By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Race coming to Covington
Placeholder Image

On Saturday, the streets of downtown Covington will be a buzz with bicycles as the 6th Annual Georgia Gran Prix comes through town.

The six-race event begins Wednesday on the Road Atlanta course, before progressing to Gwinnett Thursday and then into Newton County on Friday.

Oxford Hills will be the sight of the event's only road race, lasting 10.47 miles beginning at 252 Bryd Road, Oxford.

On Saturday, Covington will host a time trial spread over 6.32 miles before starting the Covington Criterium. The short-course road race will last .67 miles and cause partial road closures downtown.

On the final day of the Gran Prix, Sunday, Newton County will be a host to a circuit course, covering 1.82 miles.

Saturday's Covington Criterium will feature live music in the historic downtown setting.

The Georgia Gran Prix sanctioned by the United States Cycling Federation features a purse of more than $9,000, and last year drew over 500 racers from 11 states.

Online registration closes at 5 p.m. today, and on-site registration opens two hours before the start of the first race of the day.

Registration is $15 and AMB chips will be available for rental on site for $15.