Detroit — Hundreds of cyclists are expected to convene at Beacon Park on Saturday for the Detroit Cycling Championship to compete for athletic titles and cash prizes. 

The championship, which drew more than 300 participants in 2017, is presented by Detroit Athletic Club with USA Cycling's National Pro Road Tour. This year, cyclists are competing for $45,000 in cash prizes in category I-V men's and women's races, a children's race and a race for veterans.

Saturday's event includes a new 0.8 of a mile course around Beacon Park, and the DTE Energy Campus.

“Getting the nod from USA Cycling to add the Detroit Cycling Championship to its
prestigious National Pro Road Tour is an honor that affirms the city’s ability to host a wide range of world class sporting events,” said Steve Mellos, Detroit Athletic Club president.

Races begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. Find the full schedule at

Race participation fees range from free to $65. Cyclists can register for any race on site. The competition is free. A VIP tent with food and beverages will be available for $75.

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