The Empire Cyclocross UCI race scheduled for Wednesday evening, November 18 has been cancelled. The race had been planned as a link during the week between the USGP in Trenton New Jersey and the NACT Finals and MAC Races on Long Island the following weekend. The cancellation does not affect either the USGP, nor the NACT/MAC weekends.
Surprisingly, the cause of the cancellation was not financial. Rather, it was an underestimation of New York City’s multi-layered bureaucracy. “The negotiations with city departments have been ongoing for months and months,” said Myles Romanow, the event’s promoter. “The negotiations are still continuing, with an eye toward 2010. But at this point there was no way to pull together the necessary city permits and approvals in time for this year’s race.”
Romanow now turns his full attention to the Whitmore’s Landscaping Super Cross Cup on Long Island on November 22-22. The two-day UCI event is part of the MAC Series and also serves as the NACT Finals. Information on the Super Cross Cup can be found on BikeReg.com.