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DCCX announces great Women's Sponsor!

dc.cyclocross2011-06-07 03:18:51 +0000 #1

registration goes live Sunday, 9/26/2010

Family Bikes DCCX

announces Dogfish Head Alehouse Sponsorship of the 1/2 women- $1500 total purse (with $350 to the winner!) and beer to console the others.

Some extra classes- Rookie Race, Singlespeeds, and Tandems at the end of the program! Stick around to race them or cheer them on over beer and frites (supplied by Dogfish Alehouse and DCMTB)

Dogfish Head Alehouse Uncorks Cash for DCCX Women

Dogfish Head Alehouse, the place to enjoy one of the best beers in America, will sponsor the DCCX women's race, offering a record $1,500 purse to be divided among the top 15 finishers. The Dogfish Head suds-idy makes the women's payout -- with a hopping $350 for the winner -- the largest in the Mabra series and bigger than the payout for the men's race.

It's the first time Dogfish Head is a title sponsor for DCCX, and the prize money will be a huge inducement for riders up and down the East Coast to make the pilgrimage to the Armed Forces Retirement Home -- Abraham Lincoln's former summer retreat -- in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 24.

Male riders don't need hop to any conclusions that they are being left out of the brew-haha. Family Bike Shop in Crofton, Maryland returns for a second year at the title sponsor for the men's elite race, with a $1,200 payout going 12 deep. Family Bikes is also donating prizes for classes that don’t pay cash.

For those not on the podium, Dogfish Head will also port some stout batches of liquid refreshment to the course to help entertain riders (after they race) and add to the festive atmosphere.

DCMTB, which organizes DCCX and a series of free CX clinics, is also encouraging novice women riders to come out for its unique late afternoon Rookie Race, which will be a low-key way to try cyclocross. Arley Kemmerer, who won the race last year, offered a clinic for women riders on Sept. 22, and may offer another one the weekend of DCCX.

- Registration for DCCX opens 9/26/2010 9:00PM, and some races will likely sell out quickly. Please see:

- For more information on DCCX:

- For photos by Joe Foley of the DC-ChiX cyclocross clinic:



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