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Tour de Crystal Lake returns Sunday

Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 3:49 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – Visit McHenry County and Crystal Lake Park District will host the Tour de Crystal Lake Sunday with the first race starting at 8:20 a.m. in downtown Crystal Lake.

The second annual competition is part of an eight-day series that features international professional cyclists racing for the Prairie State Cycling Series Intelligentsia Cup. Last year's event attracted more than 300 competitors and roughly 1,000 spectators.

The event includes 10 different races including one for local riders at 4 p.m.

Along with the race, the event includes live music, a beer garden, food and drink, family activities, a family fun race and a bike rodeo to fine-tune bike riding skills.

The event is free to the public.

–Northwest Herald

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