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Cyclosportif Ride
A beautiful and challenging benefit ride on Saturday, September 17

Saturday, September 17 -- Univest Grand Prix
The Univest Grand Prix is an international professional road cycling competition for men. It is one of seven UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) races on the United States calendar. The race is open to professional and elite amateur teams. The community embraces the race and shows their support by housing visiting athletes and welcoming the cyclists at area schools to speak about their sport. There will also be a family festival, expo, and kid’ s races in Souderton. Channel 69-News WFMZ-TV and will provide live coverage of the entire race from the start at through the finish.

The Cyclosportif Recreational Ride precedes the pro race. Go to Cyclosportif Ride for information on riding the race course ahead of the professionals.

Other local events on the 17th include the Upper Perkiomen Bird And Wildlife Festival in Green Lane.

Sunday, September 18 -- Univest Grand Prix Doylestown Criterium
The international circuit race for men is held in the heart of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa. The criterium event brings added excitement to the suburban Philadelphia borough and its annual Arts Festival.

Children's races will be held both Saturday and Sunday -- please see the Kids Races page for more information.

The Univest Grand Prix is presented by: Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania, Leidy's Premium Pork Products, Bergey's, Doylestown Hospital, Grand View Hospital, Fox Rothschild, the Penn Foundation, The Intelligencer, WFMZ-69, Comcast SportsNet and a variety of other local, regional and national sponsors.

For more information, see Univest Grand Prix: A Brief History.

About Univest Corporation

Headquartered in Souderton, Pa., Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its subsidiaries serve the financial needs of residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Lehigh counties. Univest Bank and Trust Co., member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender, offers customers 32 financial service centers, 12 retirement financial services centers, and 39 ATM locations throughout the region, and is the parent company of Univest Capital, Inc., a small ticket commercial finance business; Univest Insurance, Inc., an independent insurance agency headquartered in Lansdale, Pa., which serves commercial and personal customers; and Univest Investments, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC, a full-service broker-dealer and investment advisory firm. For more information on Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its subsidiaries, please visit

About Sparta Cycling

Sparta Cycling provides race promotion services to deliver world class events that meet the needs of sponsors, teams and riders, spectators and supporting communities.

About the USA Cycling Professional Tour

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. Created in 2006 to support the growth of professional cycling in the United States, the USA Cycling Professional Tour is a men's-only, season-long calendar that determines the best professional rider and team on American soil. With seven races on the 2010 edition, the USA Cycling Professional Tour attracts the best pro cyclists and teams from around the world to compete in internationally-sanctioned events from coast to coast. The calendar is comprised of four UCI-sanctioned races and three USA Cycling Professional National Championships (criterium, time trial and road race). At the end of the season, the overall Pro Tour standings determine an individual and a team champion who are considered the best and most consistent performers in international-caliber race in the United States.

For More Information

Kim Detwiler
VP, Director of Corporate Communications
Univest Corporation

Sean Weide
Trailhead Marketing/Sparta Cycling