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Rocktown Cyclocross Festival 2019

The Rocktown Cyclocross Festival is an awesome event, and we are so stoked you are joining us! Our course features tight turns, off-camber sections, a steep run-up, barriers, some pavement, and a fun gravel climb! One of the best features of our course is how spectator friendly it is!

With the CX race happening right in the city of Harrisonburg, you have quite a variety of options for checking out the shops, bars, breweries, and restaurants!

Making a weekend visit out of coming to the Festival? The riding options are endless! We have Hillandale Park just a few streets away from the race venue, the National Forest is just a thirty-minute drive away, Massanutten Western Slope is close by as well, and it only takes a short mile to get out of the city and hit awesome country roads!

Visit https://www.rocktownbicycles.com/bike-routes/ for more detailed info on where to ride!

Rocktown Bicycles will be open all weekend to help you with all your bicycle needs!

Normal hours: M-F 11am-7pm, Sa 10am - 4pm

SPECIAL FOR THE FESTIVAL: Sunday Hours - 2pm - 5pm!

Additional Registration Information:

  • 2x the Fun? Second races are only $10!

  • Is this your first time? You will have to purchase a one-day license at the race - we'll have them! Please show up at least one hour early.

  • Day-Of registration - we accept Credit Card, Check, and Cash.

  • $10.00 late fee for registering day-of.

  • Rocktown Bicycles will be open Sunday from 2:00pm until 5:00pm. You may redeem gift cards on Sunday after the race!

  • You can register at Rocktown Bicycles on Friday during normal store hours.

Venue and Course Info

  • Bathrooms and Showers onsite.

  • Extremely spectator friendly course. Wooded and hilly but nearly entirely visible from all points.

  • Course features: off camber sections, dirt trails, grassy run-ups, moderate elevation change, barriers, a gravel climb, paved finish drag.

Activities for Friends And Family

  • Children's' Race

  • Playground on course for the kids

  • Fresh Baked Belgian Waffles

Directions

For GPS use: 

305 S. Dogwood Dr.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 

 

For the directions we recommend (we live here) see below:  

From NORTH/Washington DC (simplest route, fastest):

  • Take 66 West

  • Merge onto I-81 South

  • Take Exit 247 B for Route 33 West

  • Merge onto 33 West and follow for 1.4 miles.

  • You will hit Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg.

  • Loop around Court Square to stay on 33 West for .7 miles.

  • Left at S Dogwood.

  • Destination on right.

From SOUTH/Richmond Virginia (simplest route, fastest)

  • Take 64 West

  • Merge onto I-81 North

  • Take Exit 245 for Port Republic Road/JMU Entrance

  • Left onto Port Republic Road for .5 miles.

  • At the intersection of S Main St and Port Republic Rd, Port Republic Road becomes Maryland Ave.

  • Continue on Maryland Avenue for .7 miles

  • Right onto Dogwood Drive for .5 miles.

  • Destination on your left.

Contact Race Director Ken Bell with interest in sponsoring the event, or general inquires, at ken@rocktownbicycles.com. If you need immediate contact, call the shop at 540-689-0070.

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