Monday, June 30, 2008

What a race!

Here's hoping that the powers-that-be grease the skids to make the Boloco Heartbreak Hill Grand Prix a yearly event. We caught the opening half-hour of the main event, a twenty-lap pro race around the 2.5-mile circuit. (We were planning to return for the finish, but the weather shortened the race by four laps and disrupted our plans.) You don't need to be a hard-core bike enthusiast to have your breath taken away by fifty bikes whizzing the wrong way on Langley Road at nearly 30 mph.

It was also a great scene, with riders, family, friends, and fans milling about the closed streets. With a few tweaks, the race could be the centerpiece of a great family day in Newton Centre.

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