The inaugural Capitol Classic: A Bicycle Ride & Race for Autism Awareness (www.bikeforautism.org ), takes place on Sunday, June 4 in Saint Paul, on the streets surrounding the Minnesota State Capitol. Besides cycling, there will also be live music, healthy food and a wellness expo. All proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of Minnesota.
The 2006 Capitol Classic will include criterium racing, but will feature several other cycling events for riders of all abilities. For those who want to spectate only, all the cycling action will be visible from the start/finish line, located just off the south steps of the Capitol.
Capitol Classic event manager Jay Dworsky, of Minneapolis-based Circuit Global Sports Management, is the father of two-year-old Leo, who is autistic. "We are looking forward to a great turnout and an energetic event on June 4," Dworsky said. "Community response and support has been outstanding to this point, and everyone's looking forward to a fun day of cycling. The Capitol Classic is about enhancing autism awareness; supporting the children, adults, and families who live everyday with autism; and putting health and wellness on an up-close and personal stage for everyone. It will be a great event and day in Saint Paul."