Registration Page: https://www.bikereg.com/dccx2017

Start line address: 324 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, DC20011

Join us for two action-packed days of CX racing! It's the venue you know and love. 

Start times are slightly different this year for certain categories! Please check and double-check your start time.

Remember that mountain bikes are OK in non-UCI (elite) classes. No forward-pointing bar ends (handlebar extensions ) allowed. And if you want to race single speed but do not have a single speed set up, you can convert your regular CX bike by zip tying the SRAM levers or by removing the batteries of your bike's electronic shifting system.

The Event: 2017 marks the 11th anniversary of DCCX and the second year with UCI Elite races. DCCX is the fourth event in the 2017 MABRA Cyclocross Super Series. DCCX is a Category 2 UCI and USA Cycling cyclocross event. The event will be held under UCI regulations and USA Cycling Permit # 2017-2475. UCI scale of penalties and USAC penalties will apply.

Races are on a traditional cyclocross course with pavement, grass, hills, gravel, man-made barriers, and one double pit area. See www.super8CX.org for full details on rules and regulations for series points. DCCX 2017 will be held rain or shine.

The Venue: DCCX is held on the historic grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, the site of President Lincoln’s Summer Cottage and a residential community for United States veterans since 1851.

Directions: The race day entrance to the Armed Forces Retirement Home is is near 324 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, DC 20011, at the intersection of Rock Creek Church Road and Randolph St.

North of DC: I-95 S to I-495 W. Exit 31 (Georgia Ave) towards Silver Spring. Pass Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Turn left on Upshur St (just after 4200 block of Georgia Ave). 
Turn right on Rock Creek Church Rd, and then left into AFRH at the Randolph St. gate.

South of DC: I-95 N to I-395, stay on to end at New York Ave. Right on New York Ave. Go two blocks and turn right onto M St. Left at second light onto N. Capitol St. NW. Continue past the sign to the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Left onto Allison St. Left onto Rock Creek Church Rd, and left into the Randolph St. gate.

Event Parking: There will be 3 lots available for parking. Please follow signage and direction of volunteers to the proper parking lot. Do not park on the side of the road or in other area of the campus. Parking and campus/event entry is free.   PLEASE OBSERVE ALL SPEEDS LIMITS

Racer Parking- Main lot. For racers only, this lot is adjacent to the course.

UCI-racer parking and race officials-  Adjacent to the course, closer to the pit and officials tent.  Limited to 2 cars per racer- 1 racer, 1 pit mechanic. (Weight restriction for vehicles entering this lot. Follow red track on map below)

Online Registration is available at www.bikereg.com and closes on Tuesday, October 17, at 11:59 pm.

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

*There is an additional, nominal fee to register online with BikeReg
 No mail-in registration and No Refunds

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.

1 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.

All UCI racers must preregister at www.Bikereg.com

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

UCI Elite Men/U23Men and UCI Elite/U23Women Women must have a current International License. A domestic USAC license is acceptable for all other categories. All racers must have a current cycling license.

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 on race day.

NOTE ON RACING AGE:  Your cyclocross racing age is your age as of December 31, 2018 (not 2017).

STAGING

Start Line Protocol: Racers must report to the holding pen adjacent to the starting grid for staging 10 minutes before the start of their race. If you arrive late you will be staged at the back. 

Call-Up Protocol

Staging Procedure Riders shall be staged by the rider's assigned bib number.  Walk-up riders will be assigned remaining bib numbers on a first come, first served basis.  All riders will line up in the order of their numbers, filling gaps as allowed by the officials/callers.  Staging will fill the start grid as specified in the USAC rulebook start grid.

Staging Order Staging Order will be based on the most recent Cross-Results ranking and Super Series standings, using the following criteria:

  1. The top 4 pre-registered riders with points will be staged on the grid, by bib number, in position corresponding to their ranking in the Super Series standings.
  2. Remaining riders will be staged by CrossResults.com ranking.
  3. All categories will reserve four spots in the third row, which are to be used for promoters’ discretion call-ups.

Those classes consisting of only Cat 5 men or Cat 5 women are staged by order of registration.

Rider staging for UCI C2 Elite Men and Women: Bib numbers will be assigned by UCI points, followed by random order. Riders will be staged on the grid, by bib number.

Feeding Note that feeding during competition is generally prohibited. However, if the temperature is above 20 degrees C (68 degrees F), the Chief Commissaire MAY authorize feeding during a race.  If feeding is permitted it must be done in the Pit lane, but is not allowed during the first two and final two laps of the race. 

Lapped Riders in UCI Events (UCI Rule 5.1.051): All riders lapped before the final lap must leave the race the next time they cross the finish line. The rider will be given a placing if he or she was lapped more than half way through the race.   A rider who is lapped on the final lap shall be stopped at the beginning of the finishing straight line and shall be given a placing on the basis of his or her position. Additionally, Commissaires may pull riders who are behind by more than 80% of the leaders lap time. 

Lapped Riders in Non-UCI Events: Lapped riders will finish on the same lap as the leaders. Riders in danger of being lapped must yield to oncoming racers and are not to interfere with their progress or trail behind them. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

DCCX 2017 course description- 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 2nd pass thru the pit area and on to the start/finish strip (blue track on the map) to the finish line.

Note: Course details are subject to change 

Pit: There will be one double-sided pit on the course.  Only authorized personnel are allowed access to the pit and must have their pit pass displayed at all times.   Pit passes will be distributed at registration to each competitor (one per entrant) in UCI events (Elite Men, Elite Women).

In non-UCI events only those working the pit will be allowed. The pit official will have the authority to remove anyone that is interfering with the proper functioning of the pit.

There will be bike racks in the Pit.  These are for racers that are currently racing, not for storing your equipment all day. Please remove your equipment immediately from the pit  following your race to make room for others.

BIKE-WASH station within 25m of the pit

EQUIPMENT: No flat bars or tires wider than 33mm will be allowed in UCI events (Elite Men, Elite Women). Officials will check tires in the holding pen prior to the start of the UCI races.

ANTI-DOPING: Anti-doping is under the control of USADA in accordance with UCI regulations.  The location of any anti-doping area will be noted on site.

RACE TIMING: Electronic chip timing will be provided by Race Works Grupetto

http://www.raceworkstiming.com/

MEDICAL/FIRST AID: A registered EMT will be on site, near the event announcer and registration tents. The race venue is less than a mile south of the Washington Hospital Center (110 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010).  

Directions to Washington Hospital Center: Exit the Armed Forces Retirement Home through the entrance “Eagle” gate and turn left onto Rock Creek Church Rd, NW. Bear left onto Park Place, NW. Turn left onto Irving St, NW and follow signs to hospital.

SPECTATING: DCCX is an excellent venue for spectators with good sight lines of the much of the track from a central location.  Registration, food vendors and beverage are located in a central area surrounded by the course. Racers will pass the spectators several times per lap. A variety of food trucks and other food options are available at the venue. All spectators must remain at the race venue and should not walk or bike on the golf course or to the residential area of the campus.

President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the AFRH campus. Spectators interested in touring the cottage are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance:  http://lincolncottage.org/

DCCX makes an annual donation to the Friends of the Soldiers Home, an organization that supports the veterans who reside on campus and works to promote the relationship between the AFRH and nearby neighborhoods.  Representatives of the Friends of the Soldiers Home will be on hand to escort and honor some of veterans that attend DCCX. See: http://friendsofsoldiers.org/

Event Staff
Event Director: Taylor Jones (Crosshairs Cycling)
Technical Director and Course Design: Marc Gwadz (DCMTB)
Promotion /Media Director/Announcing: Bill Schieken (Crosshairs Cycling) 

Registration and permitting: Raul Rojas (DCMTB ) and Josh Gorman (Crosshairs Cycling)

Treasurer and co-registrar: Matt Conte(DCMTB) and Chris Nekarda (DCMTB)
Food Coordinator: Mark Drajem (DCMTB)

Lil Belgians: Joel Gwadz and Ron Edwards (DCMTB)

Sponsoring Clubs: DCMTB and Crosshairs Cycling

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