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


Sun Sep 30 2012 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


E. Fulton Dr & SE 3th Street (Just south of downtown Des Moines)
Des Moines, IA

WHO Cycling Team


THANKS to everyone who came out last weekend to Capital City Cross.

The course was fast, slick, dry and dusty both days, but that did not stop record turnouts at Stone Park as 156 raced on Sat and 142 on Sunday. Over 100 spectators were in attendance each day including some local residents who seemed to enjoy seeing the park getting used.

Sunday's course was a reverse of Saturday with the addition of a fast downhill with a hard right turn at the bottom and a long run-up with a double barrier.

I think the highlight of Sunday was watching Kevin Mcconnell and Jeff Kluck duke it out right from the chute.
The crowd favorite was definitely Chad Vanderlune bunny hopping both barriers.. you could hear the spectator applause from across the course.

Results have been posted HERE

Photos: | Fox C. | Jeff Corcoran | Rick Blackford | Julie Goodman, Kevin Allen

Event Info Sat | Sun

THANKS to all our sponsors: Scheels, New Belgium, Miller Lite, Iowa Beverage, Oakley

THANKS to everyone who helped set-up and tear down. It was much appreciated!


Upcoming Cross Races



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 2012 season!

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. Last year was a BLAST!

Saturday, September 29th - Races start at 1:00 pm
Sunday, September 30th - Races start at 12:00 pm


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!

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.

There is plenty of parking off SE Fulton Drive. PLEASE DO NOT park at Community Center on East Side. They want that parking left open for those using the Community Center.

Post-Race Party
After the races, we will have a social gathering. Venue to be posted soon. We'll be doing what most cyclocross racers and fans do after a race - sharing war stories! All are invited. It'll be fun!

From out of town?
You are so close to downtown Des Moines where there are plenty of great restaurants and hotels to spend the weekend. In fact, many of us plan to grab a bite to eat after Saturday's race. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Need a place to stay?
Stay here: Des Moines Quality INN, $79.95 a night and includes hot breakfast.
929 3rd Street, Des Moines (515) 282-5251

Venue Directions
From I-235
  • Get off on 3rd Street.
  • Go south through downtown Des Moines.
  • 3rd turns into SQ 3rd and merges with
  • SW 2nd near Principal Park (IA Cubs baseball field)
  • Continue on SW 2nd and take a left on E. Fulton Drive.
  • Go less than 2 blocks and the street ends at Stone Park

Cyclocross Practices and other races

There are Cyclocross practices taking place every Tuesday at 5:00 pm through October in the Des Moines area. Keep at eye on the calendar for more details. View All Cyclocross events.

Know of a race or practice that is not listed? Post it here. Watch for all things Cross!

Capital City Cross Sponsors

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


The Race course will be marked by 12:30 pm on Saturday, and 11:30  am on Sunday. The course WILL change on Sunday. 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!


Check out Tobin Bennett's video of the 2011 Master 35+/45+ race

Capital City Cross 2011 Day 1 from Tobin Bennett on Vimeo.


E. Fulton Dr & SE 3th Street (Just south of downtown Des Moines)

Stone Park
Des Moines, IA 50320



Register Online
Saturday Racing begins at 1:00pm. Sunday begins at 12:00pm. Plus and we've got Collegiate classes this year.

See full race schedule here.


$25 if you register online or $30 day of race (Juniors $10/15). We really, really prefere you register online this year!

Or Register at the Race!
Registration will open up at noon on Saturday and 11:00am on Sunday.

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!

The Fine Print About The Races
Held under USCF race permits ( 2012-3485). 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. $5 entry fee for second race on same day. 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.


Who Posted

  • Posted Sep 27, 2012 by ss
  • Modified Oct 23, 2012 by ss
  • Recap Posted Oct 23, 2012



Related News

Capital City Cross Results Posted

  • Mon October 01 2012
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