DCCX 2013 Cyclocross at the Soldiers’ Home is On! — Sunday is the Big Day

DCCX-TitleGraphic-SmallSeveral community events scheduled at the Soldiers’ Home — such as the Oktoberfest — were cancelled due to the Federal shut down. Fortunately, now that the shut down is over, the 2013 DCCX Cyclocross is still a go and will be happening this weekend on the south grounds of the Soldiers’ Home — with events on both Saturday and Sunday, but Sunday is the day of the big race.

According to the DCCX Website (which has more information on race times and directions), the DCCX is the only cyclocross race in Washington, DC, and has quickly grown to be one of the largest Cyclocross Races in the Eastern United States, with ~ 850 registered racers and over 50 kids.   Top regional talent compete in the elite categories, while age-group and lower category racers make up the undercard. Kids can compete on a separate course (free). The venue and course are designed to create a fun, family-friendly spectator environment, in addition to a challenging race course.

Having visited the races in previous years, I can attest that its one of the areas fall highlights. Whether racing or just enjoying the event as a spectator, its always a good time.

Image from the 2011 Cyclocross on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home.

Image from the 2011 Cyclocross on the grounds of the Soldiers’ Home.

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