Website registration: https://www.bikereg.com/leesburg-bakers-dozen
Plum Grove Cyclery and Go Time Racing are proud to announce
The Eleventh Annual Leesburg Bakers Dozen
A 13 hour Mountain Bike Extravaganza
Event description: The Eleventh Annual Leesburg Bakers Dozen is a 13+ hour Mountain Bike Race starting at 9:00am April 22, 2017. The event will be held on a private farm overlooking the Potomac River 3.5 miles north of Leesburg Virginia. This event has been designed to be fun for all racers, family and spectators.
Race Caps: We will again be capping the number of registrants for the race. This year, there will be 530 slots available during general registration on a first come, first served basis.
Some important registration Info….
- General Registration will open February 12 at 7:00 PM for all categories.
- If you are an ten year participant (you have raced all ten previous LBD), you have the option of a guaranteed in, but you MUST let us know and submit payment before Feb 1. You will be able to pay via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will then add you to the confirmed riders list. If we have not heard from you prior to Feb 1 this option will no longer be valid and you will need to register during open registration.
To celebrate EARTH DAY, we are inviting donations to support the U.S. National Park Service. You will see this option when you register, you may donate any amount you wish. You may also make donations on site at the race. Thank you for supporting our National Parks!! Find a park to explore... https://www.nps.gov/index.htm
- For those of you interested in supporting Adventures For the Cure, we will be donating 15 spots to this very worthwhile charity. AFC focuses on helping children with diabetes through the Extreme Weekend For Children With Diabetes Camp as well as Kupenda for the Children, an organization that helps children with disabilities in Kenya. AFC will be auctioning these spots separately and your tax deductible donation will be paid directly to AFC, who will then communicate to us the necessary registration info.
- We will NOT be keeping a waitlist this year.
- See below for UPDATES on categories.
- Racers are permitted to transfer/sell your spot, but will be assessed $15.00 fee. THIS FEE WILL ALSO BE ASSESSED FOR RACERS MAKING TEAM NAME CHANGES, RACER NAME CHANGES, AS WELL AS CATEGORY CHANGES. While you are free to register yourself and your teammates, we recommend registering your teammates using their correct information in order to avoid this fee. Captains - Please have your full team information ready when registering.
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 8. We don't want anyone to feel lonely on the results pages!
Please note the added category--
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.
Course description: The 2017 course will be run in reverse of the 2016 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 accomodate 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 prerides. 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 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the following dates:
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 21 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.
For info on Kid's/Juniors/Youth races: link coming soon!
Note: 3 Person Juniors teams register on the main race page.
TSHIRTS- Here is the size chart for the t-shirts we will be ordering:
All chest measurements are in inches seam to seam
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 21 through April 23. There are no fees for camping. Hotels and Motels are also available in nearby Leesburg, including:
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.
RFID Chip Timing – Provides the most accurate timing available. Allows for 100% accurate real time scoring.
Kids Race - Kids race will be held on shortened course, time to be announced.
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 accomplishmen