Georgia Cycling Gran Prix, in less than 30 days, will make its racing debut in Gwinnett County, Georgia at the TopView Cycling Classic, and a week later, in Albany, Georgia and the Regions Bank Race Weekend.
The TopView Cycling classic will feature two challenging road courses on February 28 – March 1, 2009. Day one takes place in Barrow County, featuring a rolling 7.1 mile loop in Winder, Georgia. This course will be a great start to the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix and your 2009 season.
Day two is a familiar course to those who participated in the 2008 Cycling for Parkinsons Weekend. This seven-mile loops course will make for a spectacular race as part of the first Georgia Cycling Gran Prix Event. Winding through the back roads of Dacula, Georgia, this course features challenging, hilly terrain.
The Regions Bank Weekend is a two-day, three-stage race, beginning with a time trial and criterium in downtown Albany on Saturday, March 7, and a road race on March 8. The time trial begins on the riverside street of downtown Albany. With over ten turns in 3.1 K, the time trial will have riders ducking and diving and stomping on their pedals as they weave through the streets of downtown.
Competitors will revisit the TT course for the criterium – a figure-eight, 2 K course through Albany is an ideal course to test legs in the season’s first criterium. Get your legs ready for the road race, as the 54.5 K loop will take racers through the Albany country.
This year’s Region’s Bank Race Weekend features an increased prize purse of $7500 and decreased entry fees from 2008, so go online and register at TrueSport.com!
For more information on races, scheduling, and registration, visit GeorgiaCycling.net.
YouTube Video from the 2008 Gwinnett Bike Fest