The 12th annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic will be held July 24, 2014, again sponsored by the Beverly Area Planning Association. | Supplied photo
Updated: August 19, 2014 6:09AM
The 12th annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic will be held Thursday, again sponsored by the Beverly Area Planning Association.
As a race that’s part of the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series for the second year in a row, the event is expecting to draw professional-level competitors. The women’s race will start at 4:30 p.m. and the men’s race at 6:30 p.m., both from 107th Street and Longwood Drive in Chicago.
A festival offering live music, food and craft beers from Chicago breweries is set to begin at 4 p.m. The Longwood 100 Big Wheel Race, held on Longwood Drive between the men’s and women’s races, will provide fun and competition for younger racing fans beginning about 5:30 p.m.
The featured races also will offer primes — cash prizes awarded to winners of laps — that are anticipated to create more competition by offering rewards to more riders than the races’ winners.
Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 Western Ave., and Argus Brewery also will be introducing their new collaborative draft beer, Snake Hill, which is being specially brewed for the Beverly Hills Cycling Classic with locally grown produce from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.
To register to volunteer at the Beverly Hills Cycling Classic or to donate a prime, contact BAPA at (773) 233-3100.