Today’s blog is written by Steve Stravolo, Chair of the Board of Partners for Active Living.

On Friday afternoon hundreds of cyclists will converge on downtown Spartanburg for Nascar-like racing, only on two wheels instead of four. The speed and energy will take your breath away.

The event is planned and hosted by Partners for Active Living (PAL) as part of the City of Spartanburg’s Spring Fling. There are six races throughout the evening beginning at 4:00 pm and finishing with the men’s professional race starting at 8:05 pm.

At 6:30 the Mary Black Foundation Kids Ride will begin at Broadwalk where Meeting Street Academy is located. Pre-registration is required and can be found here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-srhs-criterium-kids-ride-registration-tickets-33278352448.

This event is an important event for PAL and the Spartanburg community for a couple of reasons –

  1. Through our mission, we want active and healthy activity to be celebrated in our community and this helps.
  2. The event serves as PAL’s primary fundraising event and is supported by more than 70 corporations and individuals, who will host tents along the course.
  3. Guests in the various tents come from across the region, and we love to highlight the beauty and vibrancy of our downtown.
  4. The tents are a great opportunity to see friends, colleagues, neighbors. It is a fun gathering!
  5. The City of Spartanburg is proud to be a bicycle-friendly community – and this is a signature event in that effort.

Come out on Friday and watch the #fastestnight. You will be impressed by the transformation of our downtown.

For more about the event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/642432002627595/.