General Information

Pre-rides and Early Packet Pick-up:

It’s a good idea to pre-ride the race course. Turn-by-turn directions and a course map are available below. Early packet pick-up at select a location to be announced later.

If you cannot make Early Packet Pick-Up, you can still get your packet on race day.

Directions to Race:

Use Address – 10301 State Park Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832. That should take you to the main gate at Pocahontas State Park. When you get to the gate house, let them know that you are there for the race and you will gain free entry. Follow the fluorescent yellow Poca Go! signs to the Amphitheater Parking Lot (1 ½ miles to the very end of the road).

Course Map

See the Course Info page for turn-by-turn directions and to download a PDF of the course map.

Race Day Instructions:

Once parked, everyone will check in at Base Camp:  walk toward the Amphitheater entrance.  Race day packet pickup and check-in will be located behind the Nature Center, (follow the signs –  we refer to this area as ‘Base Camp’). There are restrooms to use here.  The only restrooms near the race course are porta potties (located off Loop Forest Trail), so take advantage now.  There will also be a bike support tent (Carytown).

We recommend that you leave base camp at least 30 minutes prior to your race start time.  From the registration / Base Camp area, ride your bike through the parking lot, down the hill toward the boat ramp, over the pedestrian bridge and up the fireroads to Start of Stage 1. There will be course marshals and signs to direct you.

The start times are included below, and an email will go out before race day with official start times for each category.

The Race Hub will be at the top where most of the trailheads are located (Swift Creek trailhead). Near the large green tent you will find a bike maintenance tent (sponsored by Molly’s Bike Shop), a hydration station (sponsored by RVA Racing and RVA MORE), and our first aid/emergency medics.  There will be an on-course bike support tent (Pedal Power / Swood) at the end of Nunnally Forest Rd where Lost Spring / Corkscrew end and Millstone begins.

Volunteers will be stationed along the course. If you need help or have questions, please ask a volunteer in a blue shirt.  Each stage starting gate (chute) will be lined with blue Shimano race tape and flags to be used as a guide for where to stand as you are waiting to start each stage. Once at a stage, racers can start 30 seconds – 1 minute after the person in front of them depending on racer speeds.   Starts will be rolling: you will start at the beginning of the chute but the timing sensor won’t pick up your chip until you exit the chute.

Main Schedule of Events:

Early packet pick-up at Molly’s Bike Shop in Chester, VA. 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

4515 W. Hundred Rd Chester, VA 23831

8:00 AM-10:35 PM
Packet and Chip pick-up at race “Basecamp.” See your category below for specific times.

9:00 AM-2:30 PM
Racers on course

1:00-3:30 PM
Awards ceremonies

4:00 PM
Clean up

Race Schedule per Category:

Times updated 6/17/22

Check-in:
8:00-8:30 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
9:00 am

Awards: 
1:00 pm

Check-in:
8:00-8:30 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
9:07 am

Awards: 
1:00 pm

Check-in:
8:05-8:35 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
9:09 am

Awards: 
1:30 pm

Check-in:
8:05-8:30 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
9:24 am

Awards: 
1:30 pm

Check-in:
8:30-9:00 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
9:39 am

Awards: 
1:30 pm

Check-in:
8:35-9:05 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals): 
9:43 am

Awards: 
2:00 pm

Check-in:
8:35-9:05 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
10:07 am

Awards: 
2 pm

Check-in:
9:00-9:30 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
10:12am

Awards: 
2:00 pm

Check-in:
9:00-9:30 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
10:18 am

Awards: 
2:00 pm

Check-in:
9:05-9:35 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
10:20 am

Awards: 
2:30 pm

Check-in:
9:20-9:50 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
10:35 am

Awards: 
2:30 pm

Check-in:
9:35-10:05 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
10:47 pm

Awards: 
2:30 pm

Check-in:
9:45-10:15 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
10:57 am

Awards: 
3:00 pm

Check-in:
10:05-10:35 am

Start (30 Sec. Intervals):
11:17 am

Awards: 
3:00 pm

After the Race:

After completing your final stage, proceed back to Base Camp (see turn-by-turn course directions and course map). and return your timing chip (mandatory). This is very important in order to tabulate your results. Pick up a complimentary and refreshing recovery drink from Bio Steel. Friends of Pocahontas State Park will be selling packaged snacks, bottled drinks, and beer. Awards will be held in this area.