Franklin County Declares Waid Park Dash Enduro and VA Brief Observe XC Championship Race
Officers with the Franklin County Parks and Recreation and the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce (SMLRCC) introduced a brand new Waid Park Dash Enduro and VA Brief Observe XC championship race. The occasion is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Waid Park in Rocky Mount. Pre-registration is required and open on-line at https://www.bikereg.com/waidenduro.
“We’re very excited to deliver this new leisure occasion to Franklin County and the mountain bike racing group,” said Parks and Recreation Director Paul Chapman. “This additionally serves as Franklin County’s contribution to a re-imagined and socially-distanced Go Fest weekend.”
COVID-19 measures can be carried out to make sure state tips are maintained all through race day. The occasion can be restricted to 100 riders and never exceed 250 complete attendance. The presenting sponsor is the City of Rocky Mount.
A beverage backyard with pre-packaged meals together with free bike occasions for teenagers are deliberate on Franklin County’s new abilities problem loop are among the many non-racing actions. Registration contains customized brand t-shirt sponsored by Virginia’s Blue Ridge and a neck buff.
The day begins at 9 a.m. with a quick and livid brief monitor cross nation race on the Shinerunner path. Jumps, berms, stability options and two stiff climbs pack an entire lot of motion into a brief occasion. Race distances will vary from both 2.5 or 5 miles. The Brief Observe race is sanctioned beneath USA Biking requiring a $10 sooner or later licenses that are additionally out there for buy on-line.
The primary occasion is the inaugural Waid Park Dash Enduro. Opponents can anticipate at the very least 4 levels using the most recent and most progressive options constructed within the Waid Park path community that includes rock gardens, man-made jumps, and sections with quick again to again corners.
Timing can be operated by hand by way of Webscorer Professional. No USAC license is required for this occasion.
An occasions schedule is as follows:
9-10 a.m. Brief Observe XC (Cross Nation) mountain bike race.
10:30-10:45 a.m. Youngsters Abilities Loop Race
11 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
11:15 a.m. -1 p.m. Brief 6 Enduro
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony
“As a regional Chamber, our mission is to develop enterprise, promote tourism, and strengthen the social and financial surroundings within the counties we serve,” said Christopher Finley, Govt Director. “In partnership with the Franklin County Parks and Recreation, we’re dedicated to offering an superior racing expertise and aggressive problem at this lovely 500-acre park.”