Charm City CX report from Cyclocross Magazine: Last year, Charm City’s signature feature was a unique set of barriers: a large frame that surrounded a tree, forcing riders to dismount and run a 180 before leaping over the second plank. Baltimore’s Druid Park requested that this feature, along with many other areas in the heavy growth part of the park, be taken out for this year. The goal was to protect some of Baltimore’s oldest trees.
The result was a venue that was easier to spectate and a course that was a better all-around course. Many of the long stretches were removed for tight turns, off-cambers and well-crafted chicanes.
Best of all, four separate sections of sand were used for all the races. Read more about Day 1 race
Read the day two race report HERE