Longsjo Classic - Fitchburg
You can't call yourself a bike racer until you've done Fitchburg.
The Longsjo Classic is named after Arthur “Art” Matthew Longsjo, Jr. (October 23, 1931 – September 16, 1958), who was an American Olympian speed skater and cyclist. He was the first person to compete in the Summer and Winter Olympics in the same year.
In 1958 Longsjo won three races: the Tour of Somerville, the Tour du St. Laurent stage race and the Quebec-Montreal Road Race. He died that same year in a car crash in Burlington, Vermont, returning from the race in Quebec.
In 1960 the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic criterium was held in Fitchburg in memory of Longsjo, and continues to this day.
Longsjo was inducted into the National Speedskating Hall of Fame in 1970, and the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 1988.
GPS Address: 779 Main St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
|Men 4/5||8:30 AM|
|Women 4/5||9:15 AM|
|Men 40+||10:00 AM|
|Men 50+||10:00 AM|
|Men 3/4||10:50 AM|
|Women 1/2/3||11:45 AM|
|Men 1/2||2:00 PM|