Wirth on Wednesdays (WOW) presented by Ziegler Cat
A spotlight shines bright on the Loppet Foundation-managed singletrack trails at Theodore Wirth Park with the return of the popular spring and summer mountain bike race series. Meet us at The Trailhead for the 2021 Wirth on Wednesdays (WOW) events presented by Ziegler Cat.
The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park has some of the most accessible trails around, including the popular Conundrum, Area 36, 45 North singletrack loops, all linked by the amazing paved trail network composed of the Grand Rounds, Theodore Wirth Parkway, and Luce Line trails.
Saddle up and get ready to ride in this fun race series that will surely WOW you!
There is no in person registration, all registration MUST be done online. This can done via a mobile device right up to race time.Register Now!
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.
Race categories are broken into youth, novice, intermediate, and advanced racers, in order to provide every level of racer the opportunity to experience a safe, enjoyable challenge that fits their goals and abilities.
Format for the series is mass start. We will have spacing in the start area and may have multple waves depending on number of participants.
Fat bikes are welcome, though there is no separate category for fat bikes.
The loops consist of variations of our Area 36 trails at The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park. Each lap is a little over 3 miles.
- 5:00PM Youth (13 years old and younger): 15-20 minutes / 1 lap race
- 5:30PM Novice (all ages): 30-50 minutes / 2 laps
- 6:15PM Advanced (13+ years old): 50-70 minutes / 4 laps
- 6:30PM Kids fun race: (2-8 year olds) a lap or two of the skills course (Free, but need to fill out a waiver)
- 7:15PM Intermediate (11+ years old): 40-50 minutes / 3 laps
The 2021 events will be held on the following dates:
- June 2 – hosted by Donkey Label
- June 16 – hosted by Twin Six
- June 30 – hosted by Angry Catfish
- July 14 – hosted by Twin Six (Retro Night)
- July 28 – hosted by Gear West
- Aug 11 – hosted by Donkey Label
August 18th will serve as the make-up date should any of the events above need to be cancelled.
In case of rain, we will communicate by 3pm on Wednesdays.
The Loppet Foundation needs volunteers in all capacities for the Wirth on Wednesdays series. Please use the button below to sign up for a volunteer position. Email email@example.com with any questions.