Bike Race in the Borough Friday Night
The Chesco Grand Prix begins at 5 p.m.; starting line is on King Street between Channing and Bridge streets.
What is the Chesco Grand Prix?
It is a new, nine-stop bicycling competition and tour in Chester County. It opened in Oxford Thursday, and Malvern is the second leg on the way to the finals in Kennett Square on July 6.
What's the course?
See the blue circuit on the map above. According to the press release attached to this article:
The Malvern Criterium will be a fast and fun six-corner race that is .62 miles per lap. Riders will be completing laps about every 1.5 minutes. The start and finish line is on East King Street in downtown Malvern.
The first race begins at 5:00 p.m. There will be for races for kids and others for adults. The premier 65-lap race for professional men starts at 7:15 p.m. [...]
The featured pro races will be at distances ranging from 35 to 50 miles with shorter distances for amateurs and women.
What will be going on becides the race?
According to the main sponsor, Malvern Business and Professional Association:
[It] features 3 exciting races—for amateurs, for elite women, and for professional men. The evening in Malvern includes live coverage from a local radio station, professional announcing, celebrity appearances, kids’ zone, youth races and more.
Will it affect traffic?
Yes. King Street will be closed from about 3 to about 9 p.m. Also, according to police:
There will be limited access to the Malvern Train Station. Outbound parking lot traffic should exit to West Lancaster Avenue (Business Route 30) or Sproul Road (Route 352). Septa's Route 92 bus will also be detoured."
Who is riding?
- Children, amateurs, elite women and professional men. Bobby Lea, a member of the United States’ 2012 Olympic Cycling Team, will be using the race to prepare for the summer games in London.
Who are the venue sponsors?
- Malvern Business and Professional Association
- Ortner, O'Brien & Ortner
- National Bank of Malvern
- Lincoln University
An overview of the series of races can be found at chescograndprix.com, along with the press release attached to this article.