Registration Page: https://www.bikereg.com/dccx2017
Start line address: 324 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, DC20011
Presented by DCMTB and Crosshairs Cycling
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
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
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).
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.
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:
- 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.
- Remaining riders will be staged by CrossResults.com ranking.
- 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.