-you like our NIGHTCAP CHAMPIONS JERSEY? don't think you can win one? don't fear, you can come out and buy a NIGHTCAP CROSS CYCLING CAP, designed by PRIMAL, the night of the event. you CAN buy beauty! (see below for photos!)
- Oakley Night Cap 2013 was posted on BIKEIOWA.com
Why this race is super-cool!
- It is a Night Race
- We are Racin' on Saturday under the Des Moines skyline
- Urban racing - nothing like it!
- "Conveniently" held at a bar/restaurant
- Light Towers will light the Race Course
- LIVE MUSIC in the MIDDLE of the race course!
- CRAZY Spectators!
- Great Food and Beer specials
- Spectator friendly! at least 1,001 spots to watch the races
- You don't have to work on Sunday
Here is a great video by Tyler Crandell of the 2012 event.
SUPER SPECTATOR FRIENDLY!!
Watch the race inches from the course, or from one of Mullet's two patios, including an elevated deck that offers an amazing view of the Des Moines skyline and action-packed race course! There is also seating inside. The beer is cold and the food is Great! The bike trail goes right past Mullet's, so Ride your bike down and save the hassles of parking your automobile!
AWARDS & PRIZES
ALL Awards will be presented after each race as soon as the results are available. We'll have a podium and will be taking photos this year. If you must leave early, stop by the registration table and we'll do our best to accommodate.We have some SUPER KILLER Prizes this year!
If you place, you'll be walking off the podium with your hands full of prizes from Oakley, Scheels, Primal, Miller Lite, Mullets and BIKEIOWA. We GUARANTEE you won't get a better set of prizes from any other race in the Midwest!! Oh yeah... every participant (of age) will get a voucher for a free beer or pop courtesy of Mullets!
The Klunker Race is sponsored by Ichi Bike
and is ALL for FUN! - It costs $10 to enter and 100% of the proceeds goes back to a bicycle-friendly local non-profit. To participate, you must have entered at least one Night Cap race
that same day. So sign up, get your number plate and ride yer Klunker! We got some great photos
from last year! Don't disappoint us this year!
Separate registration opens at 7:15 and closed at 8:05. Look for the "Klunker Registration" signage.What can ya ride?
Fat Tire Cruisers, Baggers, choppers, Beach
bars, Ichi Bike
builds, Rat Bikes and other similar bikes allowed. Oh I guess, Fat Bikes are allowed again this year too. Heck ride anything on two wheels!
The race course will be a shortened version of the course for mini-laps up front by all the action.
Number of laps to be determined at race start. Please do not tear up the course as the next race starts at 8:45pm.
Race Results will be posted after each race near the Registration booth. Please be patient. All results will be posted to BIKEIOWA.com and USA Cycling by early the week afterwards.
- The Smoothsayers
- North of Grand
DJ Nice Kicks!
Remember RAD stands for R
ark! Yes, most of us will be racing in the DARK, and the course will be LIT UP with light towers. You've seen the photos and video. Now come race Night Cap Cross yourself!
MINI-EXPOOakley Night Cap Cross apparel
- t-shirts and custom caps by Primal (very limited supplies).Q7 Cycling
will be on hand with their "Quality Gear for the Sphere"
Tony from Bike Rags
will be onsite at the mini-expo with their latest reflective cycling apparel.BIKEIOWA.com
will have some t-shirts and coozies available as well.
We will have a corral for bicycle parking. It will be a fenced off area, but we will NOT be monitoring this area. We are offering it to alleviate congestion around the beer garden and patio areas. Please bring a LOCK and use this area if you ride your bike down.
Mullet's has been great to work with and is letting us use their grounds, as such we ask that everyone respects their alcohol policy and not bring their own alcohol to the race, however, anything purchased at Mullets may be brought with you anywhere on the grounds with exception of the bike and pedestrian trails which is city property. Please don't drive home if you have been drinking. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
After the races we won't be going anywhere... We're partying at Mullet's and ALL OF Y'ALL are invited! The food and drink specials will continue and so will the stories! DJ Nice Kicks will be firin' up immediately after the last race is over.
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
.Need a place to stay? Coming soon. We are working on lodging special rates.
The Des Moines Marathon is the next morning with 8000+ runners, so downtown lodging is scarce.
It's easiest to Google it!
1300 SE 1st Street
Des Moines, IA 50315
Parking will be tight. If you are from Des Moines, we'd be most appreciative if you'd ride your bike down, or park across the river at Principal Park and take the pedestrian bridge to Mullets. Please do not leave any belongings unattended. Some of the side streets are not lit very well. Get the drift?
Want to bone up on your skills before hopping off your bike in front of a crowd? You are in luck! There are Renegade Cyclocross practices every Tuesday at 5:30 pm through October. Keep an eye on BIKEIOWA.com/Cross
for all Iowa Cyclocross events.
2010 was the first year for Oakley Night Cap Cross. WOW - What a night
that was!! 160 Racers, 200+ spectators on a Friday with a band jamming
in the MIDDLE of the race course, and a great venue with sweet beer
specials and pizza by the slice all night long. It was certainly an
electrifying atmosphere! We knew we had something special... PHOTOS
2011 was even better! We switched the race date to a
Saturday, lengthened the course, added a new band 'The Sun Company',
provided a beer garden by the bands, made it easier to get beer and
food, we had a mini-expo with vendors and added some wicked fast
turns-n-twists in front of the spectators for the racers. PHOTOS
2012 grew by leaps and bounds! Dave Zollo and JB and the Smoothsayers
rocked the house as 180 racers put their pedals to the grass for some fast-paced super-spectator-friendly night-time action. Mullets served up cold beer and food all night as the course was lined with rowdy spectators (which is just how we like 'em!). We kept the mushroom-shaped beer garden that gave up-front access the band and almost 360 degree access to the races! RESULTS & PHOTOS
We thank the sponsors of Night Cap Cross!!!
This event would not be possible without them! Please support our sponsors!