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Mass Ave Crit and FtnSqr Grand Prix

It has been a great summer for cycling action here in Indianapolis.  We are seeing great returns on our infrastructure investments, and our citizens are starting to embrace bicycle culture more enthusiastically.  A good example of this was the Mass Ave Crit 2012 held last weekend.

Whipping around the Mass Ave triangle at full speed

 

The Mass Ave Crit is one of the most established races in the area, and it was a great turnout from spectators, fans, and cyclists.  The event was blessed with beautiful weather and a lot of support from the community.  I watched as many of the races as I could, and there was great action on every lap.

Mayor Ballard about to start another race

 

A pop-up biergarten from the generous sponsor

 

Celebrating the finish

 

So now that the MAC and IndyCrit are complete, we have one more event to look forward to.  It’s going to be a big weekend in Fountain Square, and the weather is looking good for the first Fountain Square Grand Prix!  And of course, this neighborhood is ready to usher in the bike race with a great lineup of music, food, and a big race.

FSGP is a great excuse to visit the neighborhood and the newly completed Cultural Trail (image credit: Curt Ailes)

 

Concert Schedule at the bottom of this Indy Star article “Psyched in Fountain Square“.  These are gonna be some great tunes.

Race map and race schedule on this flyer by Joe’s Cycles (and also an interview with Joe here).  If you had any doubts about whether Fountain Square has “made it” as a neighborhood yet, just look at the sponsors at the bottom of that flyer.  If you don’t recognize any of them, you need to be spending more time in this part of town because they all kick ass.  It’s a great opportunity to celebrate summer cyling and the urban vibes that drive this neighborhood.

(image credit: Curt Ailes)

2 Responses to “ “Mass Ave Crit and FtnSqr Grand Prix”

  1. Mav-1 says:

    I attended both and was very pleased with the increased turn-out for both events. As an avid rider I lament not racing in either. Can’t race the Fountain Square one due to a tri at Eagle Creek, but will get there later to support the event.

    Go get on your bike and ride!

  2. willis burdzilauskas says:

    the best executed criterium I have seen in a long time, well done INDY it was worth the flight from Florida, Willis Burdzilauskas

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