WAWCX Points Series
Tell me more about this series
The WAWCX Point Series is an opportunity to bring female cyclocross racers across Washington and North Idaho together to try a wide variety of cyclocross experiences, compete, connect and have fun!
The WAWCX Points Series is not a traditional cyclocross series like those by Seattle Cyclocross, MFG, Inland Northwest Cyclocross, and Cascade Cross. This is an independent points series designed to support all the local cyclocross series through increased women racer participation, however, we do encourage women to race every cyclocross race available even if you don’t get WAWCX Point Series points for your efforts!
Ladies can compete for awesome WAWCX Points Series Prizes by earning points at 9 select cyclocross races across Washington and North Idaho from September 22 through December 8, 2013. The best points from 7 races will qualify for your final score. Racers will accumulate points at each race based on race participation and placing, plus there are two bonus race opportunities and DOUBLE points at the State Championships to get even more points!
It’s not just pure racing either… we are out to have fun! In addition to prizes for everyone, ladies can set their sights on non-category prizes like “Most Inspirational,” “Most Spirit,” “Most Mud” and “Most Persistent.” Thanks to Yeah! Cookie, there will also be a weekly “Yeah! WAWCX Rider” of the week contest which you will want a WAWCX Arm Band to qualify for cookie goodness.
And that’s just the start! There will be Mid-Series Prizes AND Save the date for the WAWCX Points Series Awards Party / Social following the Enumclaw SCX race Sunday, December 8, 2013.
Prizes? I want to hear about those!
We will have some kick-ass grand prizes brought to you by Redline, Voler, Liv/Giant, and Woodinville Bicycle such as…
- Elite Women: Redline Conquest Bike Frame – Presented by Redline Bicycles
- Cat3 Women: Giant Wheel Set – Presented by Liv/Giant:
- Master 1-3 Women: Clement Tire set, Ozone and Elite product kits – Presented by Woodinville Bicycle
- Cat 4 Women: XLC Wheel Set - Presented by Redline Bicycles
- Master 4 Women: XLC Wheel Set - Presented by Redline Bicycles
- Junior 10-14 Girls: Voler goodness - Presented by Voler
- Junior 15-18 Girls: Voler goodness - Presented by Voler
- Singlespeed Women: Voler goodness - Presented by Voler
That sounds like fun! How do I sign up?
To make your race efforts and experiences count towards WAWCX Series Points, simply sign up here. A portion of the registration fees will be used as a fundraiser for Dignity for Divas.
I’m signed up for the series… do I still need to register for the races?
Yes! The WAWCX Points Series sign up is how the WAWCX team will know you are participating in the series and want your race efforts to be calculated for points towards your desired category prizes. The WAWCX Points Series is independent of all of the cyclocross race series, so you will still need to register for the individual races in order to race them.
Wait... some of these races have an A/B category. How does that work?
Races with only A/B categories to select from will be given points as follows:
- Cat A: Women 1/2, Women 3, Master Women 1/2/3, Single Speed
- Cat B: Women 4, Master Women 4, Juniors 10-14, Juniors 15-19
How do you know when I raced?
WAWCX Point Series results volunteers review race results as soon as they are available and score WAWCX Point Series points using (points scheme/link to points scheme). We are looking for you in the category you signed up for in the points series, so if you upgraded since you signed up, please let us know (that you upgraded and to which category) so that we know where to find your results.
What if there is no masters category, like at the INWCX series races?
Race in the category of choice and your result will be scored as if you had raced in the master category and all of your result points will go towards your overall WAWCX Point Series points total.
How do in know who my WAWCX Points Series competition is?
WAWCX Point Series riders will be rocking a WAWCX Arm Band on their upper arm, which will be provided as part of points series sign up.
Points Series results will be posted on the FB WAWCX Points Series Event Page the following Wednesday after selected WAWCX Point Series Races.
How does this WAWCX arm band fashion trend work?
Follow the Code of the WAWCX Arm Band Sisterhood:
- 1. Thou shalt wear their WAWCX Arm Band on their RIGHT upper arm.
- 2. Category Leaders shalt wear the coveted hot pink “Leader” Arm Band, all other series contenders shall wear the still fashionable raspberry WAWCX Points Series Arm Band.
- 3. Thou shalt have fun and be awesome while wearing their WAWCX Arm Band.
- 4. Thou shalt welcome, encourage and cheer on their WAWCX Arm Band Sisters.
- 5. Thou shalt keep their WAWCX Arm Band pretty by washing their WAWCX Arm Band at least once during the duration of the WAWCX Points Series.
Where can I get my armband?
Armbands can be found at the WAWCX host tent at cyclocross races. If you do not have your armband by November 1st, please email Kari Studley with your address and it will be mailed to you. Leader armbands will be mailed to new leaders after Nov. 1 as well.
What if I upgrade mid-series?
There are different points schemes for each category with greater number of points per racer in higher categories; your points will rollover to your new category if you chose to upgrade.
NO UPGRADE POINTS WILL BE TRANSFERRED AFTER NOVEMBER 1!
Please upgrade before 11/1---and let us know that you have---so we can track you in the correct category, AND you can race for even sweeter prizes.
If you upgrade after 11/1, we will still cheer for you, but you will not get series points as you will not be racing in the category for which you have registered.
Hey... what about us 'party in the back' racers?
We have some special categories that qualify for prizes! There will be awards for "Most Inspirational", "Most Spirited", "Most Improved", "Most Persistent", aaaaaaaaaaand of course "Most Muddy". These winners will be determined by vote from series participants as the series gets going and awarded at the end.
What if I’m late to the party?
You can sign up for the WAWCX Points Series until November 1st! Even if you wait until the last minute, you still have 5 races with one being double points to accumulate points. Points will not be awarded retroactively to WAWCX Point Series sign up.
What if I'm new to cyclocross?
YOU are who this series was created for and is the PERFECT opportunity for you to come truly get to know, learn firsthand, and experience a full variety of some of the best cyclocross experiences and venues in the Pacific Northwest! You will also be joining the WAWCX Arm Band Sisterhood, so you will not be alone as you meet and learn from the WAWCX community at the selected WAWCX Points Series Races.