Reviving Bicycle Racing in
Credit: Nick J. Steglich
In the cycling boom of the 1980's, Salem proudly hosted
annual elite calibre bicycle races with national exposure.
It's the goal of the Witches Cup organizers to revive the
strong bicycle racing tradition in downtown Salem, Massachusetts.
After a seven year lull, the Witches Cup under the direction
of Salem-based promoters, returned in 2007.
The 2012 Witches Cup presents racing for both men and women
at all levels.
This year is the 6th year since the reincarnation of the Witches Cup and the 33nd Anniversary of the original Witches Cup! The Witches Cup would like to welcome Finz Seafood and Grill (http://www.hipfinz.com/) as a major sponsor of 3 great races and this year will prove to be the biggest yet with an even BIGGER hospitality tent sponsored by Wachusett Brewing Company!
Rain or Shine! (Hope for Shine!)
Please note that the Women's and Men's P/1/2 races start times have been moved up 5 minutes. Every bit of daylight counts!
• 4:00pm Course Inspection
• 4:45pm Amateur Men (Cat 3/4)
• 5:35pm Women (Cat 1-4)
• 6:30pm Elite Men (P,1,2)
• 7:45pm Awards Ceremony: Women & Elite Men, Amateur Men Awards
Cycling has been described as one of the most beautiful sports
in the world. It showcases not only teams, but individuals
driven by a force deep within the soul. Why else would you
see a cyclist riding up those hills that cars have trouble
ascending, or riding in the rain, sleet, and snow? It’s
a power and feeling that comes deep from within that needs
to be experienced to be believed. The beautiful and historic
Salem Common is the ultimate setting to experience this feeling
More more information on sponsoring the Witches Cup, please
the presentation (PDF)
Since 1626, when Roger Conant arrived with the first settlers,
Salem, Massachusetts has been attracting people from all points
of the compass. Many come to visit and some decide to stay
and make Salem their home.
It may be most widely known as the site of the Salem witchcraft
trials of 1692, but this colorful, coastal city has much to
offer both residents and visitors: a culturally diverse population,
a rich maritime heritage, an impressive display of historic
architecture and amazing stories that span almost four centuries.