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This award-winning race series has quickly made its way up the list as one of Virginia’s grooviest mountain bike events.  Bring your fat-tired friend and ride hump day away as you pedal through one of Roanoke’s finest trail systems.  There will be categories for beginners and expert riders, so don’t be shy. Grab your bike and get your groove on!  

Racing begins with check-in at the Discovery Center in Mill Mountain Park. Parking is available at the Discovery Center and beside the Roanoke Star. Riders boogie on down the mountain to the start at the Riverland Road Parking Lot and race the trails back up again to finish at the Mill Mountain Discovery Center.

VOLUNTEER: Want to join the fun, but not race? We need course marshals to make this race possible, please sign up for a week or two… or all three!

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A note on ability: The Wednesday Night Disco Mountain Bike Race Series is novice rider-friendly while also providing a local weeknight training ground for more experienced mountain bikers. Perfect for first-time racers!

REGISTRATION:

Pre-registration online! We will accept onsite registrations this year. Everyone must arrive at the Discovery Center for each race to check in, pick up your number or get added to the scoring system each week (if you don’t check-in, we can’t count your results!) Check-in opens at 4:30 p.m. and closes at the Discovery Center at 5:45 p.m. and all racers must be in their corrals at the Riverland Road Parking Lot by 6:00 p.m. sharp. Each race is $15.00, or you can register for the entire three-race series for $40.00 until noon on May 11th, after that only individual race registrations will be taken.

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2022 Dates

MAY 11TH ONLY REGISTRATION

MAY 18TH ONLY REGISTRATION

MAY 25TH ONLY REGISTRATION

 

 

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RACE CATEGORIES:

Male and Female categories are as follows. Participants as young as 10 years old can race in the Wednesday Night Disco. Race distance is 5 miles for all categories. NEW in 2021, Elite, Sport, and Single Speed racers will add a ~1 mile loop to their race with the addition of the VA Pine loop.

 

  • Cool-o-Roonies: Beginner/Novice
  • Freaky-deakys: Weekend Warrior/Sport
  • Funkadelics: Elite/Expert Pro
  • Cool Cats: Juniors Ages 12 – 14
  • Bossanova Beats: Juniors Ages 11 and under
  • Single Speed

Race Rules:

  • The top three racers in each category will be announced each week. Racers must have two race finishes in a given category to be eligible for series awards. The overall winner in each category after three races will be announced Thursday, May 27th. 
  • Helmets are required.
  • Please keep race bib numbers for the entire series.
  • Races will run rain or shine. The mountain trails drain well. Unless severe weather is happening within 15 minutes of race start, races will go on as planned.

Have Questions?

For questions and additional info regarding the race or to volunteer, please contact Abe McKinney, Outdoor Recreation Supervisor at (540) 853-6807 or Abraham.mckinney@Roanokeva.gov 

 

Wednesday Night Disco Course Description

The course starts at the Riverland Road parking lot at the base of the mountain. Cruise up the gravel road and turn on Woodthrush. NEW for 2021: Elite, Sport, and Single Speed categories will continue past Sidewinder to left on VA Pine, following it around back to Woodthrush and then left onto Sidewinder. All other categories will turn right onto Sidewinder from Woodthrush. From Sidewinder all will turn right on to the JB Fishburn Parkway and cross the street. Head down Monument trail. At the bottom, turn left on the Mill Mountain Greenway. Make a right on Big Sunny trail. Bear to the left at the fork onto Riser trail. At the top of Riser, make a left on Ridgeline trail and head to the finish line at the Disco Center!

 

Get your disco on.

We look forward to seeing you in the 2022 Race Series!