Race Weekend

September 20-21, 2014 will mark the 10th anniversary of Charm City Cross and our 6th year as a UCI sanctioned race. This is a Category 2 UCI and USAC cyclocross event. The event will be held under UCI regulations and USAC Permit # (Permit Pending). UCI scale of penalties and USAC penalties will apply.

REGISTRATION

Registration will be accessible on www.bikereg.com.

BikeReg.com

Note: Once open, sign up early, as fields tend to sell out quickly. Also, for the races with combined fields the 125 field limit is for the COMBINED field, not for each individual field. BikeReg has been set up so that once the limit has been reached for the combined field registration will close for each of the individual fields within the combined field.

THE VENUE

Druid Hill Park is a beautiful historic 745 acre urban park established in 1859, located in the center of Baltimore City . The park is also the home to the Maryland Zoo and countless other community and recreation-related venues.

SPECTATING

Druid Hill Park is a very spectator friendly venue with good sight lines of the entire track from a central location. Most spectators congregate in the area adjacent to the pit, natural barrier (tree planter), and sand. The Lil’ Belgians course, kid’s playground, food vendor area, and beer garden are also right there. Bring the family and enjoy the day. We will have clean port-o-john’s and hand sanitizer adjacent to the Registration/Finish Line area. These will be delivered the morning of the race. There are other port-o-john’s scattered around the Park but those will not be clean and we do not recommend using them.

LICENSING

The UCI Elite Men/U23 Men, UCI Elite Women/Master Women 35+/U23 Women must have a current International License. A domestic USAC license is acceptable for all other categories.

Annual and One Day USAC licenses will be available for sale on-site at the registration booth.

RACING AGE

Your racing age is your age as of December 31, 2015 (not 2014).

Note: There will be no separate payout for the U23 Men and U23 Women racing in the UCI categories.

START LINE PROTOCOL

Racers must report to the holding pen adjacent to the starting grid for staging 15 minutes before the start of their race.

CALL-UP PROTOCOL

All racers will be staged sequentially by race number.

Race numbers will be assigned based on the following: UCI points (most recently published), MAC Series points (most recently published), order of registration, late registrants, and promoter’s discretion.

The Cat 4 Men’s race will be staged by order of registration.

Lapped Riders in UCI Events (UCI Rule 5.1.051): All riders lapped before the final lap must leave the race the next time they cross the finish line. The rider will be given a placing if he or she was lapped more than half way through the race. A rider who is lapped on the final lap shall be stopped at the beginning of the finishing straight line and shall be given a placing on the basis of his or her position. Additionally, Commissaires may pull riders who are behind by more than 80% of the leaders lap time.

Lapped Riders in Non-UCI Events: Lapped riders will finish on the same lap as the leaders. Riders in danger of being lapped must yield to oncoming racers and are not to interfere with their progress or trail behind them.

FEEDING

Note that feeding during competition is generally prohibited. However, if the temperature is above 20 degrees C (68 degrees F), the Chief Commissaire may authorize feeding during a race. If feeding is permitted it must be done in the Pit lane, but is not allowed during the first two and final two laps of the race.

PIT

There will be one double-sided pit on the course. Only authorized personnel are allowed access to the pit. Pit passes will be distributed at registration to each competitor (one per entrant) in UCI events (Elite Men, Elite Women).

In non-UCI events only those working the pit will be allowed. The pit official will have the authority to remove anyone that is interfering with the proper functioning of the pit.

We will have bike racks in the Pit. These are for racers that are currently racing, not for storing your equipment all day. Please remove your equipment immediately following your race to make room for others.

EQUIPMENT

No flat bars or tires wider than 33mm will be allowed in UCI events (Elite Men, Elite Women). Officials will check tires in the holding pen prior to the start of the UCI races.

ANTI-DOPING

Anti-doping is under the control of USADA in accordance with UCI regulations. The location of the anti-doping area will be noted on site. Dopers suck.

MEDICAL/FIRST AID

A registered EMT will be on site, set up near the registration pavilion.
Closest hospital:
Sinai Hospital
410-601-9000
2401 W Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD

DIRECTIONS TO SINAI HOSPITAL

From downtown Baltimore, take I-83 North (Jones Falls Expressway) to Exit 10, Northern Parkway West. At third traffic signal, take a left onto W. Belvedere Avenue, Sinai Hospital will be on your left.

Countdown to Charm City Cross
2013 Race Weekend Starts in...September 20th, 2014
3 days to go.

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