The 7th edition of the Mt. Holly-Smithville Invitational Grand Prix is set to race through Burlington County, New Jersey on July 30. The 92 mile (148 km) circuit race consists of seven laps of a 12 mile circuit through Mt. Holly and the surrounding towns of Easthampton, Westhampton and Springfield - finishing with three 2.7 mile loops through Mt. Holly's residential and business district.
This year's event is open to UCI professional trade teams and a selection of elite amateur teams, who will compete for a $10,000 purse. Teams wishing to enter can submit an application via www.co.burlington.nj.us/bikerace. The team selection process will end on July 8 and selected teams will be announced on July 11. 28 teams with six riders per team, will be invited to compete in the 2005 edition of the race.
Proceeds of the race will go to the non-profit Smithville Village Conservancy to help in their restoration project of the Smithville mansion and Smithville Park in Burlington County, New Jersey.