Wednesday, October 24, 2007

DCCX Update!

DCCX Cyclocross Race!

Cliffs notes version:
1- No day-of registration
2- Sat race packet pickup at Temperance Hall, late registration
3- Bring an ID
4- Route yourself thru/around Marine Corps Marathon
5- Safe, easy Parking On-site
6- Registration and Directions on
7- Please be thoughtful guests!
8- Call-ups
9- Thanks to our sponsors!
10- See the course, be the course...
11- On-site points of interest

There is NO DAY-OF Registration for DCCX- Pre-Reg closes Friday, 5pm ht tp://
Race Date: Sunday, Oct 28th.

Early race packet pick-up and late registration available at Temperance Hall 6-9PM on Saturday night (Oct. 27th)
3634 Georgia Ave., NW Washington, DC

Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Late registrants are subject to a $5 late fee per entry and won't get a call-up.

You may be asked to present an ID upon entering the base, please be prepared.

Oct 28th is the same day as the Marine Corps Marathon. Please note:
I-395 is open to traffic from the south (except the HOV lane).
-Road closures can be found at:
-Travelers arriving via Maryland can take the beltway to Georgia or NH Aves.
-Directions on

AFRH address:
Rock Creek Church Rd, NW & Upshur St, NW
Washington, DC 20011, US

Parking is adjacent to the course, and within the confines of the AFRH grounds, follow signs from guard house to parking area.

Please be respectful of the AFRH property. It is the home of retired veterans of our armed forces and we have been invited as guests to use a portion of the property for a 'cross race. Please no public urination, no warm-ups on the golf course, or in resident dormitory areas. We would like to be invited back next year, please be respectful to residents you encounter and to the venue in general. Thanks!

Call-ups will be based on current MABRA CX standings, order of registration, and promoter discretion for all pre-registered racers.

Course layout can be seen at: use the satellite view, add elevation if desired

Distance 2 miles. In dry conditions, a 5 lap test ride took 40 minutes (top 25% Master A/Open B, top 50% Open A based on MABRA-level racing).

Race details and results will be posted at

Sticky Fingers bakery is providing vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies to racers!

DrinkMoreWater is keeping the Racers Hydrated

Thanks to sponsors for helping make this race possible:

City Bikes, Temperance Hall, Whole Foods, Metro Gutter.
Prizes donated by Serfas, Blackburn, Salsa, WTB and Surly

$560 purse to men and women's A fields! (combined)

Abraham Lincoln's cottage is on site, and was recently featured in a NY Times article (login required?):

There is also an Army tank and Air Force jet on display in the NE corner of the compound, as well as various statues and old artillery pieces.

We hope to see you there!


At 9:22 AM, Blogger gwadzilla said...

where is the report?
I want a report!

good seeing your family yesterday

it is great to have your kids cheering for me

they cheer for me on and off the course!

my boys were with my brother's boys by the Start/Finish area

your kids were closer to the beer garden
my kids are not ready for the beer garden


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