Professional cycling makes its return to Salem on Wednesday, August 13th! The 2nd Annual Witches Cup Bike Race takes place around Salem Common this next Wednesday. There will be an amateur men's race at 5 p.m., an open women's race at 6 p.m. and a professional men's race at 6:50 p.m. The Witches Cup is a criterium - a short, fast bicycle race requiring the ability to corner rapidly, sharply and repeatedly accelerate hard from turns on the straightaways. The races can last anywhere from 45-60 minutes and the top racers average 35-45 mph.
Join fellow fans and racers at the after hours party from 8pm-Midnight hosted by The Upper Crust Pizza, Gulu Gulu Café, and DJ RadioScotVoid.
The Witches Cup is hosted by Salem Cycle and Comprehensive Racing.
Photo credit: Henry Zyszynski (that's the historic Hawthorne Hotel in the background!)