25 Years of Grassroots Mountain Bike Racing!
📷 For over about fifteen years, the Potomac Velo Club (PVC) has been hosting the greatest mid-day race series on the East Coast. Called simply "Wednesdays at Wakefield" ([email protected]), this mountain bike event takes over the single-track of Wakefield Park on -- you guessed it-- each Wednesday evening. PVC took over the race series from CSG in 2004, and now it is time for another change.
New for 2019, The Bike Lane, in partnership with Potomac Velo Club, will take over Wednesdays at Wakefield! The Bike Lane, a locally owned bike shop in Springfield and Reston, has been the major sponsor of our grassroots race series since PVC took over the series. We are excited about this new partnership and know 2019 will be a race series to remember!
We've lost count of the years that this race series has been going on but for those of us who think we remember, we believe the series is about 25 years old. So this year, we are celebrating 25 years of grassroots racing!
Plan to get off of work a bit early and join over 200 riders for four spectacular weekdays of racing starting on June 12th. Pitched as a race "in your own backyard", [email protected] features a very down-home and earthy venue. We are keeping the series as grassroots as you can get. But don't let that fool you, The Bike Lane and PVC have done more racing in their 20+ year history then most of the Wednesday riders will do in a lifetime. And they show this through a simplified, yet highly organized event, that allows for enough riding categories to give everyone a fighting chance.
The PVC and Bike Lane Race Teams have come together to run a fun and community-oriented race series. We have an all-volunteer staff who works closely with our local IMBA club, Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE), to make sure we have fun singletrack to race, that is great for everyone from juniors to beginners to elite racers. We also partner with Trails for Youth, who run the Youth Races early in the evening. A portion of the proceeds from [email protected] goes to MORE and Trails for Youth.