Potomac Vintage Riders Lays out a great course at Rocket in the spring and this is a fun event to attend if you have any old iron in the garage. April 5th at Rocket Raceway. PVR sponsors a 10 race Vintage and Post Vintage Cross Country series. Vintage is for bikes built before 1975 and Post Vintage is for bikes built from 1975 – 1994. Entrants must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Bike displacement classes are up to 200cc and Open. In addition, there are Age classes for those 50+, 60+, and 70+. There are further sub categories in the PV classes broken down by year. Historic 1975 – 1977, PV 1978 – 1984 (Non disk brake), Pre-Modern 1983 – 1987 (Front disk brake only) and Early-Modern 1986 – 1994 (front and rear disk brakes).
All classes are further divided into Expert, Intermediate and Novice categories. Tracks are usually 3.5 – 4.5 miles long and offer a wide range of trail conditions from single track, grass track and fire roads. All races are 1 hour plus a lap on the leader. Vintage races normally start in the morning followed by the Post Vintage race 45 minutes after the end of the Vintage race.