Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:57 am
Bucyrus International recently announced it will be the title sponsor for the Bucyrus International Cycling Classic which will be held on Tuesday, July 20 throughout South Milwaukee.
“We’re excited to take part in bringing this great event back to South Milwaukee,” said Tim Sullivan, chief executive officer.
The event will be one of 17 stops for the Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic Pro Tour throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
The ICC, formerly known as SUPERWEEK, held a similar race course in South Milwaukee in the 1980’s but hasn’t hosted one there since.
“As a global company, Bucyrus employs nearly 10,000 people around the world. We are committed to supporting all of the communities in which we live and work and we are excited to share our hometown with all of the cyclists and spectators joining in the SUPERWEEK activities,” Sullivan said.
“We’re really happy to be back in South Milwaukee,” said Andy Garrison, director of operations for the ICC. “This will be a great day of races on a wonderful course – one of our best. I know our competitors will love it, and I think South Milwaukeeans will too.”
In 2009 approximately 300,000 spectators showed up to cheer on more than 6400 race entrants.
Amatuers to international professionals will compete in a series of races that will include a 2.8 mile road course through the Oak Creek Parkway, Grant Park and past the Bucyrus headquarters. The professional race is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Families can enjoy special events sponsored by the South Milwaukee YMCA and Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group, The South Milwaukee Downtown Street Market will be open for business as well.
Local volunteers and business are still needed to help with the planning process and sponsorships.
“We’re proud to support this event,” Sullivan said. “This will be a great day to be in South Milwaukee, and the bike race will be just one part of it. We want this to be a community celebration, an example of why we have called this community home for more than 100 years.”