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PVC | March 4, 2015

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Wednesdays at Wakefield Series

Potomac Velo Club Logo 2013 Wednesday at Wakefield W@W First Logo

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

Results: W@W Results Section
Contact: Jim Carlson, 703-623-7335 (Wednesday’s Only after 3:00PM),

Springfield, VA Forecast

Wednesday <bWed, 04 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500 /> // 90%
Cloudy skies with periods of rain this afternoon. High 46F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%.
Ice Pellets
Thursday <bThu, 05 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500 /> // 100%
Ice Pellets
A wintry mix in the morning will transition to mainly snow in the afternoon. High 31F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 100%. Snow and ice accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
Friday <bFri, 06 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500 /> // 0%
Sunny. High 29F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday <bSat, 07 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500 /> // 10%
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 42F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday <bSun, 08 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0400 /> // 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 47F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

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!

Course Details
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.

Podium Details
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.

Series Points
1st 25
2nd 18
3rd 13
4th 10
5th 9
6th 8
7th 7
8th 6
9th 5
10th 4
11th 3
12th 2
13th 1

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

Race Order by Category
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
Single-Speed Male 3-Laps $20.00 prizes 6:00PM
Masters 35+ Open 3-Laps $20.00 prizes 6:00PM
Masters 45+ Open 2-Laps $20.00 prizes 6:00PM
Junior Male(17-18) 2-Laps $5.00 medals 6:00PM
Junior Male (15-16) 2-Laps $5.00 medals 6:00PM
Master Women 35+ 2-Laps $20.00 prizes 6:00PM
Beginner Male 2-Laps $20.00 medals 6:00PM
Beginner Female 2-Laps $20.00 medals 6:00PM
Junior Female (17-18) 2-Laps $5.00 medals 6:00PM
Junior Female (15-16) 2-Laps $5.00 medals 6:00PM
Expert Male 4-Laps $20.00 cash 6:55PM
Expert Female 4-Laps $20.00 cash 6:55PM
Sport Male 3-Laps $20.00 prizes 6:55PM
Sport Female 3-Laps $20.00 prizes 6:55PM
Clydesdale (>200 lb) 3-Laps $20.00 prizes 6:55PM

For questions and additional info regarding the race, contact

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