'Cross comes to the District

Cyclo-cross will make its debut in the District of Columbia on October 28th, 2007, when the DCCX race will be held on the Grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Promoted by the City Bikes DC Mountain Bike Team, the race will be pre-registration only due to government security requirements, so racers will need to sign up early.

"The DCMTB/City Bikes team has always wanted to hold a race within the District since we are based out of Washington," said race promoter Matt Donahue "The AFRH offered us a chance to do this, and the location is great for cyclo-cross." Race proceeds will be donated to benefit the veterans at the AFRH.

Online registration can be found at bikereg.com and closes at 9pm on Friday October 26th. Please note that a valid government issued photo ID will be required for entry to the Armed Forces Retirement Home Grounds. All racers, volunteers, and spectators should enter the Retirement Home Grounds at "Eagle" gate, which is located at Rock Creek Church Rd, NW & Upshur St, NW.

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