Registration to open Monday Aug. 7
THOMPSON, Conn. (August 7, 2017) – The 2017 KMC Cross Fest schedule for Friday Sept. 29 and Sunday Oct. 1 has been adjusted based upon UCI regulations and customer feedback. The lead-off race weekend of the new USA Cycling US Cup-CX series, KMC Cross Fest has revised its UCI Category 1 and Category 2 racing schedules to accommodate UCI regulations for order of races and also adjusted all Friday start times. Registration will open Monday August 7 at noon ET. See below for the updated race flyer.
“Having UCI racing on Friday opened up possibilities for a bigger, festival-like atmosphere across the entire weekend,” said KMC Cross Fest Co-Founder Richard Fries. “We wanted to take it one step further and do our best to ensure that both our media team and the members of the cycling news media are able to dedicate equal media time and coverage for both the professional women and men by adding another start in between. However we are obliged to conform to the letter of the law.”
In addition to the changes to the UCI categories, the schedule also pushes back all categories on Friday to later start times. Based upon feedback from the cyclocross community, race organizers shifted the Friday schedule as late as could be accommodated.
“As the premier cyclocross event in New England we focus our passion for the sport on providing the community the best possible experience,” said KMC Cross Fest Marketing/Communications Director Glenn Stilwell. “We want to show the best possible images and tell the outstanding stories that this diverse group has to offer. We will continue to innovate and at the same time listen to the needs of the community, the teams, and the athletes.”
KMC Cross Fest staff offer a letter to the cyclocross community with further explanation available here.