2015 Sportif 'Cross Cup Series finale & LAST Mid-Atlantic race before Nationals in Asheville!
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton, VA
Pre-reg is open; closes Thurs 10 Dec, 11:45 pm. BikeReg charges a service fee. No mail-in registration. Race twice! $15 for your 2nd (& 3rd, & 4th) race (not counting races already discounted: Tandem, Juniors, or Anything Goes). Note: Best done in one transaction. If you reg for one race, then go back later to reg for a 2nd, email BikeReg for a $14 refund.
New! The MORE Beer Garden is FREE! Our good friends at MORE--Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts--are hosting it as a fundaraiser for their local trailbuilding projects. Racers and spectators 21+ may partake for free while we enthusiastically encourage you to donate genously to MORE. MORE is serving up Face Plant IPA & Rhino Chaser Pilsner from Lost Rhino--in classy cans, of course! VABC Permit pending. Catering by Great Blue Heron, NoVa Regional Parks. Absolutely no other alcohol allowed in the park.
New! T-Shirts & Pint Glasses featuring our brand new race logo adapted from NoFilm's shot of that dude at the happy humps and designed by Woof Cycling. Pre-orders close Nov. 28; limited quantities/sizes & slightly higher prices on race day.
Bikenetic Full Service Bike Shop is bringing you awesome prizes like last year, including those happy humps handups! Prize sponsors include Kona, Jamis, Lazer, and others to be named as we go.... Bill Schieken is announcing, and Java Cruiser & Acme Pie will be on hand once again. Team tent parking is now ringside at the Beer Garden! Must be reserved. Team XXL is running our Li'l Belgians kids' run race! Brush Hero will have a bike wash (temps permitting).
The 2015 course preseves all the best features of last year, including the flowy section, sandpit, and happy humps! (Special thanks again to Larry Miller for course fine-tuning.) Interactive 2015 Course Map. You can watch video of one full 2014 lap here.
Warm-ups: Course open for pre-riding at 7:45 am & after each race up to 5 min prior to next race. You may also warm up on the paved Cross-County Trail, parallel to the park road, and on gravel roads in the park. Do not ride on any ballfields.
Call-ups: Sign in opens at 7:15 am & closes 30 minutes before each event. Report to start staging 10 minutes before race start. All racers staged sequentially by race number. Call-ups for Men's 5, Men's 4/5, and Women's 4: order of Registration. Junior races: Sportif Series Standings, then CrossResults.com points, then Registration order. All other races: 1st row, top 8 Sportif Cross Cup Series standings; 2nd row, top 8 CrossResults.com points; 3rd row, Sportif Series pass holders, first 8 Registered; 4th+ rows, date/time of Registration.
Day-of registration incurs an additional $10 fee, except for Junior races (no day-of fee). USAC license required to race; must show at sign in. A one-day USAC licenses ($15), good for all races all day, is available only for Cat 5 Male & Cat 4 Female racers (including Juniors) who have not held a prior USAC license, as per USAC rules. Purchase this at checkout, online at USACycling, or with cash on day of race. Mountain bikes are fine, but no bar end extensions. All day-of reg and fees are cash only.
Sportif Cross Cup Series champs will be decided at this race! Points assigned to each race are determined by Sportif (the finale may carry more points), as are minimum purse payouts for each field across all series races. See Sportif Cross Cup Series Rules here. The BikeneticX Masters purse is sponsored by Lost Rhino Brewery!
Directions/parking: Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079, is 15 minutes off the Capitol Beltway. NOTE: Google Maps iPhoe App tries to take you on closed roads. The only way into the park is from Ox Road. From I-495, take I-95 South (at Springfield), then Exit 160B, ramp onto 123/Ox Rd, 1.5 mi Right into Park. From points south, take I-95 North, Exit 160B, ramp onto 123/Ox Rd, 1.5 miles, Right into Park. Drive all the way in to the bottom of the park & follow signs/marshalls to the large paved lot on the right. Do not park along entrance road. Team tent parking: follow marshalls directions.
CX is an all-weather sport! Race will be held unless the park itself has to close. In case of cancellation, registrations will be transferred to next year’s event. Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must stay on 4-foot leash & be attended to at all times by a responsible adult. No dogs immediately next to the course, please.
Team Bikenetic is proud to be helping Phoenix Bikes get its racing program off the ground & we're proud to offer race scholarships to all Team Phoenix members who complete their clinic/service obligations! For more information about their program, see http://www.phoenixbikes.org/.
Race director is Phil Troutman, available via contact link above.
Final note: While you're at it, register for all the other Sportif Cross Cup Series races as well: https://www.bikereg.com/events/Sportif-Cross-Cup/.