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Winchester AppleCross

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Start line address: 1300 South Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA 22601, Winchester, VA22601

Presented by Sportif Coaching Group

Register for a second race and receive a $12 refund!

After registering at full price ($32), contact the promoter via BikeReg and you will be refunded $12 for each race after the first FULL priced race on each day.  For example: Register for the Masters 3/4/5 35+ AND Cat 4/5 races get a $12 refund.  Offer not valid for junior categories.

Presented by

Sportif Coaching Group 

November 19, 2016

1300 South Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA22601

Online Registration OPENS on October 8, 2016 @ 7:30PM on "Official Online Reservation Service"

Online Registration CLOSES on November 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

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Event #8 in the BikeReg Super 8 Cyclocross Series

Sunday is a Super 8 series event and will follow the schedule in the table above.  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.  “Beginner One-Day” license will be available on BikeReg, 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 “beginner one-day” license may only compete in races that include Category 5 for men and women or if a junior, any “Junior” races.  Any former member with a racing category excluded by the "Beginner One-Day Race License" is eligible to purchase an "Experienced One-Day Race license" once per year.  The "Experienced One-Day license is ONLY available online at  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 “Beginner One-Day” license will be available for purchase for $10 on BikeReg, at registration on race day or online at  If purchasing online, please bring proof of purchase.  Those participants purchasing “Beginner One-Day” license may only participate in races that include Cat 5 for men or 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 former member with a racing category excluded by the "Beginner One-Day Race License" is eligible to purchase an "Experienced One-Day Race license" once per year.  The "Experienced One-Day license cost $25 and is ONLY available online at

Call Ups

Cat 5 Men and Cat 4/5 Women (beginners): Date and Time of Registration

ALL other categories: Top four (4) Super 8 series standing, then Points  followed by date/time of registration

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

Pre-Riding and Warm-Up

Pre-riding by 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 18th.  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

The event will include a paved start/finish.  In the spirit of cyclocross, expect numerous steep hills, off camber sections, grass, gravel, sand and even mud.  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.  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.


"Official" Event Hotel - Hampton Inn Winchester - University/Mall Area - BOOK HERE!

The Hampton Inn is the perfect location to spend the weekend for AppleCross.  Located adjacent to the venue, Jim Barnett Park, you will have easy access to pre-ride or walk over to the race.  Multiple restaurants within walking distance, mall just across the street and an AMAZING rate of only $79/nt!!!!  Book now as this rate is only guaranteed if booked by November 10th or when the block of rooms is sold out!


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

Earlier Event: November 12
Rockburn CX
Later Event: November 23
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