Race Details:

Presented By: EX2 Adventures

Rails to River XC returns in 2022!

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Parking and Check-in Procedures
As you know, this race is actually three separate races - beginner (1 lap), sport (2 laps), and expert (3 laps). The beginner race starts at 9am, the sport at 11am, and expert at 2pm (see details below).  This timing was intentional as we wanted only one race to be going on at any time.  In other words, one race ends before the next race starts.  This limits the amount of bikes (and people) on the trails at any time so you've got plenty of room to crush it!!

The staging area for this race is the Large Pavilion inside Lake Fairfax Park.  There will be signs and volunteers helping your park once you enter Lake Fairfax Park.

Check-in begins 90 minutes before your race starts.  For example, check-in begins at 7:30am for the beginner race that starts at 9am.  Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your race.  It takes time to park, check-in, use the bathroom, and get ready to race.


IMPORTANT…THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PRE-RIDING ON RACE DAY, but the course will be marked by 1pm on Saturday if you want to ride the day before the race.

Race Start Procedures
We are separating each race into wave starts of approximately 50 to 75 people by class.  Each wave will be separated by 8 minutes.

Beginner (1 Lap)
Check-in open from 7:30 to 8:45am
9:00am - Wave 1 - Male Open, Male Masters 40+, Male Masters 50+
9:08am - Wave 2 - All other classes

Sport (2 Laps)
Check-in open from 9:30 to 10:45am
11:00am - Wave 1 - Male Open, Male Masters 40+
11:08am - Wave 2 - Male Masters 50+
11:16am - Wave 3 - All other classes

Expert (3 Laps)
Check-in open from 12:30 to 1:45pm
2:00pm - Wave 1 - Male Open, Male Masters 40+, Male Masters 50+
2:08pm - Wave 2 - All other classes

The only exception to these start wave assignments within a race is if there are any parents that want to ride with their children.

Race Distance/Classes

1-lap: beginner (~7 miles)
2-laps: sport (~14 miles)
3-laps: expert (~21 miles)
In each distance, we'll have the following classes: female 19-U, male 19-U, open female, open male, male masters (40+), female masters (40+), male masters (50+), female masters (50+), singlespeed, clydesdale (200lb+)

Course Notes

The race course is roughly 7 miles in length with the start and finish of the course at the large pavilion.
The elevation change is about 500 feet and there are no significant climbs, although there are numerous shorter ones.
The race starts heading up the gravel road towards the cricket fields.
There are a few fairly technical rock sections, but they are short and can easily be walked if needed.
Lake Fairfax is awesome…come get some!



Race Day Schedule

Sunday May 15, 2022
9:00am – beginner classes staggered start
11:00am – sport classes staggered start
2:00pm – expert classes staggered start

Course will be marked Saturday May 14th (by 1pm) for pre-riding.


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