NEW DIRECTION AND RACES FOR 2019 THOMPSON BUCKS COUNTY CLASSIC
DOYLESTOWN, PA – May 15th, 2019 – The Thompson Bucks County Classic criterium returns to Doylestown, PA on September 8, 2019. Its 1.4-mile racecourse with 90-feet of climbing each lap is arguably one of the toughest of its kind in the country. This year’s race is part of USA Cycling’s prestigious Pro Road Tour calendar and features races for men and women as well as kid’s sprints, a bike parade, and BMX stunt show. With a course encircling the Doylestown Arts Festival and the streets of the Victorian neighborhoods lined with house parties, it is a day not to be missed.
The race enters its 16th year under the direction of Laura Reppert. Reppert began working in race promotion on the Reading120, a UCI road race that took place in Berks County in 2015 and 2016, and on the Thompson Bucks County Classic in 2016.
“I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role and be a part of helping to shape the future of cycling.”
In addition to the pro races, Reppert is adding Category 3⁄4 races for men and women to this year’s lineup.
“New this year we’re adding Category 3⁄4 races for men and women on race day as well as expanding our series of community events to encourage cycling for all. Providing these opportunities aligns with our commitment to promote equality and is essential to the growth necessary for the success of the sport.”
2019 schedule of events is:
- June 22- Learn to Ride Doylestown, PA
- July 18- Learn to Ride Doylestown, PA
- August 15- Family Bike Rodeo Doylestown, PA
- September 22- Community Slow Ride Doylestown, PA
- 9:15 AM Men Category 3/4
- 10:15 AM Women Category 3/4
- 11:00 AM Bike Parade and BMX Stunt Show
- 11:40 AM Doylestown Health Women Pro/1/2
- 12:45 PM Kids Sprints
- 1:20 PM Men Pro/1/2
The Thompson Bucks County Classic is made possible through the support of generous sponsors, including The Thompson Organization, Penn Valley Constructors, Eastburn & Gray, Doylestown Health and Fulton Bank. Lexus will return for their sixth year as the Official Vehicle of the Thompson Bucks County Classic.
For more information on the Thompson Bucks County Classic and the weekend’s events, please visit: www.buckscountyclassic.com
About The Thompson Organization: In business since 1969, The Thompson Organization includes Thompson Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Maserati and Alfa Romeo, all located at Routes 313 and 611 in Doylestown. The organization also includes the all-new Thompson Lexus Willow Grove, located right off Route 611 and the PA Turnpike, as well as the Thompson Detail Center on North Broad Street in Doylestown and the Thompson Collision Center on Route 611 in Plumsteadville. For more information about the Thompson family of automotive dealerships, visit www.1800thompson.com.
About Lexus: Lexus passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 240 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers. For more information about Lexus, visit www.lexus.com. Experience Amazing.
About Eastburn & Gray: The tradition of excellence at the law firm of Eastburn & Gray, P.C. began over 140 years ago and continues today. With law offices in Doylestown, Bucks County and Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania our experienced attorneys provide high quality legal services throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Eastburn and Gray attorneys practice in many diverse areas of the law, enabling us to effectively meet the needs of all clients. To learn more about the work we do, our attorneys and our practices please visit www.eastburngray.com.
About Doylestown Health: The name Doylestown Health now represents the healthcare network that has delivered high quality care to the community for over 90 years. This is an exceptional accomplishment, considering that Doylestown Hospital remains non-profit and has been governed by the same organization - The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown which has served the community for over 120 years. Visit www.doylestownhealth.org.
About Fulton Bank: Since Fulton Bank opened its doors in 1882, we have strived to Change Lives for the Better and deliver the best banking experience for our customers. Our focus on customers has allowed us to grow along with you. Today, as part of Fulton Financial Corporation, a $20 billion financial services holding company, Fulton Bank and our affiliates offer a complete array of commercial and consumer financial products and services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Visit www.fultonbank.com to learn more!
ABOUT THE USA CYCLING PRO ROAD TOUR USA Cycling Pro Road Tour (PRT) showcases the premier domestic road calendar events in the U.S., including criteriums, road races, stage races and omniums. Over six months and spanning from coast to coast, the PRT will include overall individual and team rankings for men and women, crowning PRT Champions following the 17-event calendar. The Pro Road Tour features the nation1s top Pro-Am road race events and is open to both professional and amateur cyclists. www.usacycling.org/prt/