Another Hyattsville CX is in the books and we had an amazing day. The morning hornet attack put a damper on the early races (so so sorry to all who were stung) but I think we recovered nicely. And by the end of the day, I received a huge reminder of why we continue to do this.
Over the past four years, not including this year’s race, Hyattsville CX has raised over $15,000 for Special Olympics Prince George’s County, Maryland. Chris Militello and Chris Davidson, who own and operate Arrow Bicycle, are heavily involved with the PG County Special Olympics. Without Arrow’s support, there would not be a cycling team in the county for Special Olympics athletes. Our race is the largest donor to the PG chapter and this is something I don’t mind bragging about one bit. It should make anybody who contributed to this race, from volunteers to patrons of the beer garden, proud.
So thanks to everyone who raced, we hope you had a great day. Know that your continued support is going to a wonderful cause. Thank you to the City of Hyattsville, who has embraced the sport of cyclocross and has made this event one of their priorities year after year. Thank you to the men and women of Route1Velo and Crosshairs Cycling for the countless hours of volunteer time. Without your help, this race doesn’t happen. Thank you to Jeff Travis and his registration cadre for making the administration of the race run smoothly. And last but not least, an enormous thank you to my co-director Eric Griffin. The behind-the-scenes workload for pulling off a race for over 500 participants is huge and Eric takes on the lion’s share of that effort. Thank you thank you thank you.
And what makes it all worth it?