As part of National Bike Month, Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Lateral Stress Velo are putting on BikeJam 2005 on Saturday, May 28 in Patterson Park in Baltimore, Md, beginning at 8 a.m.
The main event of the day is the 40-lap Kelly Cup Men's Pro Race, which begins at 2 p.m. Among the professional teams scheduled to appear are returning champion Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home, LSV/Kelly, Jelly Belly - Pool Gel, Team TIAA-CREF, Jittery Joe's-Kalahari and NCVC/Edge Technologies.
Last year's individual champion Stephen Alexander will look to defend his title, while the 1999 winner Joshua Frick looks to be the first two-time winner of the event. Juan Jose Haedo, Ben Brooks, Daniel Pate and Alex Candelario are all scheduled to appear and currently rank in top 20 in the NRC Standings.
Prior to the men's race is the women's pro race sponsored by Kelly and Associates Insurance Group. Both the Quark Cycling Team and T-Mobile Professional Cycling Team, currently the top two teams in the NRC standings, as well as the BMW squad, will vie for the race's top prize.
Aside from the two professional races there will be recreational rides around Baltimore, the new Bike Messenger Race and numerous other races.
For more information see www.bikejam.org