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


Sat Oct 18 2014 12:05 PM - 6:00 PM


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

WHO Cycling Team


Stone Park is super-spectator friendly neighborhood park a few minutes South of downtown Des Moines. You can see 95% of the course from any location. 

The weather was perfect and the race course did not disappoint!  In the past the race course was known to be dusty and super-bumpy.  Kudos to the Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department for maintaining the park more often and allowing us to use all parts of the park.  This year the late Fall rains smoothed out the majority of the bumps but the course that was set up was still super-challenging for most. 

The Fall foliage was in full effect and you can still see some of the Des Moines skyline over the tree-tops. The hill run-up ripe with hecklers and the prime location to watch the run-up, barriers, two mud runs and a down hill into the "Benson" pinwheel. The hill was wetter and slicker than expected which made for a spectator-friendly mud run at the top of the hill after racers had to choose to run the hill or ride over 2 short barriers to obtain enough momentum to find the right lines through the mud lanes. No one was riding the far East corner.

We overheard this more than once "The course was a lot tougher than it looks"... And we agree! The damp ground had that "riding through sand" feeling that take a lot more energy to turn those pedals!


Full results via USA Cycling


160 racers (144 unique), 100+ spectators, 6 races and 12 categories. 

Total payouts: $450

 mostly cloudy int the mid 60s. A breeze in the early afternoon made it fee a little colder. 

 The largest field was the Men's Category 4 with 28 racers followed by the Men's Category 3 with 25. The biggest race was the Cat 4/5 with 51.

Pro/Cat 1/2/3 Champions
#1 - Brian West 
#2 - James Cochran 
#3 - Nathan Kullbom 

#1 - Brittany McConnel
#2 - Emily Robnett
#3 - Lisa DeSharo


We'll post more photo links here as they become available. Email if you have a gallery of photos posted. Note: facebook galleries must be flagged as public for all to see.


ALL who raced and spectated, the Cycling Team - This is the 4th event they've promoted in the last 30 days, Everyone who helped set up and tear down the course, Those at the registration table, The promo photos from Felt-Up Art Workx got lots of chatter goin'!, the event sponsors - Without Oakley, Beaverdale BIkesMiller Lite, and el Bait Shop this event would not happen. Please support these sponsors. We do!


Let us know if you write a review. We'll post the link here.



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 2014 season!

Saturday, October 18th - Races start at 12:05 pm with the last race ending at 6:00 pm.

Come out and enjoy a spectator-friendly venue only a few minutes South of downtown Des Moines. 

The Cycling Team knows how to put on fun and exciting events and this one will be no different. Look for tons of spectators, some sore of "Death Spiral" and some great vantage points to cheer on your favorite racers or just chill and watch the action. Last year was a BLAST!

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.

Facilities are limited. Bring you own water. There will be two Kybos onsite. There are convenience stores and restaurants 3-5 minutes away if you need last minute supplies.

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.

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 5:30 pm from Sept 2nd through October 28th in the Des Moines area. Keep an 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

Thanks to Beaverdale Bicycles for some prizes!


The course will be marked and open for pre-riding by 11:00 am.

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
Racing begins at 12:05 pm.


$25 if you register online or $35 day of race (Juniors $10/15). Save Your Cash and Register Online!

Or Register at the Race!
Registration will open up at 10:30 am 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 tent!

The Fine Print About The Races

USA Cycling race permit (2014-2677)
Race Venue:  Stone Park - E. Fulton Dr & SE 3th Street Des Moines, IA 50320
On-line registration available through 11:59 pm on Friday Oct 17th 
Onsite registration available on Saturday ($10 additional charge for on-site registration.)
Helmets must be worn at all times when on a bicycle. 
Each Race is capped at 100 participants.
Criterium finish rule applies: lapped riders do not have to make up the extra laps. 
Mountain bikes are legal, no bar ends. 
All women's Cat 4 and Cat 5 events open to un-licensed riders.
1-day USCF racing licenses will be available at the race for $15.00. 
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. 
Must register 30 minutes before race start time.
Entry fees include $3 USCF insurance and $1 IBRA fee
$10 discount on second race entered by the same rider/same day 
No Refunds/ No free lap

Promoter reserves rights including revising the flier if needed.


Who Posted

  • Posted Aug 15, 2014 by bikeiowa
  • Modified Nov 4, 2014 by bikeiowa
  • Recap Posted Oct 22, 2014



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