June 5 through August 14

Wirth on Wednesdays

presented by Ziegler Cat
Weekly Mountain Bike Series
Spring & Summer

Wirth on Wednesdays (WOW) presented by Ziegler Cat

A spotlight shines bright on the Loppet Foundation-managed singletrack trails at Wirth Park as a new spring and summer weekly mountain bike race series. Meet us at The Trailhead for Wirth on Wednesdays (WOW) presented by Ziegler Cat, happening every Wednesday evening during the summer.

The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park has some of the most accessible trails around, including the popular Conundrum, Area 36, and newly developed 45 North loops, all linked by the amazing paved trail network composed of the Grand Rounds, Theodore Wirth Parkway, and Luce Line.

Saddle up and get ready to ride in this fun new race series that will surely WOW you!

This event will be continued on Fridays in the winter on the Fat-Tire Bike trails. View the Fat Bike Invasions page for more information.

Race categories are broken into kids, juniors, beginner, intermediate, and advanced races in order to provide every level of racer the opportunity to experience a safe, enjoyable challenge that fits their goals and abilities.

WOW will have a cumulative points series consisting of your 7 best races, based on race placement. Awards for series will be top 3 in each age category for juniors, both boys and girls and top 3 males and females for beginner, intermediate and advanced. Fat bikes are welcome, their is no separate category just pick the race you want to do.

Race Duration/Laps

  • TRAIL KIDS ( 13 and under) 15 – 20 minutes/1 lap race
  • Juniors (under 18) 30-50 minutes/2 laps
  • Beginner (18 and older) 30-50 minutes/2 laps
  • Intermediate (13 and older) 40-50 minutes/3 laps
  • Advanced (13 and older) 50-70 minutes/4 laps

2019 Registration Closed – Thanks for a great series and we cannot wait for next summer!

Registration Closed

Registration MUST be done online. We will have a computer for participants to use for on-site registration at the Trailhead; however, it will greatly streamline your check-in process to register before you arrive, as there may be a wait for the computer. Number plate and chip pickup opens at 3:30. Registration will close 10 minutes before each race.

Proceeds from the Wirth on Wednesdays benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.

Registration and transaction fees are non-refundable, including in the event of delay, rescheduling, or cancellation of an event or program. An event or program registration is not transferable to another person or another event for any reason, including injury. Participating under another person's name will result in disqualification.

A Note About the Data We Collect

  • 3:30 pm Number & chip pickup and pre-ride opens
  • 5:00 pm TRAIL KIDS ages 13 and under
  • 5:15 pm Beginner adults and Juniors race start
  • 6:15 pm Advanced race start
  • 6:30 pm Kids race (Free)
  • 6:45 pm Beginner and Juniors awards
  • 7:15 pm Intermediate race
  • 7:45 pm Advanced awards
  • 8:30 pm Intermediate awards
  • 9:00 pm Trailhead closed

There will be no race on July 3.

The Loppet Foundation need volunteers in all capacities for the series.

Interested in helping at Wirth on Wednesdays? Sign-up below and if you have question please contact volunteer@loppet.org.

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

The Loppet Foundation
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55422

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