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On Sunday, July 19, downtown Evanston launches into a full day of excitement with the third annual NorthShore University HealthSystem Grand Prix. Olympics-level cyclists from around U.S. and the globe-including Australia, Argentina, Germany, Taiwan, Chicago-compete at top speed through the streets of Evanston in this popular criterium.
Spectators may also enjoy a bike race just for kids, a live music dance party and a Festival Area with more than 20 vendors and charitable organizations, providing bike fittings, massages, a raffle and more. Outdoor and indoor dining at 70+ restaurants along the racecourse brings European flavor to a summer Sunday in the Chicago area.
The race is one stage of the U.S.‘s largest multi-category cycling event, the 17-days-long Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic, a.k.a. “Super Week“.
The event takes place on Sunday, July 19:
: Six exciting bike races for elite men & women cyclists
: Kids’ Bike Race (ages 3 to 9)
: Women’s Pro Race
: Dance Party with Live Music by Roots Rock Society
: Men’s Pro Race
: Awards Ceremony
The Start/Finish Line and Festival Area are atFountain Square, Davis
Street at Sherman and Orrington Avenues.
The races will go on rain or shine. For further information and a map of the route, visit: www.northshoregrandeprix.com.
Several streets will be closed from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. for the race. They are: Chicago Avenue (Between Grove and Davis Streets), Davis Street (Between Chicago and Orrington Avenues), Orrington Avenue (Between Davis and Clark Streets), Clark Street (Between Orrington and Sherman Avenues), and Sherman Avenue (Between Clark and Grove Streets).