**For Immediate Release**
Baltimore, MD – After a decade of hosting one of the East Coast’s largest cyclocross race weekends every September, Charm City Cross will move its dates to October 10th and 11th in 2015. This move is being done, in-part, to better align the East Coast UCI race calendar, strengthening a proven hotbed of US cyclocross and providing better logistical access for the traveling US Pro Men and Women.
With a move to mid-October, Charm City Cross strategically positions itself amongst a month-long string of top-tier UCI races held on the East Coast, to the likes of which, many are beginning to refer to as #cxtober (read: “Crosstober”).
After coordinating with regional promoters and initially registering for a Category 1 event on the Oct. 10-11, 2015 weekend, USA Cycling chose to offer Charm City a date later in the season. The Charm City Cross promoters instead elected to pursue their original dates as a Category 2 race rather than settling for the consolation dates offered by USA Cycling in mid-November as a C1 event. Such dates would have prohibited Charm City Cross, and the rest of the East Coast promoters, from achieving the original goal.
Starting in the last weekend of September with the Grand Prix of Gloucester (Sept. 26-27 – Gloucester, MA), followed by the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival (Oct. 3-4 – Providence, RI), Charm City Cross (Oct. 10-11 – Baltimore, MD), HPCX (Oct. 17-18 – Jamesburg, NJ), and wrapping up with DCCX (Oct. 24-25 – Washington, DC) the grouping will achieve what many promoters in the Mid Atlantic have been working towards for several years.
Registration for Charm City Cross is scheduled to open on August 1, 2015. Cyclists interested in racing can register at www.bikereg.com. Spots are limited, so riders are encouraged to register early.