Wrap Up on Fifth Annual DC Cyclocross (2011)

I hope everyone that wanted to go the this year’s DC Cyclocross was able to get there. I know I saw a number of residents from the neighborhood at the  event, which was well attended — including children and dogs. I can’t imagine better weather for the races either.

The registration area was a hive of activity, including a couple of food vendors that really helped maintain a pleasurable atmosphere.

For those unfamiliar with the sport, cyclocross is a form of bicycle racing that usually takes place in the fall and winter. It consists of several laps on a short (1.5–2  miles) course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount. You can read more about it on Wikipedia.

You can see photos from yesterdays event after the jump.


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3 Comments on “Wrap Up on Fifth Annual DC Cyclocross (2011)”

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