Downtown Evanston, Illinois, will once again host the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Grand Prix of Cycling. Yea! Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 20, 2008: The main streets of our town will be closed to car traffic as elite amateur and super pro cyclists zip around the course at 30+ mph.
Last week, the Grotto team worked with title sponsor Evanston Northwestern Healthcare to present a press conference announcing the race and all its features. The inestimable Mayor Lorraine Morton shared her enthusiasm for last year’s thrilling event: “People who came were overjoyed with what they saw!” Cyclist and Evanston resident Paul Swinand was equally psyched for the 2008 race: “Local cyclists appreciate having a race close to home for the first time” and noting that this year’s Grand Prix could easily be “better than any other race in [the International Cycling Classic’s] SuperWeek.”
Come out and join us for a fun fest that includes a dance party with live music during the 3pm intermission (before the pro races begin), as well as kids bike races. We love promoting this event and invite everyone to come down and see what all the excitement is all about.