Friday, June 27, 2008

Cox Charities Cycle Classic Bicycle race

It looks like we will be all going to this big great advent. See you there!

Cox Charities Cycling Classic Providence, RISaturday, June 28, 2008
A National Racing Calendar (NRC) Event!
The first event in New England Race Week
Part of the 2008 New England Bicycle Racing Association Ranking System
The Category 2 / 3 & Men Pro/Cat 1 events are LAJORS events for juniors & espoirs, respectively
Produced by Pavé Productions and hosted by the Cox Communications Cycling Team and the NBX Cycling Team. Televised by Cox Sports TV. USA Cycling Event Permit Pending
Press Releases Race Route Map (PDF) Past Events
Start Times
Prize List
Entry Fee
2:00 pm
* Masters 35+/45+
23 Miles
10 / 3
3:15 pm
Category 2/3
28 Miles
5:00 pm
NRCMen Pro/Cat1
50 Miles
Registration: Registration opens at 12:30 p.m. and closes ½ hour before each race.
Registration Location: Gardner Jackson Park (next to Hemenway’s Restaurant), adjacent to Start line.
Entry Fee includes $2 USA Cycling insurance surcharge. Add $5 to entry fee for race day registration. Unattached USA Cycling riders will be charged a $5 surcharge.
Register On-line at On-line registration closes Wednesday, June 25 at 9:00 p.m. Pre-registration highly recommended for all categories as fields will fill prior to race day.
Mail entries: Complete 2008 standard entry form, make check payable to: Cox Charities c/o The United Way, and mail to: Gary Dalton, 238 Windmill Drive, Wakefield, RI 02879.
* Masters 35+ and 45+ will race together for 1 prize list. Top 3 Masters 45+ will be recognized with podium ceremony and trophies.
Field Limits: 125 rider limit for all events except Men Pro/Category 1, which is 150. The Masters 35+/45+ event is open to Category 1-3 only.
ALL USA Cycling RULES APPLY: Approved helmets are mandatory. No mountain bikes, straight bars or aero bars. No tank tops. Jerseys must have sleeves.
Race Route: 1 Mile, 8 Corner criterium course adjacent to the Providence River and the East Side of Providence with a short, steep climb and decent. Race Route Map (PDF)
Neutral Support provided by SRAM and Butch Balzano
Contact Info: Visit for more information. Email Race Director at:
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Brewer Rowe at Eident Sports Marketing,, 401 437-8881
Bring the family and stay for the evening! Our Race Expo area will include music, food, and refreshments. In addition, join us for WaterFire Providence following the awards ceremony.
Directions: From the North or South, take Route 95 to the Memorial Boulevard Exit in Providence and follow Memorial Boulevard to the riverfront, to Dyer Street. Parking is located in lots adjacent to Capricio’s Restaurant.
HOTEL RESERVATIONSThe Westin ProvidenceOne West Exchange StreetProvidence, Rhode Island 02903Group Rate: $159 plus tax. This special rate is available until June 13 - but don't delay! This room block will sell out quickly!To make reservations:Call 1-800-Westin-1 (1-800-937-8461) and ask for the Cox Charities Cycling Classic room block - OR -Visit our hotel web page and make your reservations online

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