Posted May 17, 2018 in Press Releases
CLEVELAND – NEOCycle announced registration will open on May 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. ESTfor the nation’s largest urban cycling festival’s fifth annual event. NEOCycle will introduce a new weekend schedule for its competitive races and the festival located at The Hub at Edgewater Park.
Changes to the 2018 NEOCycle schedule will include a Saturday-only festival located at The Hub at Edgewater Park driven by Subaru on Sept. 8, 2018. The Hub will host live music as part of Music Fest powered by IGS , cycling and outdoor lifestyle vendors, art exhibits and activities, Cleveland’s hottest food trucks and craft brews from Platform Beer Co.Admission to The Hub and Music Fest are FREE and open to the public. Participants can expect a full lineup for Music Fest to be announced this summer.
“We’re incredibly excited to open registration for the fifth year of our NEOCycle event,” said David Gilbert, President & CEO of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. “The adjusted weekend schedule will ensure a dynamic and action-packed experience for all festival attendees as well as provide more opportunities for riders to experience the event and our out of town guests to explore all that Cleveland has to offer.”
In addition to a Saturday-only festival, the following competitive races have adjusted their schedule: Edge of the World Cyclocross Spectacular will race on Saturday, Sept. 8 at The Hub at Edgewater Park and XC Mountain Bike presented by Partners, an Environmental, Engineering and Surveying Firm will race on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Cleveland Metroparks Bedford Reservation. The remaining races and rides will maintain the original dates, times and locations.
Registration will be open online for all races and rides. Prices range from $15 to $30 with discounts for participating in multiple races such as the Night Ride Family 4-Pack at $80 for two adults and two children. There is also a Fundo/Night Ride combo priced at $50 per rider participating in both events. Race and ride registration will be available online at neocycle.org.
Returning races and rides for this year include: Velodrome, Night Ride presented by CoverMyMeds, Bike Cleveland Fundo powered by Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, Edge of the World Cyclocross Spectacular and XC Mountain Bike presented by Partners, an Environmental, Engineering and Surveying Firm.
The three-day event is expected to draw 2,200 riders, 12,500 festival attendees and provide $1 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. NEOCycle promotes Cleveland’s emergent cycling-friendly attributes, healthy and active lifestyles and many of the area’s premier natural resources.
NEOCycle is the nation’s largest urban cycling festival located at Edgewater Park just west of Downtown Cleveland. It is a creation of the masterminds at Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.
About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting more than 190 sporting events which provide nearly $570 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC supports the local economy, utilizes sports as a vehicle to forward community agendas and maintains a goal of producing events that are more successful when held in Cleveland than in other cities. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.
Posted by Rachel Gill