Sports - Spectator

TSG Gateway Cup: Benton Park Classic

When: Mon., Sept. 7, 10 a.m. 2015

The Staenberg Group Gateway Cup is a Labor Day tradition at this point. A mix of amateur and professional cyclists race for fun and cash prizes, respectively, in four races held in four neighborhoods from Friday through Monday (September 4 through 7; www.gatewaycup.com). And while the first three are relatively quick-racing square or rectangular courses, the final day of the cup is the Benton Park Classic: a complex circuit that requires technical riding prowess as well as brute speed. The Benton Park Classic starts on the Arsenal side of Benton Park (Arsenal Street and South Jefferson Avenue) at 10 a.m. Monday, September 7, with the juniors' race. Pro racers start at 1:05 p.m. with the women's pro categories and a field of up to 150 racers attempting that dangerous hard right turn in front of the Venice Cafe. Admission is free for spectators.

Paul Friswold

Price: free for spectators