This is their 14th year. Can you believe it? The Gran Prix of Gloucester is a major, international sporting event — and this year Paul Boudreau and his gang are bringing over 3000 people from all over the world to Gloucester (950 riders each day plus a couple thousand spectators), including international superstars of this 150-year-old sport.
“If you talk to anyone who knows Cyclocross all over the world, they know Gloucester,” says Paul Boudreau. Now it’s time for Gloucester to get to know him — and the sport of Cyclocross. What is Cyclocross? Think of it as crazy bike racing. I call it psycho-cross. As Paul says in the video, racers prefer “crappy” weather. They race through crazy difficult terrain, have to get off their bikes and carry them over obstacles and often get covered with mud, sand, snow — almost always ending up wet and filthy. AND THEY LOVE IT! You gotta come out and experience this spectacle for yourself. These racers are the strongest, fastest, best fit, toughest sporting contestants you will ever see. You’ve gotta be to compete.
Plus there’s plenty of food and beer. Kid biking (5 and up) and much more. It’s a two-day, family, international, world-class sporting extravaganza right here in our own backyard. AND IT’S FREE! Don’t miss it.
Oh, and these people LOVE Gloucester nearly as much as we do. Look at what they say on their website Home Page:
Known nationally as “the New England Nationals” – unfolds at one of the most beautiful race venues in the country: wind-swept ocean side park. Winners are a veritable who’s who of cyclocross: Johnson, Vervecken, Trebon, Anthony, Powers, Bessette, Dunlap, Knapp and more. Gloucester is one of the oldest UCI races in North America and attracts hundreds of racers and thousands of spectators. … The Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester is two days of international races where competitors from all over the US, Canada & Europe converge to race in the most beautiful race course in North America.
FOR ALL YOU RACERS AND FANS: From Paul’s description of you in the video, I get the feeling you like to party — well folks you’ve come to the right town. You’ve got over 28 live music choices at 15 warm, dry venues. And lots of them are on the water, so if you really want to sit out on the deck in the rain, just ask. The owners will probably accommodate you. We’re nearly as psycho as you are!
See the complete schedule for all Live music in Gloucester and Cape Ann here.