Looking forward to 2021
For Immediate Release, July 27th, 2020
The 2020 USA Pro Tour Gateway Cup Professional Bicycle Race Looks to 2021
Big Shark Events and the staff of the Gateway Cup Professional Bicycle Races have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the races. The Gateway Cup is more than competition, the race series represents the final exam of North American criterium racing and is a celebration of four of St. Louis’ best neighborhoods.
This decision was postponed as long as possible. With transmission data trending the wrong way in the St. Louis metro we feel that inviting cycling fans and athletes from around the country to St. Louis was not in the best interests of the neighborhoods, cycling fans, athletes of all abilities, charity partners, sponsors, and our staff.
We are all looking forward to a brighter future where we can enjoy coming together as a community to enjoy something as simple as a bike race.
We invite all fans and racers to channel their cycling energy into one of the many virtual, charity rides that are occurring this fall across the US. Do not stop training, we all share the same roads. Locally, we are gearing up for www.pedalthecause.org this fall.
Next year we will expect sold out fields based on the crazy demand for bicycles.
The Gateway Cup Race Series will return September 3rd through 6th, 2021.
Keep the rubber side down and stay safe,
Event Director and zip tie installer
The Gateway Cup Professional Bicycle Races
4 DAYS OF RACING,
4 UNIQUE ST. LOUIS NEIGHBORHOODS!
Friday, September 3rd, 2021
Saturday, September 4th, 2021
Sunday, September 5th, 2021
Monday, September 6th, 2021
The best professional and amateur cyclists in the US are coming to put on a show over Labor Day Weekend! Four full tilt races in four of STL’s coolest neighborhoods.
Within each of these host communities, we will have an all day program of racing from with amateur categories, kids races, and the Men’s and Women’s Professional races. Each race course is a defined one mile lap and the race format is known as a “criterium.” This Americanized style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton pass by every few minutes at impressive speeds holding lines only inches apart from one another. Spectators can watch the race develop lap after lap and hear commentators announce race strategy as the excitement builds.