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Sat Sep 28 2013 1:00 PM - 6:45 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.

This two day event took place at the same venue, but the race day conditions were anything but the same!

Stone Park is home to the Tuesday "Renegade Practices", but the BIKEIOWA boys whipped up a great course with some new lines including the two-way stretch up on the hill, a great spectator-friendly run-up and the "Death-Star" on the flats in the middle of fhe venue.

SATURDAY - Sept 28th

147 racers show up to what started out a rainy day. The course took the rain well, but made for some slick (and exiting) corners and straight aways for the Cat 4/5/Jrs, Men's Masters and part of the s Cat 3 race.

Later in the day, the course was drying out and proved to be quite fast for the Women's and Men's Pro 1/2/3 races.

The Cat 4 and 5 race had the most muddy slickness, but all were looking like they were having a a great time as they smiles could be seen on each lap. KUDOS to those who did their first race! You'll end up appreciating a good muddy race.

Women's Pro 1/2/3 - Lisa Vetterlein (Des Moines Cycle Club) and Brittany Mcconnell (Mercy/Specialized) battled the entire race before Lisa slid by on the last lap to take the win.

Men's Pro 1/2/3 - Kevin McConnell (Mercy/Specialized) cleaned house with a huge gap opened up after the first lap. Ryan Jacobsen and Nathan Kullbom, both from Atlas Cycling in Iowa City brought home the Silver and Bronze.


SUNDAY - Sept 29th

Sunday Funday brought 150 racers to the line. The weather was AWESOME and the course was super-fast and tacky where it needed to be for superb grip.

The course was a reverse of Saturday with some added features like the "Z" run up next to Heckler's Hill and the fast swoop of the "S Roller" down hill.  The "Death-Star" seemed to roll better on Sunday, as it was not as slick to take those tight corners.

Women's Pro 1/2/3 - Brittany Mcconnell rocked the course with a substantial lead over (Des Moines Cycle Club's) Linda Cooper and Alijah Beatty (Mercy/Specialized).

Pro 1/2/3 - Kevin McConnell (Mercy/Specialized) took home the prize money again on Sunday with a clean (long) lead over teammate Aaron Robnett (2nd) and  Nathan Kullbom (3rd).

All Racers and spectators alike looked to be having a great time!


PHOTOS Sat | Sun | Jeff Corcoran | Kevin Allen 
| Kirschen Seah - Sat Women's | Kirschen Seah - Sun

We will post more links as we they become available


To all our sponsors: Scheels, Miller Lite, Iowa Beverage, Oakley, Cumming Tap, and Tacopocolypse
To the BIKEIOWA Team for making such a FUN event
To the spectators for spectating!

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 2013 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 28th - Races start at 1:00 pm
Sunday, September 29th - 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 on Saturday we will be heading to el Bait Shop for food & drink to do what most cyclocross racers and fans do after a race - share 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!

Venue Directions
From I-235
  • Get off on 3rd Street.
  • Go south through downtown Des Moines.
  • 3rd turns into SW 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 for pre-riding by 12:00 pm on Saturday, and 11:00 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. And we've got Collegiate classes again this year.

See full race schedule here.


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

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 ( 2013-3250). 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 Aug 5, 2013 by BikeIowa
  • Modified Oct 14, 2013 by BikeIowa
  • Recap Posted Oct 14, 2013



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