United States of America cyclo-cross series, the MAC Series, has expanded its calendar for this year. Several new events will join MAC's core group of legacy races this year, led by the two-day, double UCI C1 Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup in 'the Hamptons'.
The event, promoted by Myles Romanow, featured World Champion Erwin Vervecken and the world's largest purse for a woman's cyclo-cross race last year. Romanow spoke to many top racers at January's World Championships in Treviso, Italy about contesting this year's event.
The new-look MAC schedule starts with an entirely new opening weekend in September. Baltimore's early-season Charm City Cyclocross, which traditionally boasts one of the largest entries in the Mid-Atlantic region, switches series to join MAC this year as part of an opening weekend pairing with a new UCI race, the Nittany Lion Cyclocross, in the bike racing Mecca of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.
This year will see the return of MAC cyclo-cross racing to Maryland's legendary Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area near Newark Delaware. Fair Hill was a staple on the MAC calendar during the series formation years and after a successful test event last year, the series will make its long-awaited return to Fair Hill's well-appointed Equestrian Center on the first of November.