The Tour of Bloomington Bicycle Race Omnium
powered by the Scholars Inn Bakehouse
The Scholars Inn Bakehouse cycling team, one of the Midwest’s premier cycling clubs is hosting the Tour of Bloomington, a bicycle race series permitted by USA Cycling, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2016. Friday’s 7:00 pm race is a time trial in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest pitting individual riders against the clock, Saturday’s race is a criterium consisting of several laps on the streets of downtown Bloomington finishing on East Kirkwood in the heart of the city. The racing begins at 10:30 am and goes through 8:00 pm. The road race on Sunday begins at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm and is on the challenging and picturesque roads of the Morgan-Monroe State Forest and surrounding area, finishing at the top of Beanblossom Road. Register for the events here: https://www.bikereg.com/events/Road-Races/Midwest.
This year’s event also includes a community ride on Saturday morning with proceeds benefiting the Salvation Army. Join us for this true tour of Bloomington as you leisurely take in our beautiful rural landscape and trend-setting downtown. Each ride is fully supported with ride leaders, sag vehicles, and qualified mechanics. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided after the ride(s). Link to the community ride here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bike-to-school-tickets-25139994400.
Join us for a full weekend of excitement and speed on the streets of Bloomington! Come to watch, race, relax, and ride. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and great amenities that Bloomington and Monroe County have to offer, from downtown’s bustling activity to its more serene areas of natural beauty, all within this award winning, cyclist-friendly, Midwestern town. The races bring elite cycling up close and personal as riders from the Midwest compete for cash and prizes. This free-to-the public, high performance weekend event brings the best competitive cycling talent to Bloomington, showcasing our community to cyclists and visitors throughout the region.
Visit this website for more details, times, maps and how you can watch, participate or volunteer at the event; www.tourofbloomington.org.
For more information contact:
Race Director: Tom Saccone, firstname.lastname@example.org 812-947-1105
Event Coordinator: Aaron Prange, email@example.com 812-360-0080
Volunteer Coordinator: Kristy Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org