The Gwinnett Sports Commission (GSC) and Top View Sports will bring you the 3rd Annual Gwinnett Bike Fest, July 22-26. This year’s event has been expanded to 6 races over 5 days, building off the success of last year’s event that drew over 500 participants from 11 states. With a prize purse of over $11,000 distributed daily and overall the Gwinnett Bike Fest will attract both amateur and professional cyclists of all ages from around the Southeast and will benefit the American Cancer Society and Foster Children’s Foundation. In its 3rd year of existence, the Gwinnett Bike Fest has turned out to be one of the biggest bike races in the Southeast, and a race that cyclists everywhere circle on the calendars as a must to attend. Daily and overall prizes will be presented in an effort to promote riders to participate in all events. This year’s schedule of events has a little bit of everything.
• Wednesday, July 22 – Road Atlanta Circuit Race (Braselton, GA)
• Thursday, July 23 – Gwinnett Center Criterium (Duluth, GA)
• Friday, July 24 – Subaru of Gwinnett Road Race (Dacula, GA)
• Saturday, July 25 – Addictive Cycles Time Trial (Buford, GA)
• Saturday, July 25 – Downtown Norcross Criterium (Norcross, GA)
• Sunday, July 26 – Events Response Circuit Race (Lawrenceville, GA) I
n addition, the July 25th, Downtown Norcross Criterium will be a huge festival, with Radio Disney on site, a bike stunt team, music, and lots of great historic downtown bars, restaurants and shops to enjoy. The Gwinnett Bike Fest is also the tenth stop on the newly formed Georgia points series, the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix, a 12 event race series that includes well known, established races throughout Georgia. Find out more about the Gwinnett Bike Fest by visiting www.gcvb.org/bikefest. For more information on races, scheduling, and registration, visit www.GeorgiaCycling.net .
2009 Georgia Cycling Gran Prix Race Schedule: Race Schedule
2/28-3/1 TopView Cycling Classic – Winder, GA
3/7-8 Regions Bank Race Weekend – Albany, GA
4/25 Athens Twilight Criterium – Athens, GA
4/26 Historic Roswell Criterium – Roswell, GA
5/3 Global BMW Sandy Springs Cycling Classic – Sandy Springs, GA
5/16-17 Team Cycleworks p/b HDR State Road Race – Cherokee County, GA
5/30-31 Tour Dahlonega – Dahlonega, GA
6/6-7 Low Country Classic – Beaufort, SC**
6/27-28 Cycle for Parkinsons – Dacula and Lawrenceville, GA
7/21-26 Gwinnett Bike Fest – Various Locations, GA
8/1-2 Cumming Classic p/b Reality Bikes – Cumming, GA
8/29-30 Summer Finale Weekend – Lawrenceville and Loganville, GA
8/29 Georgia Cycling Gran Prix Awards Banquet
For more information regarding race details, please visit www.GeorgiaCycling.net, the new home for the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix. **This will be the state time trial championships for Georgia and South Carolina.
About the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix The Georgia Cycling Gran Prix is a series of first-class bicycle races produced primarily in the state of Georgia. These races bring provide great venues, fast results reporting, friendly registration staff, and most importantly, fun and safe racing. Anchored by the 30th Annual Athens Twilight Criterium and the third annual Gwinnett Bike fest, the GCGP is excited to combine these great events into a solid racing series boasting twelve events that include 25 total days of racing. There will be an overall points competition and prize money, with an awards reception at the conclusion of the series to recognize the winners of each category.
About Gwinnett Sports Commission The Gwinnett Sports Commission’s mission is to foster economic development through coordinating and developing Gwinnett’s role as a leading site for sports events involving youth, collegiate, amateur, and professional organizations. About Swagger.us Swagger has more than 60 years of combined experience as a sports-marketing and event-management organization. The nation’s leading producer in criterium racing, Swagger currently produces 40 criterium events, including America’s premier criterium, the Athens Twilight Criterium. Swagger also provides a wide range of services and equipment that allows race promoters, race directors, and sponsors to pick and choose which services and what equipment they need in order to best suit the specific needs of their event.
About TopView Sports TopView Sports is a Sports Management Company, specializing in the planning, marketing, and operations of cycling related products and services. Our professional team has the capacity, experience, and resources to manage best-in-class cycling assets and resources. Our vision is to bring communities, families, and participants together by promoting cycling with passion as a lifestyle. Our mission is to create best-in-class competitive and recreational cycling products and services for professional, amateur, and family participants. Our values are faith, family, community and excellence.