the park with the Starting Line is located at the bottom of the gravel hill near the sub-station, and the Finish Line located at the top of the gravel hill near registration. The course has been modified to include the switchback climbs and downhill berms at the center of the park. Racers in the 5:30PM race (Juniors) will not be doing the powerline climb or berm descent part of the course.
Prizes are awarded to top 3 in each category with Series medals awarded at last race to top 3 in each category. Experts will receive cash — 50% of expert men’s gate and 100% of expert women’s gate — back in cash. Additionally, racers must have two race finishes in a given category to be eligible for series medals.
The following rules are in place during each event:
- PVC Officials follows all USA Cycling Mountain Biking XC rules when appropriate.
- Helmets are required during ALL races and when pre-riding. Be smart — wear your helmet even when riding to the car!
- The bib number plate you are assigned is the plate/bib that you will use during the entire W@W series. It is your responsibility to save your bib number plate between races and bring it to each race. Bib number plates can be replaced if damaged or lost, but there will be $5.00 fee for each replacement.
- Northern Virginia is hot during June/July so make sure to bring your own water, hydrate often, and carry water when possible. PVC Staff will provide water on race day, but supplies are always limited when it’s hot!
This event will be held at Wakefield Park at 8100 Braddock Road in Annandale. To Wakefield Park: I-495 to exit 54A (Braddock Road West). Make first right into park entrance. (Park is immediately adjacent to the Beltway.)
Parking & Directions
Parking at Wakefield is always a premium, so please follow the directions provided by the volunteer parking attendants. You may park on the right side of the gravel road that extends beyond the main road, but you need to park nose-in. PLEASE PARK NOSE-IN!
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 by 4pm. After 3pm, racers may contact PVC President Jim Carlson at 703-623-7335. Please do not call before 3:00PM!
Classes & Schedule
|Junior Male (13-14)||1-Lap||$5.00||medals||5:30PM|
|Junior Female (13-14)||1-Lap||$5.00||medals||5:30PM|
|Junior Male (11-12)||1-Lap||$5.00||medals||5:30PM|
|Junior Female (11-12)||1-Lap||$5.00||medals||5:30PM|
|Super Junior Male (10 & Under)||1-Lap||$5.00||medals||5:30PM|
|Super Junior Female (10 & Under)||1-Lap||$5.00||medals||5:30PM|
|Masters 35+ Open||3-Laps||$20.00||prizes||6:00PM|
|Masters 45+ Open||2-Laps||$20.00||prizes||6:00PM|
|Junior Male (15-16)||2-Laps||$5.00||medals||6:00PM|
|Master Women 35+||2-Laps||$20.00||prizes||6:00PM|
|Junior Female (17-18)||2-Laps||$5.00||medals||6:00PM|
|Junior Female (15-16)||2-Laps||$5.00||medals||6:00PM|
|Clydesdale (>200 lb)||3-Laps||$20.00||prizes||6:55PM|
For questions and additional info regarding the race, contact firstname.lastname@example.org