Start Time: We will again be starting at 9:00 am this year. This should allow us to have racers off course by 11:00pm or so. One of our main goals is to provide a fun and inclusive atmosphere, and this includes the post race festivities. We love having the Bluegrass and Bonfires, and want to have more time to hang out with you, the racers, after the "serious" stuff is done with. We feel this earlier start time will allow this and provide more opportunity for camaraderie and to hear your stories from the days events.
UPDATED Geezer Category definitions: In order to qualify for these categories, a 2 Person Male Geezer team MUST have a combined age of at least 90 years, and a 3 Person Male Geezer team MUST have a combined age of 135 years. Birthdays will be requested during the registration process and will be checked at registration/packet pickup. Yes, we have raised the age for Geezers!!
COED Category definitions: These categories are designated Coed Teams and must consist of at least 1 female, but can include all female teams as well. Any teams registered in these categories that consist of all males will be transferred to the corresponding Male categories.
We have expanded the category options this year, but we will combine categories with less than five racers or teams registered as of April 13. We don't want anyone to feel lonely on the results pages!
UPDATE: As of April 15, racer counts were low in several categories and have been closed/combined. 2 Person Female teams should register with COED, 3 person Junior teams should register as 3 person male or COED(if applicable), Singlespeed Solo Female racers should register as Singlespeed solo male if you prefer to race with singlespeed, or solo Female.
Please note the added categories--
3 Person Junior: each team member must be 17 or under to race this category. Parents MUST come to check in to sign waiver for racers under 18! Parents please carefully consider your Juniors riding ability before signing them up, they will be on the course at the same time as all of the adult racers.
Solo Male Geezer : yeah, yeah, there have been a lot of requests for this category. must be 45+ to register here
Course description: The 2018 course will be run in reverse of the 2017 course. The course is made up of rolling hills with plenty of semi-technical challenge in the form of rocks, roots, log piles, and small ledges. This is a fast course, but has been designed to accommodate all skill levels, from Beginner to Expert.
Pre–Riding: In addition to the Friday before the race, there will be at least one pre-ride opportunity prior to race weekend which will be announced at a later date, and hopefully scheduled around agreeable weather conditions. All participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver prior to pre-rides. Check back here for Pre-ride dates & times, additionally all registered racers will receive email updates.
The course will be open for pre-rides from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the following dates:
Sunday March 18
Saturday March 24 CANCELLED due to snow
Sunday March 25 CANCELLED due to snow
Saturday March 31 CANCELLED due to rain & mud
Sunday April 1 hours 9-1
Saturday April 14 hours 9 to noon
2 p.m. is the end time on these dates, please plan on completing your ride by this time, do not start another lap if you expect you would be finishing past 2. Please check in and sign a waiver before you begin riding, there will be a tent set up after entering the property via Farm Ln. Some portions of the trail may not be open for all pre-ride dates.
The venue will be open Friday April 20 at 12:00 noon. You may begin setting up your campsites at this time. The trail will be open beginning at noon for pre-ride as well, trail will be closed at dark.
Please note: The course is located on a private, active farm. The trails are closed to the public aside from race activities. In order to ensure future events and rides, please do not attempt to “poach” the trails prior to or after the event.
Directions: Event will take place approximately 3.5 miles north of Leesburg Va.
From Leesburg: take 15 North towards Point of Rocks Bridge for 3 miles, ¼ mile past Whites Ferry Road, turn right on Farm Lane.P
From Maryland: Cross Whites ferry. Once in the Commonwealth, take Whites Ferry Road to 15. Turn right on 15 and go ¼ mile, turn right on Farm Lane. OR Cross Point of Rocks Bridge, stay on 15 south for 8.1 miles, turn left on Farm Lane.
Please click here for Google map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//42498+Farm+Ln,+Leesburg,+VAemail@example.com,-77.53039,17z/data=!4m13!1m4!3m3!1s0x89b622c4f6049dc9:0xe195d1bcc4cb2efb!2s42498+Farm+Ln,+Leesburg,+VA+20176!3b1!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b622c4f6049dc9:0xe195d1bcc4cb2efb!2m2!1d-77.53039!2d39.159268
Camping: will be permitted April 20 through April 22. There are no fees for camping. Hotels and Motels are also available in nearby Leesburg, including:
Hampton Inn 703.669.8640
Best Western 703.777.9400
Comfort Inn 703.669.1650
Holiday Inn 703.771.9200
Pets are welcome, but will be required to be on leash.
Check in and packet pickup will be from 5pm to 7:30pm on Friday and 7:00am to 8:15:00am on Saturday. All racers MUST be checked in by 8:15:00am Saturday!!! Please have a valid picture ID ready when you check in. You do NOT need a NORBA/USA Cycling license or permit. You should try to have your entire team with you when you check in.
Race will be held Rain or Shine. There will be no refunds for any reason.
Note: If you are registering a multi person team, please have the team captain register and list the additional team members using the Bikereg option to create a team profile.
For more information, please check back here periodically for updates or check out www.plumgrovecyclery.com. If you have specific questions, please contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
RFID Chip Timing – Provides the most accurate timing available. Timing this year will be provided by Precision Race http://www.precisionrace.com/
Load the free ItsYourRace mobile app to keep track of individual and team standings. You can also see current lap counts/standings in the green Results tent near the lap timing system.
Kids Race - Kids race will be held on shortened course, time to be announced. Kids race info:
Location – Prime location in Northern Virginia, right outside Leesburg.
Food – we will provide a post race Pizza
Bonfiire and Bluegrass - Saturday night Bonfire with bluegrass band to help celebrate your accomplishment UPDATE: trying something different this year, how about some rock 'n roll by the bonfire?