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Evanston Bike Race

The Evanston Bike Race
Returns: Sunday, July 15

Thanks, Evanston!

Many thanks to the City of Evanston for their support in presenting this amazing cycling event. The event simply would not have been possible without the efforts of the city workers and volunteers who kept things running smoothly throughout the downtown area. Of course, much gratitude as well to all of our fine sponsors.

About the Evanston Grand Prix

Sunday • July 15, 2012 • Evanston, Illinois
Downtown Evanston will be bustling all day for the annual Evanston Grand Prix. Get up close and personal with Olympics-level cyclists as they careen around the city streets clocking in at more than 30 mph.

Come early and visit the local shops on the course which starts at Fountain Square. Choose from 70+ restaurants — many featuring outdoor dining — or relax in the 312 Urban Wheat Ale Beer Garden, ALL along the racecourse. Enjoy a dance party and bring the kids for their own bicycle race on Sunday afternoon before the pro series begins. But don't miss the main event: Pro Races Begin at 4:00 pm.

Pro Cycling at Its Best

Evanston hosts Stage 10 of the U.S.'s largest multi-category cycling event, the 17-day-long Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic™ bicycle race. After a full morning of serious amatuer races, the men's and women's pro cyclists come on the scene starting at 4pm. You'll be an arms-length from world-class, Olympic-level athletes competing for cash prizes and top honors.

Free to the Public

This festival is free and packed with events and excitement all day long. Enjoy "al fresco" dining at 70+ restaurants or this year's new 312 Urban Wheat Ale Beer Garden alongside all the action. Join the dance party and Whole Foods Market Kids Bike Race for ages 3 to 9 right on the main course! Visit the Festival Area for special raffles, give-aways and info about the great organizations participating in this exciting event.
>> Check out the Schedule of Events

 

Sponsorships Still Available

Promote your business to nearly 20,000 spectators by becoming a supporting sponsor. Opportunities to reach out to your community are still available.
>> Click for Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Kids Bike Race Evanston

Kids race right on the course! During an intermission before the pro bike races, more than 200 children — ranging in age from 3- to 9-years-old — take part in one of four Whole Foods Market Kids' Bike Races, organized by age group. >> Kids Bike Race info