4th Annual Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic to race through H&8th Night Market on May 29
The 2015 Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic will bring short course bicycle racing to three downtown neighborhoods over the course of three days on Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31.
The three-day criterium style race, presented by St. Anthony Hospital and Arapahoe Resources, and hosted by Oklahoma City-based DNA Racing, will speed directly through H&8th Night Market in Midtown on Friday, Film Row on Saturday, and Automobile Alley on Sunday.
This year’s 3-day event includes approximately $20,000 in prizes. There are multiple divisions for men, women and junior racers. Races are between 30 and 75 minutes in duration at average speeds of 25-30 mph.
Registration is $45 on the day of the race. All riders must present either an annual USA Cycling racing license or a one-day license.
Learn more about Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic at www.okcpac.com.
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Kids ages nine and under can participate in the Arapahoe Resources “Children’s Challenge,” a 200-meter race starting at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday.
The Oklahoma Pro-Am Classic brought life to the streets of downtown Oklahoma City with its 4th Annual criterium style event over the weekend of Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31. This year’s race celebrated a 24 percent increase from last year, with 961 total registrants in multiple categories and included approximately $20,000 in prizes.
Friday night’s races coincided in partnership with the monthly H&8th Night Market in Midtown and reached tens of thousands of spectators in attendance. On Saturday in Film Row and Sunday in Automobile Alley, record-breaking attendance introduced an estimated minimum of 5,000 supporters, each day, to the sport of cycling.
Team Arapahoe Resources achieved wins on Saturday and Sunday and St. Anthony Hospital provided medical support for all bikers. There were multiple divisions for men, women and junior racers, with race lengths between 30 and 75 minutes in duration, at average speeds of 25-30 mph. For kids nine and under, Arapahoe Resources “Children’s Challenge,” a 200-meter race, was held on Saturday.
WINNERS FROM THE PRO/1/2:
Friday Night, Midtown District – Michael Sheehan, Elbowz Racing, TX
Saturday, Film Row District – Evan Bybee, Team Arapahoe Resources, OK
Sunday, Automobile Alley District – Julio Padilla – Team Arapahoe Resources, Guatemala
Fans of the sport are encouraged to check out the Wheeler Criterium, with races every Tuesday night in the Wheeler District. The first race begins at 5:30 p.m. and the last one ends at 8 p.m. It is a family-friendly atmosphere with food trucks in attendance (Big Truck Tacos and Sno’Smore), as well as Anthem Brewing on-site.