Race #4 of the Patapsco Valley MTB Series
Presented by Joe's Bike Shop Racing Team
A Production of Race Works Gruppetto, LLC
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A portion of the proceeds from this race go to support M.O.R.E.'s trail improvements in the McKeldin and Woodstock Areas of Patapsco Valley State Park. The same will be true for the Mother's Day Mauler and 8 Hrs @ Patapsco.
The Patapsco Valley Series
Anyone racing 4 of these races will receive an awesome Patapsco Valley Series dry-fit sports shirt.
We sponsor M.O.R.E projects!
The Trail Project shown here will be done for the race - we are doing away with a two-way section of trail, that will become a loop...
A significant portion of the funds from this race will be used to support M.O.R.E. sponsored projects within the Northern Portion of Patapsco Valley State Park. This year we are sponsoring two major things for M.O.R.E.
- Purchasing tools so that M.O.R.E. can have more volunteers at trail days
- Sponsoring trail days for a MAJOR trail build to do away with a two way section of trail in the South Woodstock area. This new trail (shown in yellow on the map) will add awesome new trail allowing for an MTB loop, and do away with
the two way section of the Patapsco 100 and Woodstock Wrecker.
New Trail Project Sponsored by Race Works Gruppetto...
* NOTE: all races must have at least 12 entries for prize payout. That means that for each solo category at least 12 riders must be signed up for each of the different races, and that for each team category at least 12 teams must be signed up for each of the different races. For races with less than 12 riders/teams, the top three places will receive a refund of their entry fee as the cash prize, as well as race trophies.
Race Launch Site (i.e. Staging/Start/Finish): Parking, Start/Lap/Finish, and Staging will be at a large enclosed field that is decommissioned Nike Missile Launch/Control site BA-79 currently owned by the Army Corp of Engineers.
Courses: The amazing trails of the Woodstock Area of Patapsco Valley State Park. Beginners, Sport, and Expert racers will follow three different courses for this race.
The Beginners Course is the 8.5 mile course of the 8 hrs at Patapsco endurance race - but run backwards (i.e. clock-wise). A Strava Segment, MapMyRide Course, and GPX files will be available soon.
The Sport Course (which includes newly built trail) is 19 miles of the Northern part of the Patapsco 100 course (run the same way as the P100 - clockwise) and the entire 8 hrs at Patapsco endurance race - (but run backwards - i.e. clock-wise). A Strava Segment, MapMyRide Course, and GPX files will be available soon.
Map & elevation profile will be posted soon.
The Expert Course is 27.5 miles. Expert Riders will do the Beginners Course as the 1st lap, then the Sport course as the 2nd lap.
Camping and Lodging
Camping: We are currently working on getting permission for Driday night camping before the race. If, or when, camping is allowed by the property owner, we will email everyone with the details.
Local Hotels: Here they are on a Google Map
No Refunds. Registrations can be transfered to another racers for a $20 fee.
Combining Races: We reserve the right to combine races based on the number of racers preregistered.
Race will be held Rain or Shine. The only exceptions would be a major weather event that brings down trees in park, or a major snow event that makes riding impractical/impossible.