Twenty20 Cycling supports Mid-Atlantic racing and hosts the Charm City Cross UCI race.
Charm City Cross UCI Race Weekend
*2 Days for 2011*
Saturday, September 17th AND Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, Maryland USA
Druid Hill Park is a beautiful, historic 745 acre urban park established in 1859.
Charm City Cross in 2011 will mark the 7th annual Charm City Cross and our third year as a UCI sanctioned race. This is a Category 2 UCI and USAC cyclo-cross event. The event will be held under UCI regulations and USAC Permit # (Permit Pending). UCI scale of penalties and USAC penalties will apply.
Reg. Fees: $35 for UCI Elite events, $10 for Amateur U19 events, $20 for Elite U19 Men, & $25 for all other events. Lil’ Belgians Free
Online registration closes on Thursday, September 15th at 7:00pm
There is a nominal additional fee for online registration with BikeReg.
No mail-in registration
On Site Late Registration is available for non-UCI classes, however we urge you to register online to avoid the additional $10 same day registration fee.
The registration pavilion will open by 8:00am
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 at the registration booth.
NOTE ON RACING AGE: Your racing age is your age as of December 31, 2012 (not 2011).
Note: There will be no separate payout for the U23 Men and U23 Women racing in the UCI categories.
Schedule for both Saturday and Sunday
9:00am 40 minutes Cat 4 Men (field limit 125)
10:00am 45 minutes Cat 1/2/3/4 Master Men 45+, Cat 1/2/3/4 Master Men 55+ & 60+ (field limit 125)
11:00am 40 minutes Cat 3/4 Women, Cat 1/2/3/4 Master Women 45+, U19 Amateur Men & Women (field limit 125)
12:00pm 45 minutes Cat 1/2/3/4 Master Men 35+, Elite U19 Men (field limit 125)
1:00pm Lil’ Belgians Kids Race
1:15pm 40 minutes UCI Elite Women/U23 Women/Masters Women 35+ (field limit 125)
2:30pm 60 minutes UCI Elite Men/U23 Men (field limit 125)
3:45pm 45 minutes Cat 2/3/4 Men (field limit 125)
Note: 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 course will be open for inspection and warm-up approximately 15 minutes prior to each event. The officials will make an announcement when the course has been opened for inspection. Warming up on the course during an event is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. We suggest you inspect the course at least two slots before your race as you will need to get to the starting grid 15 minutes before your start time for staging.
Prize Schedule for Elite Men and Elite Women
Prize Schedule for Men and Women. We reserve the right to increase the prize payouts.
Place Men $ Women $
1st 494 494
2nd 252 252
3rd 166 166
4th 133 115
5th 121 101
6th 116 86
7th 107 86
8th 99 86
9th 94 86
10th 90 86
11th 85 43
12th 68 43
13th 63 43
14th 54 43
15th 37 43
Total $2234 ** $1773
** The Elite Men’s payout amounts are net and reflect the 2% that the organizers are required to deduct for the Council for the Fight Against Doping (CFAD).
UCI Points Schedule – Class 2
Place Elite Men Elite Women
1 40 40
2 30 30
3 20 20
4 15 15
5 10 10
6 8 8
7 6 6
8 4 4
9 2 2
10 1 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A registered EMT will be on site, set up near the registration pavilion.
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.
Directions to Druid Hill Park
You can plug Hanlon Dr. Baltimore, MD 21211 into Google Maps
Directions from points North and West of Baltimore
The directions below are from I-83. You can get to I-83 in the following ways:
From Philly: I-95 to I-695 to I-83 South
From Central PA: I-83 South
From WV: I-70E to I-695N to I-83 South
From I-83 Take exit 7 (west) to Druid Park Lake Drive.
Make a right at the light onto Swann Drive to enter the park, continue on Hanlon Dr.
At the second stop sign, make a left onto Mansion House Drive.
Park on closed road or in designated areas. Do not park on the grass!
Directions from points South of Baltimore
I-95N to Exit 53 I-395N toward ML King Blvd
Continue on ML King Blvd
Turn LEFT on McCulloh St/MD-129
Turn RIGHT at Druid Park Lake Dr.
Turn LEFT at Madison Ave
Continue on Swann Dr
Continue on Hanlon Dr
At the second stop sign, make a left onto Mansion House Drive.
Park on closed roads or in designated areas. Do not park on the grass!
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.
Event Organizer: Kristopher Auer
Organizer Address: 2707 Hampden Ave., Baltimore, MD 21211 USA
Technical Director: Chris Nystrom
Media Director: Marc Vettori
Registration Director: Suzy Gerlak
Results Director: Norman Brach
Sponsoring Clubs: Charm City Cycling (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes)
With assistance from: Adventures For The Cure, DCCofD
Announcer: Shawn Downing
UCI Chief Commissaire & Chief Referee: Phil Miller
Chief Judge: Judy Miller
Judge: Ellen Dorsey
Judge: Jim Patton
Secretary: Lew Strader
Referee: Mimi Newcastle
Referee: Robin Meidhof
Referee: Lisa Salerno
2005: Ryan Leech & Sami Fournier
2006: Ryan Leech & Deidre Winfield
2007: Davide Frattini & Carolyn Popovic
2008: Michael Gallagher & Laura Van Gilder
2009: Davide Frattini & Laura Van Gilder
2010: Day 1: Davide Frattini & Laura Van Gilder
2010: Day 2: Davide Frattini & Laura Van Gilder