Beaufort's annual Cycling Classic is back May 1


Update: Check out the event results and photos over here.

Queue up the hay bails and confuse the motorists, the sixth annual Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic is coming to town.

Despite discussion of moving it to a more tourist-attractive date, the event is once again the first Tuesday in May — May 1st, to be exact.

More than 120 pro cyclists going round and round the downtown Beaufort .6 mile Bay-Scott-Craven-Newcastle track dozens of times, 75 times for 45 miles, to be exact, again.

It all starts with the free kids' race at 5 p.m. (registration at 4) with the women's race at 6 and the men's at 7:30 — the women will be vying for $5,000 purse, and $10,000 in the men's. 

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