THE GATEWAY CUP
The 36th edition of the Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of FOUR unique and awesome St. Louis neighborhoods. All four days of the The Gateway Cup are on the USA Cycling Professional Road Tour (PRT). All four days offer equal payout for the women’s and men’s professional races.
Within each of these host communities, the race course is a defined one mile lap and the race is known as a criterium. This Americanized style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton, or pack of cyclists, 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, allowing more of an understanding and involvement in the excitement.
There are five to six races each day based on ability, ranging from newbies to pros. Each day is punctuated by the featured event, the men’s and Women’s Professional races. In this race, 150 of the nation’s top cyclists will hurl themselves through corners averaging 30 mph towards a typically thrilling sprint finish. Guaranteed inspiration.
Men’s and Women’s Leader Jerseys
Want to know who the points leaders are each day? Your race leader will be easily spotted in a spiffy race leader’s jersey, a feature used for all of the categories this year. A Gateway Cup inspired jersey will also be for sale at our merchandise tent as well as online.
Buy one. It will make you go fast.
Regional bike plan
Great Rivers Greenway is leading an effort along with core partners to prepare a Bicycle Master Plan for the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. The Bicycle Master Plan will be an implementable plan for on-road and multi-use trails to increase use of bicycles as a mode of transportation. A Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) is being formed to assist GRG with the Bicycle Master Plan.
We are proud to announce that BIG SHARK’s Neutral Support will be providing neutral wheels, service and mechanical expertise for all four days. Tips are encouraged.
Cultivating its mission of providing this city with the highest level of quality pre-hospital emergency care possible, the EMS Bureau of the St. Louis fire department will be providing efficient and responsive care to all of our participating athletes. Due to the bureau’s incredible generosity, every medic, bike team and piece of emergency response equipment is being provided free of charge.