If you’re planning on spending time in the Inner Harbor this Labor Day weekend, you could find yourself sitting in traffic.

Hundreds of the best professional cyclists are expected to ride through Baltimore this weekend for the second annual Maryland Cycling Classic. The race happens Sunday, beginning in Sparks, Baltimore County, and ending in the Inner Harbor. The event is expected to draw thousands of spectators.

According to the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the following road and lane closures will be implemented:

Lane closure on Friday, from approximately 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.:

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Road closures from 5 a.m. on Saturday to 11 p.m. on Sunday:

Road closures on Saturday, Sept. 2, from approximately 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.:

Road closures on Sunday, Sept. 3, from approximately 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.:

In addition to the road closures, the following parking restrictions will be implemented:

Parking restrictions from 5 a.m. on Saturday to 11 p.m. on Sunday:

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Parking restrictions on Sunday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

City DOT advises residents that road closure and race impact times are approximate and may change on race day.

Officials said motorists should use caution and reduce speeds if traveling through and around the race circuit due to the increase in pedestrian, bicycle and event traffic. Any emergency road closures or modifications along the city circuit race route will be updated on the department’s social media sites.

Charm City Circulator operations

On Sunday, the following route modifications will be implemented from 1 p.m. to 6: p.m.:

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The route will begin at the B&O Museum and will turn left on Poppleton Street, right on West Baltimore Street, right on Greene Street, right on West Lombard Street, right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, left on West Baltimore Street, left on Arlington Avenue, and left on West Pratt Street back to the B&O Museum.

Patrons riding the CCC on race day may experience delays and longer than normal wait times. Additional information can be found on the CCC website.


Tramon Lucas is the Digital Editor at The Baltimore Banner. Tramon has worked in the digital news space for several years, with experiences in creating content and developing strategies for multiple platforms and audiences. He's a proud Baltimoreans and proud alumnus of Morgan State University. 

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