Beverly Hills Cycling Classic Bikes and Brews: Friday, July 19
BAPA presents the 17th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic: Bikes and Brews Fri., July 19. The start/finish and festival grounds return to the St. Barnabas parish parking lot, 101st and Longwood Drive, and the 1.54KM criterium course takes riders down Longwood Drive to 100th Street to Winchester to 101st Street to Seeley to 102nd Street and back to Longwood Drive.
The first day of racing in the Prairie States Cycling Series Intelligentsia Cup, the local event features several action-packed pro/am races sure to provide plenty of excitement for spectators all around the race course.
The Bikes and Brews festival opens at 4 p.m. and features craft beers, food, a kids’ zone, live music following the races, and lots more.
Founded in 2012 as the Prairie State Cycling Series, the Intelligentsia Cup features top-level professional and elite amateur athletes. The Beverly Hills Cycling Classic will host juniors races, a Masters’ race, women’s race and men’s races starting about 4 p.m.
Be a Volunteer
Many volunteer opportunities are open for the Beverly Hills Cycling Classic, including assistance at the festival site and course marshals around the race course. For information on volunteering, call 773-233-3100.
Already signed on to sponsor the event are Beverly Bank & Trust, 19th Ward Youth Foundation, Smith Village, CIBC and Beverly Hills Animal Hospital. For information on becoming a Bikes and Brews sponsor or donating primes for rider prizes, call 773-233-3100.
BAPA hosts the Beverly Hills Cycling Classic as a community-building summer event. The suggested donation for admission to the Bikes & Brews festival area is $5 and supports BAPA’s community-based programs.