DCCX 2016

DCMTB and Crosshairs Cycling present
Event #3 of the 2016 BikeReg Super 8 Cyclocross Series


Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, 2016

Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, DC
324 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington, DC 20011

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Additional information

Race schedule
Rules and regulations
Directions to venue
DCCX Race Flier 2016
DCCX Technical Guide 2016



Pre-register at bikereg.com (additional fee charged by BikeReg). Online registration closes Tuesday, October 18 at 11:59 p.m.  Number pickup/waiver signing will take place at the race venue; racers must complete registration at least 30 minutes prior to their listed start time.

Day-of registration opens at 7:15 a.m. and closes 30 minutes before each start.  There is no race-day registration for UCI races.  A $10 fee will be added to adult entries purchased on race day, if available; juniors day-of fee is $5.  Second and subsequent race entries can be purchased at a $10 discount.  No refunds.

Race schedule

The schedule is the same for both days of racing

Start Category Duration Entry Prizes
8:15 a.m. Men Cat 5 (Beginner) 35 min $35 Merchandise – 3 places
8:16 a.m. Women Cat 4 (Beginner) 35 min $35 Merchandise – 3 places
9:00 a.m. Masters Men 35+ Cat 3/4/5 40 min $35 Merchandise – 5 places
10:00 a.m. U19 Women 2 laps $15 Medals – 5 places
10:01 a.m. Juniors 13-14 Boys and Girls 2 laps $15 Medals – 3 places each
10:02 a.m. Juniors 11-12 Boys and Girls 2 laps $15 Medals – 3 places each
10:03 a.m. Juniors 9-10 Boys and Girls 2 laps $15 Medals – 3 places each
11:00 a.m. Men Cat 3/4 45 min $35 Merchandise – 5 places
11:01 a.m. U19 Boys 45 min $15 Medals – 5 places
12:00 p.m. Masters Women 45+ Cat 1/2/3/4 40 min $35 Merchandise – 3 places
12:01 p.m. Women Cat 3/4 (Beginner) 40 min $35 Merchandise – 5 places
1:00 p.m. Masters Men 45+ 1/2/3/4 45 min $35 $350 – 5 places
1:01 p.m. Men 55+ 1/2/3/4/5 45 min $35 Merchandise 5 places
2:15 p.m. Masters Men 35+ Cat 1/2/3 45 min $35 $350 – 5 places
2:16 p.m. Singlespeed Cat 1/2/3/4/5 presented by All-City Cycles 45 min $35 Merchandise – 5 places
3:15 p.m. Women Cat 1/2/3 UCI 45 min $40 $1663 – 20 places
4:15 p.m. Men Cat 1/2/3 UCI 60 min $40 $1663 – 20 places
10:00 a.m. Lil’ Belgians I (kids race) 5 min FREE Medals – all
12:00 p.m. Lil’ Belgians II (kids race) 5 min FREE Medals – all

At most 140 racers will be allowed on the course per race; for races with combined fields, the field limit applies to the combined field, not each individual race.  BikeReg will close registration for each of the individual fields within a combined field after the total field limit has been reached.

UCI rider sign-in, license check, and number pickup will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Rules and regulations

This is a Category 2 UCI and USAC event held under UCI regulations and USAC permit (#2016-3107).  The event will run rain or shine.  Races are held on a traditional cyclocross course with pavement, grass, hills, gravel, man-made barriers, and one double pit area.  All races except UCI C2 Elites count for Super8 CX series points.  Visit super8cx.org for full details on rules and regulations for series points. There will be no separate payout for the U23 Men and U23 Women racing in the UCI categories.

Your racing age is your age on December 31, 2017 (not 2016). Racers must be 9 years of age or older, except for the “Lil’ Belgians” kids race.

Licensing Requirements

UCI Elite Men/U23 Men, UCI Elite Women/U23 Women must have a current international license.  A domestic USAC license is acceptable for all other races.  Annual and one-day USAC licenses may be purchased at usacycling.org and will also be for sale at registration.  Only Cat 5 men and Cat 4 women can race on a one-day license.  One-day licenses are available for $10 on race day.

Rider staging

Riders will be staged on the starting grid by bib number.  All riders must be at the staging area behind the start line at least 10 minutes before their race start time to ensure orderly staging.  Late riders will be staged at back of pack.

UCI Elite Men and Women:  Bib numbers will be assigned by UCI points, followed by crossresults.com ranking and promoter discretion.

Non-UCI categories:  Bib numbers will be assigned according to Super8 series rules.  All day-of registrants will be staged behind pre-registered riders.

Directions to venue

The race-day entrance to the Armed Forces Retirement Home is at 324 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington, DC 20011

All racers and spectators entering the AFRH should be prepared to show a government issued ID for entrance.  Please allow extra time for entrance at the security gate and parking. Dogs are not allowed on the AFRH property and may be denied entrance.

From 270 North of DC

Stay on I-495 (“the Beltway”) eastbound. Take exit 31 for Silver Spring. Stay on Georgia Ave through Silver Spring. Bear left on Illinois Ave. Turn left on Randolph St. Cross Rock Creek Church Rd into the AFRH and follow signs to parking.

From I-95 North of DC

Stay on I-495 (“the Beltway”) westbound. Take exit 27 towards Silver Spring. Merge onto New Hampshire Ave via exit 28B towards Takoma Park. Turn left on North Capitol St. Take a slight right on Rock Creek Church Rd. Enter AFRH at Randolph St and follow signs to parking.

From I-95 South of DC

From I-395, stay on it when it ends at New York Ave.  Turn right on New York Ave. Go two blocks and make a right onto M St. Go to the second traffic light and make a left on North Capitol St. Continue on North Capitol, pass the sign to the Armed Forces Retirement Home-Washington. At Allison St, make a left turn. Make another left turn onto Rock Creek Church Rd and make another left into the AFRH at Randolph St and follow signs to parking.

From Annapolis (Route 50)

Take Route 50, which becomes New York Ave. Take the S. Dakota exit. Continue on South Dakota and make a left on Taylor. Continue on Taylor and make a right onto North Capitol St. At the second stop light turn left on Allison St. Make another left turn onto Rock Creek Church Rd, and make another left into the AFRH at Randolph St and follow signs to parking.

Event parking

There are 3 lots available for parking. Please follow signs and directions of volunteers to the proper parking lot. Do not park on the side of any road or in other area of the campus. Parking and campus/event entry is free. Observe all posted speed limits.

Main lot. Racer parking is adjacent to the course; follow the blue track from Randolph St.

UCI-racer parking and race officials. Adjacent to the course, closer to the pit and officials tent; follow the red track from Randolph St. Space is limited to 2 cars per racer (1 racer, 1 pit mechanic). There is a weight restriction for vehicles entering this lot.

Spectator and overflow parking. Follow the blue track on map.

DCCX Parking Map

DCCX Parking Map

Green track indicates path to “Eagle” (main) gate.

DCCX 2016 Sponsors

DCMTB and Crosshairs Cycling thank our sponsors for their generous support of DCCX 2016

Oscar Blues

Oskar Blues is coming up huge for 2016, again serving as our beer sponsor for both days of DCCX this year. Come on out and join the “can-in-hand” culture of Oskar Blues. Responsibly enjoy Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Lil’ Pils, Old Chub, Deviant Dale’s and Good Knight.


Terra Landscaping has once again put in hundreds of hours of work and given us a perfectly groomed course at DCCX. Please consider Terra for your commercial or residential landscaping, hardscape, and snow removal needs.

All City

All-City Cycles joins DCCX this year as the presenting sponsor for our Singlespeed races. All-City is a company of riders making products for other riders. Like DCCX, All-City is about creating and sharing a passion for all aspects of cycling culture.

Chrome Industries

Chrome is urban mobility. We make simple, functional gear built with industrial-strength materials and features that work on the bike and in the bar. We make gear that protects people and their things from the elements without looking like you came from the mountains. Chrome makes street tested bags, footwear, and apparel that adapt to the changing and unpredictable nature of the city. Over The last 20 years Chrome has never wavered from its commitment to making useful and durable gear for professional messengers, fixed freestyle riders, and urban commuters. Made for living the city.

ACME Pie Co.

Acme Pie Co. Mmmmm deliciousness.

In the Crosshairs

Who would know what’s going on ‘cross without In the Crosshairs?


Family Bike Shop comes back with huge support of DCCX in 2016. If you have been racing in the Super 8, or anywhere in the mid-Atlantic, then you have to know about Family Bike Shop. Located in Crofton, MD, Family Bike Shop offers exceptional service, bicycle knowledge,and a wide range of bicycles for every level of cyclist, and every member of the family. Come out and support an independent, service-oriented shop for all of your cycling needs.


Jed Dinger Design is a full-service, custom cabinet shop, serving residential clients in the DC Metro region. Your custom cabinetry is produced completely in-house by Jed Dinger Design, from design through finishing. We also install all of our own work. Your project is rendered in 3D CAD software before fabrication, providing our clients with the confidence that we are delivering exactly what they expect.

Metro Gutter

Metro Gutter & Home Services, Inc. was founded in 1989 by the current owner operator Kent Baake. Starting with one truck and ladder the company has grown to provide a full range of exterior maintenance and renovation services. A dedication to quality work with excellent customer service has allowed the company to grow through our reputation. We have 3 friendly office staff who are ready to help with courteous, prompt service. Our field technicians are all trained in house and speak English so questions can be answered. We hope you will allow us the opportunity to impress you!