YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Sat Sep 24 2011 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Stone Park - Just south of downtown Des Moines
Des Moines, IA

WHO Cycling Team


WOW! What a weekend of Cyclocross! OVer 100 racers landed at Stone Park each day to see what kind of course the BIKEIOWA Cycling Team sculpted.

We've been practicing at Stone for a few weeks now and are getting a good feel for the park's features. We had one last mowing and even contracted
with the city of Des Moines to bring in a 6000 pound roller o "roll-out" the race course to eliminate some of the choppiness and ruts. Course Feedback was interesting. Some liked Saturday better and some liked Sunday. It is still great to see Cyclocross exploding in Central Iowa!

Thanks to

* All the racers who came out to play, especially those from out of state!
* All the spectators who came to cheer, heckle and watch this crazy sport.
* Our Sponsors.
* The Varnums for running an outstanding registration area.
* Everyone who helped set and tear down the course each day. Awesome Teamwork!
* The BIKEIOWA Cycling Team
* Kurt Benson - the brain child of the death spiral. The design went from a bar napkin sketch to reality in under 2 hours and was a BIG hit on the course.
* Chad Vande Lune for bringing his mower and mowing the top section
* Everyone who brought food.
* Everyone who donated to the post fund. 100 additional posts will be purchased!!
* Des Moines Parks and Recreation for letting us use Stone Park.
* The big black van for holding all the stuff it takes to put on a race.
* the Barrier Fairy who brought good cheer and good luck fairy dust to us all!


Course At first glance the course appeared to be pretty wide-open and flowing. After you rode the course, it became apparent it was pretty
technical with lots of detail including the death spiral, a fairly steep and rough run-up with barriers at the bottom, and un-rideable sand pit, the choppy West section by the trees, the grinder and through the tree section. It was way to easy too over-cook the turns which had you thinking 100% of the time. Add in all the twists and flowing corners and it was a good blend of what a cyclocross race should be!

Results: Official Results posted to USA Cycling will be linked here later in the week. Quick Results

Photos: BIKEIOWA Flickr gallery and Steve Fuller's photos. More links will be added here as folks post 'em.

Temps: sunny mid 60' to mid 70's


Course When we pre-rode the course on Friday, it was obvious the course would be equally fun and challenging in the opposite direction. So on Sunday we reversed the race course and made it even more challenging by switching the barriers and the descent from Saturday, made the sandpit rideable for those who wanted to try, added a unique 180 degree barrier section around a tree, added a few new switchbacks and brought the registration, food and beverage tents more closer to the action.

Results: Official Results posted to USA Cycling will be linked here later in the week. Quick Results

Photos: BIKEIOWA Flickr galleryMore links will be added here as folks post 'em.

Temps: sunny mid 60' to mid 70's, slight north breeze

Thanks to our Sponsors:

New Belgium & Miller Lite on behalf of Iowa Beverage, SCHEELS, Oakley, el Bait Shop, Skunk River Cycles, Twin Six

See ya next year!



Distance - This is a timed event


PLEASE join us at Stone Park in Des Moines for one of the Premier Central Iowa Cyclocross Races of the 2011 season!

Saturday, September 24th

Capital City Cross is a two day event! Plan a weekend of cyclocross fun! Come out and enjoy this new spectator-friendly venue only minutes from downtown Des Moines. Check out Sunday's Race Beginner Friendly Have not raced before? This is a perfect place to see if you like cross. Show up early to get a little practice. This is your chance to try it out! You don't even need a special bike! All you need is: Two wheels, A brake on each wheel, a Freewheel , and handlebar ends that do not point forwards or up. Mountain bikes work great! Kid-Friendly There is a playground on the East end of Stone Park. This race is SUPER SPECTATOR Friendly!! If you have never been to a cyclocross race, you are missing out! There is action everywhere and you can watch the race from several vantage points! Kick back for an afternoon and watch cyclocross! Bring lawn chairs and park yourself, or check out the whole course.


The Race course will be marked by 12:30 pm on Saturday. This venue has been fun during Renegade Practices. Let's see what we can do on race day! Plan on flats, hills, switch-backs, park roads, downhills, run-ups, barriers and much more! Everything you'd expect in a Cyclocross race!

Saturday, September 24th

CategoriesEntry FeeStart Time LengthPrizes
Juniors$101:00 pm45 minprizes/3
Men's CX 4$251:00 pm45 minprizes/3
Master's 35+$252:15 pm40 minprizes/3
Master's 45+$252:15 pm40 minprizes/3
Men's CX 3$253:30 pm45 min$150/3
Woman's CX 4$254:45 pm45 minprizes/3
Woman's 35+$254:45 pm45 minprizes/3
Woman's 45+$254:45 pm45 minprizes/3
Woman's CX 1/2/3 (open)$254:45 pm45 min$150/3
Men's CX 1/2/3 (open)$256:00 pm60 min$150/3

The Fine Print About The Races: Held under USCF race permits (2010-3434). Helmets must be worn at all times when on a bicycle. No Free Lap! Criterium finish rule applies: lapped riders do not have to make up the extra laps. Mountain bikes are legal, no bar ends. All cat 4 and masters events open to un-licensed riders. 1-day USCF racing licenses will be available at the race for $10.00. Riders under 18 will need a parent-signed standard entry form and release or a parent at the race to sign the entry form or a 1-day license. Promoter reserves rights including revising the flier if needed.


Stone Park - Just south of downtown Des Moines

Stone Park - E. Fulton Dr & SE 3th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320



Register at the Race! Registration will open up at noon on Saturday. Save Time Pre-fill and print your Licensed Rider Registration Form and save time at the registration table for you and us! Un-Licensed Rider One Day license Registration Form. FREE BIKEIOWA Decal for Spectators AND Racers Mention you saw this race on and receive a FREE reflective BIKEIOWA Decal at the registration booth!


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