SECOND ANNUAL GIRO DI JERSEY CYCLING STAGE RACE TO BENEFIT LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS EXPANDS to FIVE DAYS ã€€
Cyclists From Around the Globe Will Converge in NJ in June ã€€
Event Management Group, LLC. is hosting the second annual Giro Di Jersey stage race for cyclists from around the world, will be held in Central New Jersey from June 17 through June 21st and will help raise funds for charitable organizations that serve Hunterdon, Somerset, and Mercer County. The event is expected to attract more than 350 cyclists. The big question is, can the 2008 Champion Mike Margarite (Empire Hotels) win it again and shame the pros? His team has added a lot of talent this year and the defending champions team will have to bring their A game to keep last years runner up Argentinean Guido Palma and his Colavita-Sutterhome team from taking the rose jersey from the American. ã€€ã€€
Proceeds from sponsorships for the race will benefit key non-profit organizations that actively serve Hunterdon, Somerset , and Mercer County communities. These include the Flemington area Charities, Rocky Hill Cycling Classic Fund and the Corner House Foundation. The main event is a Stage Race, Much like the Tour De France, but condensed to five days. The Giro organizers plan on adding stages as the event grows in popularity. ã€€
This event is not only going to help benefit local businesses, but help bring back a void in tourism in the State. It is a lot of work but we are increasing the economic value of this event every year says EMG. The Races will begin in downtown Flemington on Wednesday June 17th 6:00 PM for a very exciting downtown twilight criterium. The first two stages will be for professionals and top amateurs. Stage 2 goes to Skillman where the riders will attack Sourland Mountain for over 100K of racing. Stage 3 goes to Ringoes for a race against the clock in the Individual Time Trial. Stage 4 the riders will face the Georgetown wall for over 100K of the Rocky Hill Cycling Classic. Stage 5 will be a hard circuit race in Princeton Township called the Corner House Grand Prix. ã€€
The public is welcome to cheer the athletes from the barricades. Information on the event including athlete registration can be found at www.girodijersey.com. Sponsors thus far include PBS Rentals (safety barriers), Champion System (Leaders Jerseys). Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring the event and those interested in volunteering during the race can contact EMG from the Giro website.