The finish line of this year’s 100-mile Thompson Bucks County Classic professional cycling race is going to be an even more exciting place than usual.
That’s because this is the first year that the world-class race ends in New Hope, and the dramatic finish will include music, commentary, an award ceremony, and an appearance by the ever-popular Miss Pumpkin.
It all happens from 1:30-3 p.m. at North Main and West Randolph streets on Saturday, Sept. 13. Local politicos and community organizers are beating the bushes to encourage a big turnout and give the international roster of riders the warmest New Hope welcome possible.
A map of the race course and list of local traffic/parking restrictions are available here. The race runs from Doylestown, through Solebury, Buckingham, Plumstead, and Bedminster, and on to New Hope.
The Thompson Bucks County Classic includes a UCI Road Race, Women’s & Pro Criteriums, & Gran Fondo. The UCI-sanctioned professional International cycling event held in conjunction with the Doylestown Arts Festival. The weekend includes two professional races, a recreational ride for cycling enthusiasts and children’s races. Over 30,000 spectators will crowd the streets to enjoy everything the weekend has to offer – multiple bike races, artisans and crafters, live entertainment plus great food.