Sat 9/27 – Sun 9/28
Cycling is gaining ground in Cleveland. The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission recently announced the launch of a new urban cycling festival. The fest — NEOCycle — will run two days in the fall and is expected to involve ~2,000 riders and create $200,000 of economic activity in its first year. Competitive racing, casual night rides, obstacle courses and a non-competitive distance ride are on tap for the fest, which will champion and promote the city’s emerging cycling-friendly attitudes.
NEOCycle will be based mostly in Edgewater Park (aka “The Hub” for the fest) and will also include umbrella events at the Cleveland Velodrome and Wade Oval. “The Hub” will host a variety of entertainment for all ages.
“NEOCycle takes advantage of Cleveland’s already vibrant cycling movement and provide a unique opportunity for riders of all styles, ages and skill level,” said David Gilbert, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission President and CEO. “By creating powerful partnerships with Cleveland’s cycling, corporate and civic community, the event is poised to become the top cycling festival in the Midwest. NEOCycle fulfills the Sports Commission’s mission by adding hundreds of thousands of dollars to the local economy through visitor spending. The event also adds a new, thrilling entertainment option to the Cleveland landscape.”
Be excited. Not only will NEOCycle put Edgewater to good use, it’s furthering a cause Cleveland is just starting to embrace.