BEVERLY – After a two-year hiatus, the bikes are returning to Beverly.
This fall, get ready for the Goldberg Properties GP Beverly Cyclocross, presented by Old Planters Brewing Co.
Organizer Paul Boudreau said the race route will encompass areas along the coast, including Lothrop Street and the beach at Dane Street / Lyon’s Park.
“Cyclocross is the most spectator-friendly cycling sport,” he said. “The courses are tight and technical and spectators can get closer to the action. “
It had been a long time since a bike race had taken place in Beverly. Due to the construction of roads downtown in 2019, the race organizers have decided to take a one-year hiatus. And then the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out any chance that a race would take place in 2020.
Boudreau said the event is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, from 2 p.m. until sunset.
The races will include amateur men and women, masters men and women and elite men and women categories, with equal prizes for elite men and elite women.
There will also be an event for the kids, but details are still being worked out.
While planning is still underway, Boudreau said he looks forward to bringing this run to Beverly.
“This event is a marriage of everything that made the Gloucester Grand Prix, a 20-year-old national event, and the Beverly Grand Prix, a downtown regional event, great,” he said. . “In 20 years of event production, I have never been so excited about the potential of an event.