It’s time for the 31st Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival Bike Race to be held on Sunday, July 17th. Register HERE! (Pre-registrations only – no day of registrations.)
OA/Cyclemania Masters on the line at the start. Photo by Donald McEwan.
Starting in beautiful downtown Yarmouth, the route is a 3.6-mile course with the men taking 10 laps (total of 36-miles) and the women taking 6 (total of 21 miles).
The race begins at 9am on Sunday, July 17th on Main Street, Yarmouth. The 3.6 mile course takes a right on East Elm street, right on Leighton Road, right on North Road, right on East Main Street to the bottom of the hill then a sharp right on Marina Road (a great spot to watch the race), which turns back into Main Street to the start/finish line.
The field coming around the turn from East Main Street. Photo by Don McEwan.
There are between 2 and 3 primes (sprints) per lap of each race, which make this very exciting to watch. This race typically attracts 150 of the finest cyclists in New England with 3000-4000 spectators lined up throughout the course to see one of the best bicycle races in the area.
2010 Men’s podium: 1st place – Jurgen Nebelung, Embrocation Cycling Journal (center); 2nd place – Dylan McNicolas, CCB/Wheelworks (right); 3rd place – Harrison Harb, Sunapee U23 Team. Photo by Don McEwan.
2010 Women’s podium: 1st place – Amy McGuire, Wheelworks Racing (center); 2nd place – Nicole Freedman, Wheelworks Racing (right); 3rd place – Elle Anderson, NEBC/Cycleloft/Devonshire Dent (left). Photo by Don McEwan.
As you can imagine, it also takes many volunteers to make this event happen. If you are able to volunteer, please email David Brink.