DCCX 2017

DCMTB and Crosshairs Cycling present
Event #4 of the 2017 BikeReg Super 8 Cyclocross Series

DCCX

Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, 2017

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

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2017 Washington City Paper Editor’s Choice Best of DC: Best Local Bike Race

Additional information

Registration
Race schedule
Rules and regulations
Directions to venue
Parking
Sponsors
DCCX Race Flier 2017
DCCX Technical Guide 2017

Registration

FIELDS ARE LIMITED — REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ENSURE A SPOT!

Online Registration is available at bikereg.com and closes on Tuesday, October 17, at 11:59 pm. No mail-in registration and no refunds.
Online Registration Fees*:
• $50 for UCI Elite events
• $20 for U19 Juniors
• $15 for younger Juniors
• $40 for all other events
• Lil’ Belgians (kids’ fun race) is free
* Price does not include a separate fee that BikeReg charges to register online.

On-Site Late Registration may be available for non-UCI classes in some classes, subject to field size limits. There is a $10 same-day registration fee. The $10 same-day fee does not apply to registered racers adding an additional event on race day. All UCI racers must preregister. One free race entry is available to 2016 MABRA Super8 Champions and Current USA CX National Champions competing in the same category they won at Nationals.

On-site registration and packet pick-up will open at 7:15 am on each race day.

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 5 women can race on a one-day license. One-day licenses are available for $10 at bikereg.com or on race day.

Rider staging

Riders will be staged on the 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 random order.

Non-UCI categories: Bib numbers will be assigned according to Bikereg Cyclocross Super Series rules. In Super series categories: Top 4 from series, followed by cross-results ranking. All day-of registrants will be staged behind pre-registered riders. Those classes consisting of only cat 5 men or cat 5 women are staged by order of registration, as indicated in the race flier.

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 $40 Merchandise – 3 places
9:00 a.m. Masters Men 40+ Cat 3/4/5 40 min $40 Merchandise – 5 places
10:01 a.m. Juniors 13-14 Boys and Girls 2 laps $15 Medals – 3 places each
10:02 a.m. U19 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 2/3 (Cat 3 score series pts) 45 minutes $40 Merchandise – 5 places
11:01 a.m. Men Cat 4 45 minutes $40 erchandise – 5 places
12:00 p.m. Masters Women 45+ Cat 1/2/3/4 40 min $40 Merchandise – 5 places
12:01 p.m. Women Cat 3/4 40 min $40 Merchandise – 5 places
12:02 p.m. Women Cat 4/5 (Beginner) 40 min $40 Merchandise – 3 places
12:02 p.m. U19 Junior Women 40 min $20 Merchandise – 5 places
1:00 p.m. Masters Men 50+ 1/2/3/4 45 min $40 $350 – 5 places
1:01 p.m. U19 Boys 45 min $20 Medals – 5 places
1:02 p.m. Masters Men 60+ 1/2/3/4/5 45 min $40 Merchandise 3 places
2:00 p.m. Course Inspection for UCI racers
2:15 p.m. Masters Men 40+ Cat 1/2/3 45 min $40 $350 – 5 places
2:16 p.m. Men Singlespeed Cat 1/2/3/4/5 45 min $40 Merchandise – 5 places
2:16 p.m. Women Singlespeed Cat 1/2/3/4/5 45 min $40 Merchandise – 5 places
3:15 p.m. Women Cat 1/2/3 UCI 45 min $50 $1663 – 20 places
4:15 p.m. Men Cat 1/2/3 UCI 60 min $50 $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

Course Details

Note: Course details are subject to change

Day 1
The DCCX course layout is approximately 3.3km long, plus an additional starting straight of approximately 100m. The total length of the start is approximately 200m and at least 6m wide, using all or part of a paved road (blue track). While on the start, racers pass the finish line/officials (marked with black line on map), then make a gradual turn to an uphill grass section that runs along the main venue area. Terrain is on an inclined and the track has a series of turns along with elevation changes. After passing the venue area on the uphill (right of map) side, the track enters the "W" section, a series of challenging turns on a steep hill, intersperse with one set of man-made barriers. After a road section and hilly terrain, the racers cross a road to a large, flat pit. The track returns to a hilly section that includes a short steep hills, dusty steep drop and set of stairs that compel riders to dismount, and a series of off-camber turns leading to a road to the back section of the course. After the road, there is small wooded section followed by a series of turns on grass to an extended inclined grass straightaway. In the north end of the back section, there is a series of small, steeper hills, and a couple off-camber turns leading to a slight uphill road section. This leads to the 2 nd pass thru the pit area and on to the start/finish strip (blue track on the map) to the finish line.

Day 2
The course will be reversed on Sunday, utilizing the same start, finish, and stairs area in the same direction, but most of the course in a reversed direction. The pit entrances and lane would be run in the non-standard direction but will feature very wide lanes to prevent problems in exchanging bikes or wheels. The course is approximately 3.2km in length and crosses over the starting straight into Pit 1 approximately 1.5km after the start. Junior races may be started in front of the cross-over for a shortened starting straight.

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 2017-2475. 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 Bikereg Cyclocross Super Series points. Visit www.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, 2018 (not 2017). 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.

DCCX Parking Map

DCCX 2017 Sponsors

DCMTB and Crosshairs Cycling thank our sponsors for their generous support of DCCX 2017


terra


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.


In the Crosshairs


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


FBS



Family Bike Shop comes back with huge support of DCCX in 2017. 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.


Vittoria



Vittoria’s all new Terreno line offers a complete cyclocross tire quiver in just 3 treads. The days of needing to haul 6 wheelsets to the races are over! Terreno treads are available in five different versions; 31mm and 33mm 320tpi Corespun cotton tubular options, and 31mm, 33mm and 40mm TNT tubeless versions.


Velofix



Velofix will be on site with their mobile bike shop, providing support, service, parts, and accessories.

Past Elite DCCX Champions (men)

Year Day Winner
2016 Saturday Kerry Werner – Kona Factory Team
2016 Sunday Kerry Werner – Kona Factory Team
2015 Saturday Cameron Dodge
2015 Sunday Cameron Dodge
2014 Saturday Nick Waite- Pro Tested Gear
2014 Sunday Weston Schempf – SEAVS/Haymarket
2013 Nick Waite- Pro Tested Gear
2012 Ryan Dewald- SEAVS/Haymarket
2011 Lukas Winterberg- Philadelphia Cyclocross School
2010 Joe Dombrowski- SEAVS/Haymarket
2009 Ryan Dewald- Battley Harley Davidson
2008 Wes Schempf- C3-Sollay.com
2007 Wes Schempf- C3-Sollay.com

Past Elite DCCX Champions (women)

Year Day Winner
2016 Saturday Katie Compton- KFC Racing p/b Trek/Panache
2016 Sunday Katie Compton- KFC Racing p/b Trek/Panache
2015 Saturday Cassandra Maximenko Van Dessel Factory Team
2015 Sunday Cassandra Maximenko Van Dessel Factory Team
2014 Saturday Carla Williams – Joe’s Bike Shop Racing
2014 Sunday Carla Williams – Joe’s Bike Shop Racing
2013 Cheryl Sornson- Team CF
2012 Laura van Gilder – Mellow Mushroom
2011 Laura van Gilder -C3/Mellow Mushroom
2010 Arley Kemmerer – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
2009 Arley Kemmerer – Hub Racing
2008 Patty Buerkle- Vanderkitten
2007 Betsy Shogren- Fort Factory Team