Race Details:

Presented By: RVA Racing Events, LLC

2022 Virginia State MTB Marathon Championship Race

Saturday, August 13th 

REGISTRATION CLOSES 8/9 @ 11:59PM

For the most up-to-date info: rvaracingevents.com/events/2022-mtb-champs

Event Dates: 

Event Expo Area Opens: Friday, August 12 @ 12:00 PM

Race Starts: Saturday, August 13th @ 8:30 AM  

Event Expo Area Closes: Saturday, August 13 @ 8:00 PM

RVA Racing Events is promoting the 2022 Virginia State MTB Marathon Championship Race and it’s coming to Pleasant Grove Park 

The MTB Marathon race often referred to as 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 10-mile closed course with ~995’ of elevation.

Pleasant Grove Park has been chosen as the venue for the grueling one-day event on Saturday, August 13. 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 2022 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 2022 Virginia State MTB Marathon Championship Race is being held under USA Cycling event permit 2022-4980. 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 $10.00. 

EVENTS IS RAIN OR SHINE!

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

 

When: Saturday, August 13 @8:30 AM

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

Racing Age: For all racers including Juniors – Racing Age is determined by your age on December 31st of the current year. Parents – please take note of this when registering your juniors for races, your Junior racer cannot tunr 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+)
Athena (Open, 165+)
Junior (age 10-1Cool
Tandem
Teams (2 person, 3-4 person teams)


Entry Fee: $75 & Free camping & pasta dinner Friday Night


Registration Opens May 5th and Closes on August 5th
Reduced from $125


*NOTE: Due to rising costs and price of gas, we have decided REDUCE the entry fee to $75 and will offer FREE Friday Night camping!

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 10-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 pasta dinner (spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic knots, & beverage) catered y Sal’s Friday night.

Camping (FREE/INCLUDED): Primitive camping is available Friday 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. Friday campers will be able to set up Friday afternoon and will have to vacate campsite by 6:00 PM Saturday but are welcome to hang out in the expo area until we close! NOTE that Premier Parking ($25) comes with space for camping

Saturday camping is possible but very limited due to requirement we have to clear out for VA State Fair setup Sunday AM. For Saturday camping, please contact us at [email protected]

VIP Parking & Camping ($25): Limited VIP Parking Available with Friday Night Camping. You will have a 10'x30' space for parking and camping. You'll also be within 25-50 yards of start/finish area and along course as racers begin each lap. Saturday camping is possible but very limited due to requirement we have to clear out for VA State Fair setup Sunday AM.

VIP Team & Staging Areas ($25): VIP area right in the start/finish coral area for teams to set up support tent and staging area on race day. You will be right in the heart of the action and under shelter. But there are only 10 of these available. There is access to power in some spaces. You will be able to set up as early as Friday 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 2022 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 (Friday 6-8 PM) - Sponsor TBA
Sponsor Hosted Pre-Race Breakfast & Coffee (Saturday (6-8 AM) - Sponsor TBA
Sponsor Hosted Post-Race Social (Saturday 4-8 PM) - Sponsor: Molly's Bicycle Shop & Blind Dog Brewery


Want to get in on the action? Contact us at [email protected]

COVID-19: At this point we are not exactly sure what COVID brings. We are seeing all key indicators moving in the right direction and will be following current protocols at the time of the event. Please keep in mind that like everything this year things can change and you will need to be flexible.

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

 



 



 

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