This year's eighth annual edition of the Univest Grand prix takes place over the weekend of September 17 and 18 and will once again aim to showcase America's next generation of cycling champions, organisers say.
The race will begin in Souderton, Pennsylvania with a 100-mile road race on Saturday, followed by Sunday's 50-mile circuit event in Doylestown's town center. The race will host teams from Italy, Holland, France, the U.S., Canada, Central and South America and the Caribbean, with over 150 riders from 30 teams scheduled to line up.
In addition to elite men's and women's races, Saturday's International Cycling Festival hosts events for cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A children's race will be held on Main Street at 12:30 in partnership with the Indian Valley Family YMCA and the Indian Valley Boy's and Girl's Club. Adults can participate by riding in the Cyclosportif 100K, a recreational 40 or 62 mile ride covering the same course raced by the Elite Men. The Cyclosportif starts at 8 a.m. at the Start/Finish line and will be led by 2001 Tour de France stage winner Jonathan Vaughters. All proceeds from the recreational ride benefit Indian Creek Foundation.
For more information or to register for the Cyclosportif, see www.univestgrandprix.com.