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Announcing the 2013 Ride Sally Ride Presented by WWVC Racing

by on May.01, 2013, under WWVC

Come one, come all to the 6th annual running of the Ride Sally Ride in Sterling, Virginia on Saturday, June 1st!!

Same ultra-wide, ultra-fast 1k course! Lots of parking! Easy spectating! Great for the whole family!

Registration opens tonight, May 1st, at 9:00PM. Don’t delay!

https://www.bikereg.com/Net/19344

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Announcing Ride Sally Ride 2012!!!

by on May.03, 2012, under WWVC

The Whole Wheel Velo Club is pleased to announce The Ride Sally
Ride criterium, to be held Saturday, June 2nd in Sterling, VA.

The 2012 edition will again be a full-featured MABRA BAR event,
so if you liked what you saw last year, you know it’ll be back
again this year!

Held on Sally Ride Drive, the course is super smooth, wide open and
fast. With entry fees of just $20 and a discount for multiple events,
it’ll be perfect for a day of racing!

Online registration opens on Wednesday, May 2nd at 9:00 PM at

https://www.bikereg.com/Net/16308

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Tour of Page County – August 5-7

by on Jul.21, 2011, under WWVC

2011 Tour of Page County

Friday, August 5:  Showdown @ Shenandoah Speedway

Saturday, August 6:  Page Valley Road Race

Sunday, August 7:  Luray Criterium

co-promoted by WWVC Racing and Syn-Fit Race Team

and made possible with a generous contribution by Luray Caverns

The Page Valley Road Race and Luray Criterium are part of the GamJams Cat 3 Cup, p/b Mountain Khakis Series; theArrow/MABRA Cat 3 & 4 Women’s Series; and the MABRA and VACA BAR

Check out the Tour of Page County Facebook page for up-to-date information on ToPC and our companion event, the Shenandoah Time Trial.  For more information about Page Valley Cycling, check out the Page Valley Cycling Facebook page!
Road race entry fee – $35; Luray Criterium entry fee – $20; Showdown @ Shenandoah Speedway entry fee – only $10.  Save $5 and register for both the road race and crit for $50 (not including online registration fees).  Day-of registration, add $10.  Race day registration opens at 12:30 pm on Friday; 7:15 am on Saturday and 7:00 am on Sunday, and closes 15 minutes prior to start time.  All omnium participants must sign in at least 15 minutes prior to the Page Valley Road Race and Luray Criterium.
The Page Valley Road Race is the VACA and MABRA Senior Championship Road Race
Participants may register and participate for each event separately, but for selected fields (cat 1/2, 3, 4 and 5 men; Cat 1/2, 3 and 4 women; Juniors 15-18; and Masters 30+/40+), we will be scoring the ominium by calculating the results from the Page Valley Road Race and the Luray Criterium on a simple point system in each field based on final results, the KOM competition for the road race, and premes for the criterium.  Additional omnium points will be awarded for winners of Showdown @ Shenandoah Speedway.  Results from the 35+ 3/4 race in the road race will not count towards the omnium scoring.  BAR points are earned for the individual events only.  Full details can be found in the technical guide.  For more information, contact Chris at gouldchris@netzero.com.  Race day contact number: 202-365-0186.

Showdown @ Shenandoah Speedway, August 5

Staging Area: Located immediately north of Shenandoah on Highway 340

Google Maps location: 9754 US Hwy 340, Shenandoah, VA

Course Description:  “Open up” your legs prior to Tour of Page County weekend “where the mountain roars” at the Shenandoah Valley’s own stock car race track in southern Page County!  Shenandoah Speedway is an oval-shaped 3/8 mile track with compound banking of 12, 10, 8, and 6 degrees in turns 60 feet wide, and straights with 6 degrees of banking.  This unique event combines your geared bikes with a taste of track racing.  Races begin at 2:00 PM, and each field will participate in the order below in a Points race followed by a Miss-and-Out race (see USA Cycling Rules 2M and 2E, respectively, for more details), except for the Cat 5 field, which will have a simple Scratch race instead of Miss-and-Out (USA Cycling Rule 2C).  The top three finishers in each category will receive additional points in the Tour of Page County omnium, regardless of which field the racer is entered in for the Page Valley Road Race and the Luray Criterium (for multiple finishes, only the top finish will be counted for additional points).  Further details may be found in the technical guide.

*Juniors 15-18 field is open to all categories of juniors racers.  Masters 35+/45+ field open to Cat. 1-4 only.  Distance for each discrete event; making a combined total of 32 laps; adjustments may be made to the Miss-and-Out race based on field size.

Page Valley Road Race, August 6

MABRA and VACA Senior Championship Road Race

Staging Area:  Hawksbill Recreation Park, 326 Hawksbill Park Road, Stanley, VA

Course Description: Our course has become a yearly classic on the road racing calendar! Page Valley Road Race is an eleven-mile loop with two major climbs: a 1.5 mile climb starting gently and then ramping up; and 3/4 mile climb to the finish line, which is 8.3 miles from the start. Page Valley is the historic section of the Shenandoah Valley which lies in between Massanutten Mountain to the West and the Blue Ridge to the East. A full description of the course can be found in the technical guide.
*All racers will be run together for one cash prize list, but scored separately for their respective association championships.  VACA 30+/40+ and MABRA 35+/45+ Masters will run together, but will be scored separately for association BAR competitions.  Masters races open to Cat 1-4 only.  Women’s VACA and MABRA Cat 1-2-3 run together, but Cat 1-2 and 3 scored separately for association championships and cash prize lists.  Master 3/4 race is a stand-alone event, and will not be scored as part of the Tour of Page County omnium.  Juniors 15-18 field is open to all juniors categories.  A locally hand-crafted trophy will be awarded to the first place winner of each omnium category.  Other prizes (such as the traditional homemade fruit pie for the first place road race winner) may be issued for each category at the promoter’s discretion, but will be announced in advance.

Luray Criterium, August 7

Staging Area: West Main Street, Luray, VA

Course Description:  It wouldn’t be Page County without a hill – last year’s course returns!  This is a 0.8 mile loop featuring eight 90-degree turns and a steep short climb to the finish.  It’s a technical course that will not necessarily favor the sprinters alone. A full description can be found in the technical guide.

*VACA 30+/40+ and MABRA 35+/45+ Masters will run together, but will be scored separately for association BAR competitions.  Masters races open to Cat 1-4 only.  Women’s Cat 1-2-3 run together, but Cat 1-2 and 3 scored separately.  A locally-made hand-crafted trophy will be awarded to the first place winner of each omnium category.  Other prizes may be issued for each category at the promoter’s discretion, but will be announced in advance.Juniors 15-18 field is open to all juniors categories.

EVENT HELD UNDER USA CYCLING PERMIT – ALL EVENTS HELD RAIN OR SHINE

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Shenandoah Time Trial – Saturday, July 30

by on Jul.21, 2011, under WWVC

WWVC is pleased to support the Shenandoah Time Trial, promoted by WWVC racer, promoter extraordinaire and all around nice guy, Christopher Gould. Register for the time trial here and get up-to-the-minute updates on the race at the Tour of Page County facebook page here

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4th Annual Ride Sally Ride – open for registration

by on Apr.20, 2011, under WWVC

Whole Wheel Velo Club is pleased to announce The Ride Sally Ride
criterium, held Saturday, June 4 in Sterling, VA.

The 2011 edition will once again be part of the GamJams Cat 3 Cup, p/b Mountain
Khakis, the Arrow Bicycles Cat3 and Cat4 Women’s Race Series and the
MABRA BAR.

Held on Sally Ride Drive, the course is super smooth, wide open and
fast. With entry fees of just $20 and a discount for multiple events,
it’s perfect for a day of racing!

Soundtrack for the day will be provided by North Tek-Aria’s Pete Custer!

Registration: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=13107
Race Flyer: http://wwvc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/RSR.pdf
Directions: http://www.tinyurl.com/wwvc-ride-sally-ride

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David Officer selected for World Deaf Cycling Championships

by on Mar.27, 2011, under WWVC

WWVC is pleased to announce that David Officer has been selected by the United States Deaf Cycling Association (USDCA) to be a member of the USA National Cycling Team for the 13rd World Deaf Cycling Championships at Mt. Tremblant, Canada outside Montreal this June 5-10, 2011.

22 nations have sent in preliminary registrations, and more than 100 riders are anticipated to come to Mt. Tremblant to participate in the WDCC. David is no stranger to international competition as he was a member of the gold medal winning Deaf National hockey team in Finland in 1995.

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WWVC Racing’s 2010 Road Recap

by on Aug.31, 2010, under WWVC

The WWVC Racing team set some lofty goals for 2010 road season. Although we are not yet a team stacked with numerous Cat 1’s & 2’s, we did have some strong Masters racer’s looking to make a mark on that scene in addition to some very promising  talent coming up through the ranks in the 4’s & 5’s.

As one of the smaller teams in MABRA, we like to think we make up for that deficiency in racing and training as a team. We’ve removed the sometimes seeming barriers between our experienced rider’s and younger rider’s to foster growth and an enrichment toward feeling positive about the personal and team accomplishments we realize on race day. At the end of the day, it’s the relationships you build and the camaraderie you gain through blood, sweat and hard work which makes bike racing so rewarding.

In the off-season, during our goal setting, we challenged our membership to begin transforming ourselves from a widely viewed “club” to a “racing” team. We adjusted various pieces of our membership and enrollment requirements to align with our new mission. Needless to say, our team rallied around this calling with a renewed enthusiasm and drive to make things happen.

Our Masters squad garnered some early success which we were all thrilled about. We definitely started out on a good note. Our Cat 4 & 5’s quickly took over the momentum and started achieving result after result. The train was rolling!

As we entered the mid-late season races, we were really gelling as a team. One of our bright up and coming stars, Nicholas Taylor, was absolutely on fire. We again set some lofty team goals with eyes focused up the road.

During the period of July and August, our 3 and 4 squads produced some incredible individual and team performances:

MABRA Crit Championships: 3rd Place Cat 3, Nicholas Taylor

Giro di Coppi: 1st Place Cat ¾, Nicholas Taylor; 4th Place Cat ¾ Peter Warner

VA & MABRA Road Race Championships- Page Valley: 1st Place Cat 3, Nicholas Taylor (And Yes, we are thrilled to have the C3 RR Jersey(s)!); 5th Place Cat 5, Ed Patrick

Luray Crit: 3rd Place Cat 3, Nicholas Taylor; 7th Place Cat 5, Ed Patrick

Tour de Millersburg: 2nd Place Cat ¾ TT, Peter Warner; 2nd Place Crit, Peter Warner; 6th Place RR, Peter Warner; 1st Place GC, Peter Warner (HUGE team effort here!)

MABRA TT Championships: 1st Place Cat 3, Peter Warner; 2nd Place 40-45, Chris Gould

VA TT Championships: 2nd Place Cat 3, Peter Warner; 7th Place Cat 3, Chris Gould

Dawg Day’s: 1st Place Cat 5, Ed Patrick

South Mtn Hill Climb: 1st Place W4, Melissa Goldbold

What a way to end the road racing season! From a team perspective, we couldn’t be more proud about the sacrifices and dedication it took to end the year on a high note!

Folks are already dusting off their cross bikes and the listserve is booming with excitement over the cross calendar looming on the horizon. Watch out for the Red and Black! The rest of us will be there cheering them on with beer in our hands, packing on the much needed lbs for a winter of off-season training to come.

**If you interested in learning more about racing for WWVC during 2011, please feel free to direct your interest to wholewheel@gmail.com. We will be setting our roster for the 2011 year during the Nov-Dec time period.

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The Tour of Page County

by on Jul.06, 2010, under WWVC

Registration for the Tour of Page County opens at noon on Wednesday, July 7th, at www.pre-reg.com. Sponsored by Page Valley Cycling and co-promoted by Whole Wheel Velo Club, the Tour of Page County consists of the Page Valley Road Race (Saturday, Aug. 7) and the inaguaral Luray Criterium (Sunday, Aug. 8).

The Page Valley Road Race is the Senior Championship Road Race both both VACA and MABRA. The Tour of Page County is also part of the GamJams Cat 3 Cup, p/b Mountain Khakis, the Proteus/MABRA Cat 3 and Cat 4 Women’s Race Series, and the MABRA and VACA BAR.

The Tour of Page County is your opportunity for an entire weekend of challenging races and BAR points for the low price of just $45! And, with so much to do in Page County, this event is a perfect opportunity to have a close-to-home vacation for your family and friends!

Participants may register for each event separately, but for selected fields, we will also be scoring an omnium by calculating the results of the two events on a simple point system for each field based on final results, the KOM competition for the road race, and premes for the crit.

The Tour of Page County has an emphasis on local, with a “Taste of Luray” event sponsored by the Luray Downtown Initiative on the day of the crit. Most of our prizes will reflect our local theme, including wines from local Virginia wineries. Also, the winner of the omnium in each field will receive a unique ceramic trophy bowl hand-crafted by Lucia King, a Page County-based artist. While results from the separate 35+ 3/4 race in the crit will not count towards the omnium, a special trophy bowl will be presented for that separate event as well.

Be sure to check out the Tour of Page County t-shirts as well!

Information on the Tour of Page County, including a technical guide and a copy of the flyer, may be found at www.pagevalleycycling.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Page County!

Registration: http://www.pre-reg.com/Users/RacerMain.aspx?Type=1&EventID=512
Race Flyer & Technical Manual: http://www.pagevalleycycling.com

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Ride Sally Ride 2010 Results

by on Jun.08, 2010, under WWVC

Ride Sally Ride 2010 Results are posted here.

The Cat 3 race was halted due to dangerous weather and was not
completed. The last three races of the day did not start and were
cancelled outright.

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Ride Sally Ride 2010

by on May.10, 2010, under WWVC

Whole Wheel Velo Club is pleased to announce The Ride Sally Ride
criterium, held Sunday, June 6 in Sterling, VA.

The 2010 edition will be part of the GamJams Cat 3 Cup, p/b Mountain
Khakis, the Proteus/MABRA Cat3 and Cat4 Women’s Race Series and the
MABRA BAR. This year’s Kids Fun Race is again sponsored by Autism
Outreach, Inc.

Held on Sally Ride Drive, the course is super smooth, wide open and
fast. With entry fees of just $20 and a discount for multiple events,
it’s perfect for a day of racing!

Along with prizes, premes, medals and cash, we’ve upped the ante this
year with two-foot tall trophies for 1st place finishers in all races.
So come on out, enjoy the day, and win a big red trophy to display at
home or in your cubicle so others can bask in the glow of your
first-place-ness!

Registration opens Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. online at
www.Pre-Reg.com.

Registration: http://www.pre-reg.com/Users/RacerMain.aspx?Type=1&EventID=489
Race Flyer: http://wwvc.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/RSR2010-Flyer.pdf
Directions: http://www.tinyurl.com/wwvc-rsr
WWVC: http://www.wwvc.org

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