Wednesdays at Wakefield is back, baby!
Get ready to enjoy another Summer worth of backyard mountain bike racing with Potomac Velo Club’s epic four race training series. PVC President Jim Carlson continues to keeps the price extremely low ($20 a race) has he welcomes you to the 15th Anniversary of Wednesdays of Wakefield!
Starting on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 @ 5 pm, Potomac Velo Club’s race director Kyle Bondo will feature four (4) Wednesdays-in-a-row worth of Beginner, Sport, Expert, Junior, and Master level categories at Wakefield Park in Annandale, Virginia. Each of the four Wednesdays (June 21, June 28, July 5, and July 12 — Rain Days July 19 and July 26) will use the now finished Wakefield MTB Park trails.
What’s new for 2017?
The good news is that the construction is complete! Yeah! If you’ve been away from Wakefield for a while, come back this year to enjoy an improved trail system that features one of the only mountain bike races within 20-minutes of downtown Washington DC.
Returning this year will be the Fat Bike (+3.5-inch tires) category, and for the first time, we will be featuring a new Women’s Single Speed category! If you want to see these two categories become a Wednesdays at Wakefield standard, please come out and race them!
PVC course designer Pete Daily will again attempt to test your mountain bike racing skills with his now finished 5-mile course, complete with rock stream crossings, quick climbs, and fast straight-a-ways. His 2017 course will include much of what you have come to love about Wakefield, but with a few additions to make it just a bit different.
Registration Opens on April 24th, 2017
If you’re a little short this Summer, PVC has two great ways to save!
The first way is to pre-register for the entire Wednesdays at Wakefield MTB Series by visiting our online registration site. If you pre-register for the entire series before the deadline, PVC will give you four race entries for the price of three! That is a $20 savings!
The second way is to come out to one of our Trail Days and help us give Wakefield Park some trail love. Every year the park trails get overgrown, rutted out, and full of puddles that never go away. If you come out to one of our upcoming Trail Days and work at least 2-hours with PVC and MORE, we’ll give you one (1) race entry for free! That is another $20 savings!
Building the Next Generation of Riders
Our friends over at Trails for Youth will return to Wakefield to continue to direct the Juniors racing part of Wednesdays at Wakefield starting at 5:30 PM (for age groups Super Junior Boys/Girls 10 and Under, Juniors 11-12, and 13-14), and 6:00 PM for those Junior’s who are a bit faster (age groups Juniors 15-16 and 17-18). PVC makes sure that 15% of all our race proceeds always go to Trails for Youth, and you can donate or volunteer to help their efforts by visiting them online or at their registration tent on race day.
Time for some Traditions
According to tradition, the 15th Anniversary is CRYSTAL with watches and timepieces as modern additions. We’re not sure that means yet, but we’re thinking about some new additions that will help the series run even better. More to follow on that!
We look forward to having another awesome year of racing at Wakefield, and we hope you can get off work and come join us for some afternoon fun! Besides, think of all the traffic you’ll get to miss!
I hope to see you all at this year’s very special 15th Anniversary Wednesdays at Wakefield MTB Series starting on June 21st, 2017!