Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Beverly To Kick Off Super Week Cycling

Photo: Luke Seeman

Once again, Beverly will be the kick off of the 17 day International Cycling Classic also known as Super Week. The Pro 1/2 race will be run on the newly paved course and feature 100 laps on the 1 kilometer course. Look for the hill up 108th to really take its toll and whittle the field down to the top contenders, and chew up any pretenders. A great place to check out the action is at the bottom of Snake Hill, where the fearless can launch themselves towards the finish line and get wealthy with all of the primes available.

2008 also marks the first year that the Beverly Bike-Vee Pak, Inc. Racing Team will be the presenting sponsor. We are thrilled to help support this great race in our very own neighborhood. Year in and year out the residents of not only Beverly, but the City of Chicago, open their arms and doors to cyclists from all over the world. I know several non-cycling families that have graciously offered their homes to cyclists from the other side of the globe. By becoming the presenting sponsor of the race BBVP hopes to show the rest of Chicago what the Beverly neighborhood has to offer. The race brings out the best of the neighborhood, nearly the enitire course is lined with homes having parties, and the start finish area is a party unto itself complete with live music for the duration of the race.

For those Chicagoans unfamiliar with the Beverly neighborhood, more info can be found here . And unlike 2007, construction on the Dan Ryan Expressway (I94 East) has been completed and the commute should be about 20-25 minutes from the loop even during rush hour.

The Beverly Bike-Vee Pak, Inc. Racing Team would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their continued support in an event and sport that we truly love especially Beverly Bike & Ski, Vee Pak, Inc. and BAPA.

Beverly Bike/VeePak Racing

The McTigue Financial Group – Thomas A. Jacobs, CLU, CLTC
William Blair & Company - Salvino Financial Advisory Team

Corporate Safe Specialists - Ed & Lori McGunn

County Fair Foods
Beverly Bank and Trust Co.
Marquette Bank

Alderman Ginger Rugai, 19th Ward
Beacon Therapeutic School
Beverly Hills Animal Hospital
Jungle Gym
Little Company of Mary Hospital
Matthew J. O'Shea - 19th Ward Democratic Organization
PRS Realtors
Rogers Roofing Inc.
Smith Village
Southwest Beverly Improvement Assoc.
State Senator Ed Maloney
The Beverly Review

Advocate Health Center
Beverly Ride On
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart
Fitzgerald Real Estate
Law Offices of Michael P. McCready & Associates
O'Rourke & Frost
Standard Bank & Trust
State Representative Kevin Joyce

Food Vendors
Calabria Imports
Original Rainbow Cone