The Greenbrier Challenge has evolved into a nationally recognized event that was once the domain of only large companies and sponsors. This race is now an important piece of funding and bicycle awareness-raising for the Potomac Velo Club (PVC). Often the guiding principle of this event is one of experience – how do we improve the participant’s experience?
With over 12 years experience in holding the Greenbrier Challenge, we believe that we have a proven track record in creating one of the more attractive and satisfying event experiences on the AMBC series circuit. And with the Greenbrier Challenge a cornerstone in the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship (MARC), this event brings even more mountain bike athletes together like never before.
For over a decade now, PVC has been hosting the greatest mid-day race series on the East Coast. Called simply “Wednesdays at Wakefield”, this mountain bike event takes over the single-track of Wakefield Park on — you guessed it– each Wednesday evening. Over 200 riders find a way to get off work early for four spectacular weekdays of racing starting on June 24th. Pitched as a race “in your own backyard”, Wednesdays at Wakefield (W@W) features a very down-home and earthy venue, with none of the fancy frills normal race promoters seem to need these days. Instead, PVC keeps the price extremely low ($20 a race) so that W@W is more about riding, and less about t-shirts and pizza. But don’t let that give you the wrong impression. PVC has done more racing in their 20+ year history then most of the Wednesday riders will do in a lifetime. And they show this through a simplified, yet highly organized event, that allows for enough riding categories to give everyone a fighting chance.
PVC puts their entire club to work with an all volunteer staff so that all top 3 finishers receive excellent prizes. To show that PVC is also a respected club throughout the USA Cycling, IMBA, and MABRA communities, they award top 3 Expert (both Men’s and Women’s) riders a cash purse, something very few local races can brag about. So if you’re interested in hanging out with the local mountain bike scene, but want to race with riders that have both regional and national championships under their belt, come on down to Wednesdays at Wakefield.