Nov. 21 and 22

2 days of CX racing!

Winchester, VA

https://www.bikereg.com/winchesterapplecross

1300 South Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA22601

Online Registration OPENS on August 2, 2015 @ 7:00PM on Bikereg.com

Online Registration CLOSES on November 19, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

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November 21st: Race #6 in the Sportif Cross Cup series

Saturday is a Sportif Cross Cup event and will follow the schedule in the table below.  This event will be held under USA Cycling permit # (pending) with all participants being required to hold an annual license to race or purchase a “One-Day” license.  “One-Day” license will be available on race day at event registration or at USA Cycling prior to the event.  If purchased prior to the event, please bring proof of purchase to registration.  All participants will only compete in races that include the category listed on their license.  Those participants holding a “one-day” license may only compete in races that include Category 5 for men and Category 4 for women or if a junior, any “Junior” races.  NO license required for Lil’ Belgians Kids event.  Award podium will take place as soon as possible after each event and immediately after the protest period ends. 

November 22nd: Race #7 in the BikeReg Super 8 Cyclocross Series

Sunday is a Super 8 series event and will follow the schedule in the table below.  This event will be held under USA Cycling permit # (pending) with all participants being required to hold an annual license to race or purchase a “One-Day” license.  “One-Day” license will be available on race day at event registration or at USA Cycling prior to the event.  If purchased prior to the event, please bring proof of purchase to registration.  All participants will only compete in races that include the category listed on their license.  Those participants holding a “one-day” license may only compete in races that include Category 5 for men and Category 4 for women or if a junior, any “Junior” races.  NO license required for Lil’ Belgians Kids event.  Award podium will take place as soon as possible after each event and immediately after the protest period ends. 

IMPORTANT:  A USA Cycling license required for all races except the “Lil’ Belgians” race.  A “One-Day” license will be available for purchase for $15 at registration on race day or online at usacycling.org.  If purchasing online, please bring proof of purchase.  Those participants purchasing “One-Day” license may only participate in races that include Cat 5 for men or Cat 4 for women.  Juniors racing on a one-day license may participate in any “Junior” race.  If holding an annual USA Cycling license to ride, you MUST present your license at registration to receive your bib number.  Any participant who has previously held an annual license MAY NOT participate utilizing a “One-Day” license. 

Call Ups

Day 1: Sportif Cross Cup series

Cat 4/5 Men, Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women: Date/Time of registration

All other races:

Row 1 – Top 8 in Sportif Cross Cup series

Row 2 – Points based on CrossResults.com

Row 3+ – Series Pass holders followed by date/time of registration

Day 2: Super 8 series

Date and Time of Registration:

Cat 4/5 Men            Cat 4 Women

Super 8 standing followed by date/time of registration:

Masters Men 3/4/5 35+/45+            Masters 1/2/3/4 Women 45+            ALL Juniors

Cat 3/4 Women                                    Cat 3/4 Men                                    Masters Men 55+

CrossResults.com Points followed by date/time of registration:

Masters 1/2/3 Men 45+                        Cat 1/2/3 Women                                   

Masters 1/2/3 35+                                    Cat 1/2/3 Men

Four spots on the third row may be used at the discretion of the promoter for ALL categories.

 

Pre-Riding and Warm-Up

The Saturday course may be set up and available for pre-riding by 4:00 PM on Friday, November 20th and Sunday’s course by 5:00 PM on Saturday.  During the event, the course is open for warm-up and pre-riding after the winner of the preceding race crosses the line.  Riding on the course during a race in which you are not registered in prohibited and can result in disqualification from all event races.

IMPORTANT:  When entering the course for pre-riding during the event, you MUST enter at the designated course entrance, which will be just beyond the finish line.  DO NOT cross the finish line to enter the course and DO NOT pass any riders participating in the previous race.  Failure to abide by these rules can result in disqualification from all event races.

Course Description

Both event days will include a paved start/finish.  In the spirit of cyclocross, expect numerous steep hills, off camber sections, grass, gravel, sand and even mud.  Each day will have it’s own unique features with the most popular (Belgian Wall) included in both days.  There’s also the possibility of a second “Belgian Wall”.  A large, double sided pit will be located near the center point of the lap.

The Venue

Winchester AppleCross is held at Jim Barnett Park in Winchester, VA.  NO alcohol permitted in the park.  The park opens at dawn and closes at dusk.  There will be multiple porta-potties located at the central portion of the event as well as registration and staging.  Indoor bathroom and shower facilities will be available in the War Memorial building, which is located just West of the main parking area.  Please enter through the double glass doors.  DO NOT use the entrance under the covered drive as this portion may be used for religious services on Sunday.  And please, “Leave NO Trace”. 

Greenwood Grocery and Deli will be on hand serving a variety of items and Roma’s Wood Fired Oven Pizza will be baking fresh pizza in a mobile wood fired oven.   In addition to those items we plan to serve hot apple cider beside the roaring fireplace.  There is a children’s playground located near the race village.

Additional offerings may be added as the event weekend approaches.

Special rates on local hotels will be available and announced at a later date.

Parking

The primary parking lot is located between race village and the War Memorial.  The overflow lot is located just North of race village adjacent to the baseball field.  All paved lots are available for parking EXCEPT for the area directly in front of the registration shelter.  Parking on the grass is prohibited.  Any vehicle parked in front of the registration shelter or on the grass will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

Medical/First Aid

A Medical Doctor will be on-site for treatment during the event if needed.  Please report to the registration shelter if requesting medical attention.  For severe injuries, contact any race official or event staff member.  If unable to locate someone, DON’T DELAY, dial 911!  The nearest hospital is Winchester Medical Center, 1840 Amherst St., Winchester, VA. (540) 536-8000.

Event Staff

Race Director: Jon Hicks

Assistant Race Director: Delmar (DJ) Arnold

Official’s Liaison: Shawn Carrico

Race Director Address: 128 Babbs Run Ln, Winchester, VA22603

Registration Managers: Delmar (DJ) and Carolyn Arnold

Sponsoring Team: Sportif Coaching Group

Announcer: Bill Schieken

Event Contact: Jon Hicks @ (540) 974-0436 or email sportifcoachingva@gmail.com

Accommodations

Hampton Inn - $79/nt.  This is the OFFICIAL Winchester AppleCross hotel, located adjacent to the park and within walking distance to numerous restaurants and shopping.

The George Washington Hotel - $139/nt.  Old Town Winchester.  Must call the hotel direct at (540) 678-4700 and mention "Winchester AppleCross" for this group rate.  Rates honored through 10/20/15 and may be available after this date based on availability.