Start date: 10/08/2023

Registration: opens 05/01/2023
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2023 Virginia State XCM Championship Race

Sunday, October 8th, 2023 

REGISTRATION CLOSES 9/15 @ 11:59PM

For the most up-to-date info: rvaracingevents.com/events/2023-mtb-champs

Event Dates: 

Event Expo Area Opens: Saturday, October 7th @ 12:00 PM

Race Starts: Sunday, October 8th @ 9:00 AM  

Event Expo Area Closes: Sunday, August 8th @ 8:00 PM

RVA Racing Events is promoting the 2023 Virginia State XCM Championship Race and it’s coming to Pleasant Grove Park! 

The cross-country marathon (XCM) is a very demanding form of mountain bike racing. For this race, riders will have four hours to complete as many laps as they can over a 12.1-mile closed course with ~995’ of elevation.

Pleasant Grove Park has been chosen as the venue for the grueling one-day event. Pleasant Grove Park is located between Charlottesville and Richmond Virginia in Fluvanna County. The park boasts 22 miles of trails and is nestled right on the Rivanna River. 

The 2023 Virginia State MTB Marathon Championship will be a 2-day MTB festival atmosphere with plans to have activities that run before, after, and concurrent to the race to create an inclusive and family-oriented event. There will be camping available Friday night along with a beer garden and vendor expo areas both Friday and Saturday!

  • Camping
  • Beer Garden
  • Pasta Dinner
  • Vendor Expo & Demos
  • Local Food & Beverage available on site
  • Music

RVA Racing Events will serve as the event promoter, working closely with officials from the Fluvanna County Government, the Fluvanna County Parks & Recreations Department, USA Cycling (USAC), and the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC) which is the local chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). 

The 2023 Virginia State MTB Marathon Championship Race is being held under USA Cycling event permit 2023-6915. All Pro/Elite category racers will require an annual USA Cycling Mountain Bike license. All other categories must have either an annual USA Cycling Mountain Bike License or a one-day license at registration for $15.00. 

EVENTS IS RAIN OR SHINE!

Rain conditions may result in course alterations to protect trails where warranted

 

When: Sunday, October 8th @9:00 AM

Where: Pleasant Grove Park - 271 Pleasant Grove Drive, Palmyra, VA 22963

Racing Age: For all racers including Juniors ‚Äď Racing Age is determined by your age on December 31st of the current year.¬†Parents ‚Äď please take note of this when registering your juniors for races, your Junior racer cannot turn¬†19 in the current¬†year.¬†

Categories: Men's & Women's with age brackets (see registration page for details). Promoter has the right to combine classes and awards/prizes based on registration totals. 

  • Pro/Elite
  • Expert (CAT¬†1)
  • Sport (CAT¬†2)
  • Beginner (CAT¬†3)
  • SingleSpeed (Open)
  • Clydesdale (Open, 200 lbs+)
  • Junior (age 10-18)
  • Tandem
  • Teams (2 person, 3-4 person teams)

Entry Fee: Pre-Registration $65, Walk-up Registration $90

Your pre-registration includes:

  • Event Fanny Pack loaded with goodies
  • Camping
  • Pasta dinner Saturday¬†Night
  • Drink Ticket
  • State Champs T-Shirt ($15), available at race for $25¬†

Field Limit: 200 - this may change as we finalize plans with park and county

Race Format: Riders will have four hours to complete as many laps as they can over an 12.1-mile closed course with ~995’ of elevation. Riders must start their last lap before 3:59 on the race clock.

Course Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38786610?privacy_code=JseAkzJT2IlP5mSZ

Aid Stations/On-Trail Support: There will be 2 aid stations on course

    Aid #1 (at start of loops, riders will pass this once each loop)

  • Sponsored by: TBA (Nutrition Sponsor)
  • Provided food/nutrition: TBA
  • No additional bikes, vehicles, or personal/team tents¬†
  • Support crews are allowed

    Aid #2 (mid-course at miles ~4 and 7, riders will pass this twice each loop)

  • Sponsored by: TBA (Nutrition & Neutral Tech Support Sponsor)
  • Provided food/nutrition: TBA
  • Will have a sponsor provided full neutral support station
  • No additional bikes, vehicles, or personal/team tents¬†
  • Support crews are allowed but will need to hike or bike to tent¬†

Prizes: 

  • Pro/Elite: Cold Hard Cash* and Medals
  • All Cats: Gift Certificates/Merchandise, and Medals

* Men’s and Women’s Pro/Elite payouts are seeded evenly, and payout will be proportional to entries in the class. Top 3 with 10 or more entries in class for Men/Women for that day.

Parking (FREE): General parking is open to all for free. It will be at the entrance to the park (see site map) and 1/4 mile from start/finish area.

Pasta Dinner (FREE/INCLUDED): Your entry includes pizza & pasta dinner (spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic knots, & beverage) Saturday night. 

Camping (FREE/INCLUDED): Primitive camping is available Saturday Night and it is a short walk to the expo area and bathrooms. Campers will be able to unload from road alongside camping area and park in general parking. No cars are allowed to park in general camping area. Saturday campers will be able to set up that afternoon and will have to vacate campsite by 6:00 PM Sunday but are welcome to hang out in the expo area until we close! NOTE that Premier Parking ($25) comes with space for camping

VIP/Premier Parking, Team Staging, & Camping ($25): You will be right in the heart of the action! VIP Parking is Available with Saturday Night Camping. You will have a 10'x30' space for parking and camping. The VIP area is set up along course as racers begin/end each lap with some limited spaces available right in the start/finish coral area. There is access to power in some spaces. You will be able to set up as early as Saturday afternoon.

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Sponsor Opportunities

While the race is always the main event, our venues are chosen because they are spectator friendly and offer space for vendors and teams to set up tents and make each event a fun friendly MTB bike festival. The 2023 Virginia State MTB Marathon Championship will be a 2-day MTB festival atmosphere with plans to have activities that run before, after and concurrent to the race to create an inclusive and family-oriented event. We have opportunities for business, vendor, and/or shop support or participation in the following areas:

  • Awards/prizes
  • Swag-bag and merchandize items
  • Shops tents/neutral support
  • Vendor promo display and sales
  • Music/DJ
  • Fundraising opportunities¬†
  • Food, Drink, & Beer vendors

The following are additional opportunities for vendor hosted events:

  • Sponsor Hosted Pasta Dinner & Social (Saturday¬†6-8 PM) - Sponsor TBA
  • Sponsor Hosted Pre-Race Breakfast & Coffee (Sunday¬†(6-8 AM) - Sponsor TBA
  • Sponsor Hosted Post-Race Social (Sunday¬†2-6¬†PM) - Sponsor: Molly's Bicycle Shop & Blind Dog Brewery

Want to get in on the action? Contact us at info@RVARacingEvents.com 

Trail Guidelines: This is a trail system shared with hikers and equestrians, and our goal with this event is to celebrate it appropriately by respecting the resource and to leave a great impression of the mountain bike community which means NOT leaving our physical impression!

EVENTS IS RAIN OR SHINE!

Rain conditions may result in course alterations to protect trails where warranted

 

 

 

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