Thursday, September 23, 2010

First Financial Group To Sponsor Hyattsville CX Dash for Cash

When you come to Magruder Park October 10 for Hyattsville CX you better be ready to get your fast on. With five separate drag strips connected together with fun technical sectors, Hyattsville CX offers opportunities for the diesels to open up their motors, and the technical riders to take the time back in the turns.

To make sure that everyone is going full gas from the start, we are giving away $100 in cash money to the fastest starters in five fields. These first-lap premes are provided courtesy of Mark Lewandowski of First Financial Group, a financial services firm with offices in the Washington, DC area.

Along with the First Financial Group, Dash for Cash, Hyattsville CX has a trunk load of other great prizes up for grabs. Wheelsets and gift certificates from title sponsor, Arrow Bicycle; a weekend getaway at the Raw Talent Ranch in West Virginia; a Poste Roast feast from Penn Quarter hot spot Poste Moderne Brasserie; portable, collapsible cyclocross barriers from CrossPropz; refreshing beverages from locally owned Honest Tea and Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store; shirts and socks from In The Crosshairs,; assorted goods from Embrocation Cycling Journal and so much more.

For the kids, Hyattsville CX will feature a moonbounce and plenty of area to play. Food will be available throughout the day and beer proceeds will be donated to the Special Olympics.

Hyattsville CX is a great community event. Come out and support a race that has been embraced 100 percent by the local government, business community and citizens. Race your bike, win some swag, earn some MABRAcross series points, drink some beer, and have a great time at this year’s Hyattsville CX. We look forward to seeing you.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Registration Opens Tonight!

At 9:00 PM tonight, September 7, registration opens for the second annual Hyattsville CX. You can register by going to and searching for Hyattsville CX, or just follow this link. This year is going to be bigger and better than last year. We are now part of the MABRAcross series, which guarantees a whole lot more racers will attend our event. Sign up for a race or just bring out the family for a day of fun.

Magruder Park is a family-friendly venue with multiple playgrounds and indoor restrooms. The park is located only 6 miles from the U.S. Capitol, right on the Anacostia Tributary Trail system, a 20 minute bike ride from Capitol Hill.

As last year, proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Maryland, P.G. County-Purchase your Hyattsville CX pint glass to help out a good cause and/or make a donation to Special Olympics. Each pint glass purchase come with one free beer on race day. Last year's race raised nearly $3,000 for the Special Olympics program.

This year, the Hyattsville CX beer sponsor is Franklin's Restaurant and Brewery, a fantastic local Hyattsville business that brews some of the best beer around:

Hardy's Divine Chicken and Ribs will be back to provide grub on race day.

Prizes to include:
Restaurant gift certificates, including a Poste Roast from Poste Brasserie
Franklin's Beer—Fill your growler up on the way home
Cross Propz
Embrocation Magazine/Mad Alchemy Products
In The Crosshairs, swag

And, of course gift certificates and schwag from our favorite local bike shop and Title Sponsor, Arrow Bicycle

and much, much more.

Check back here for updates. And check out our sweet new poster designed by Colby Waller.