DCCX 2020 canceled

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Crosshairs Cycling, DCMTB, and C3-Wagner Roofing are canceling the 2020 editions of DCCX and Charm City CX.

DCCX is a two-day UCI C2 cyclocross event held in Washington, DC, for the past 13 years. Charm City CX is a two-day UCI C1/C2 cyclocross event that has been held in the heart of Baltimore, MD, since 2005.

As much as the race organizers and cyclocross community look forward to a return to normalcy and a resumption of U.S. bike racing, holding either of these events this autumn is not reasonable or safe. DCCX takes place on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, a federal government facility housing U.S. military veterans. Charm City CX shares its venue, Druid Hill Park, with the city of Baltimore and its residents. For the safety of the veterans at the AFRH, our Baltimore neighbors, and the racing community, canceling these events and looking forward to the 2021 editions is the right thing to do.

With the cancellation of DCCX and Charm City CX, the UCI Parkway CX Trophy Series, a time-based series based on results from both events, will not take place in 2020.

Stay safe, be well, and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.

TrailWerks Cyclery to Sponsor DCXC

TrailWerks Cyclery to Sponsor DCXC

The Washington area’s leading expert on suspension servicing and mountain bike sales has teamed up to help make the inaugural DCXC an event that cannot be missed.

Michael Klasmeier — a longtime member of DCMTB, a legend of the local mountain-biking world and the owner of TrailWerks Cyclery in Annapolis — will be on site at Rosaryville for the race. The guru of mountain bike suspension services will be helping riders with their last-second adjustments — and also offering his trademark wiseguy comments to his longtime friends and adversaries.

If you are in the market for a new bike or gear, he can help with that, too.

Check out his shop here: TrailWerks Cyclery

DCMTB does Monster Cross

On February 18, team members Alex, Albert, Matt and Mike made the trek to Richmond’s Pocahontas State Park to take part in the 2018 Monster Cross race.

According to Alex:

Pretty awesome race! Albert placed 5th in the SS category (!!), with a flyin’ time of 3:40:58. I barely managed to keep up with gears, coming in just before at 3:37:11. Matt didn’t waste any time, finishing at 3:30:01, while Mike cleaned up, coming in at 3:26:50. Beautiful day, lots of fried chicken at the end, course was perfect, and a great crew representing DCMTB.

Great job, everyone, and congrats to those who raced!

Upcoming team ride @ Rosaryville State Park, 9 am, Saturday, May 6

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/594734524057728/

DCMTB Team ride! Bring friends interested in mountain biking and/or interested in joining a team as we hit the trails at Rosaryville State Park. Food, drinks and team meeting after this fun-paced, no-drop ride. Final details pending- please visit the Facebook link above for additional information.

More Fort Dupont Trailwork!

On March 25, we gathered at Fort Dupont to work on the only legal mountain biking trails in DC. We cleared brush, removed down trees, and also assessed the feasibility of some ride-arounds for dangerously steep trails with waterbars. More photos after the jump- thanks to Brian, Joel, Steve, Scott, Darren and Ken for coming out!

Continue reading “More Fort Dupont Trailwork!”