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Posted by Casey Sullivan, guest blogger of Massachusetts Sports Office

If you’re looking for a fast-paced sporting experience, look no further than the famed Cyclo-cross Gran Prix of Gloucester, taking place at Stage Fort Park on September 26-27, 2015. It attracts hundreds of professional and amateur cyclists from all over the globe, to compete in hopes of qualifying for the Verge New England Cyclo-cross Series.
In case you don’t know, Cyclocross is considered the most spectator-friendly form of bicycle racing, and has been a popular European event since the early 20th century. In recent years it has gained a steady following here in the USA.
Now in its seventeenth year, organizers of the Gloucester Gran Prix hope to put a twist on this year’s race, using a combination of traditional elements as well as new features throughout the course, which has been billed as ‘the most beautiful race course in North America.”
Find full details of the Cyclo-cross Gran Prix of Gloucester.
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While in town, racers and spectators alike can take time to explore beautiful Gloucester, considered one of New England’s most picturesque towns, with plenty of local history, cultural activities and great dining.   Visit the Gloucester Harbor Walk, or venture into the nearby countryside to enjoy the region’s stunning fall foliage.
You can find out more about the surrounding area by visiting
For more information on other sporting events in Massachusetts, please visit the Mass Sports Marketing Office website or contact Shannah McArdle.