The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) presents the 16th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic: Bikes and Brews Fri., July 20. The start/finish and festival grounds are moving to the St. Barnabas parish parking lot, 101st and Longwood Drive, and the new 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 six exciting pro/am races sure to provide plenty of action for spectators all around the race course.
The Bikes and Brews festival opens at 4 p.m. and features craft beers from Lagunitas and other favorite breweries including Open Outcry Brewing and Horse Thief Hollow. There will be plenty of 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 two juniors races, a Masters’ race, women’s race and two men’s races. Racing starts at 4:15 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 or visit bapa.org/support-bapa/volunteer/.
Beverly Bike Racing Team is the local presenting sponsor of the race. Also sponsoring the event are Mike Haggerty Buick – GMC – Volkswagen, Beverly Bank & Trust, the 19th Ward Youth Foundation, Smith Village, AT&T,
The Beverly Review, Lagunitas, Horse Thief Hollow, Open Outcry
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.