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Dunken Donuts of Fitchburg and Leominster a New Sponsor

The Longsjo Classic is pleased to welcome Dunkin Donuts as a new sponsor of the this community event.

Dunkin’® is the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers each and every day. True to our name, we offer 50+ varieties of donuts, but you can also enjoy dozens of premium beverages, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods.

The Fitchburg/Leominster Dunkin Donuts welcomes the racers and fans to the 58th Longsjo Classic.  Please visit one of their local stores on your wat to the race.

Enterprise Bank = Prosperous Communities

Enterprise Bank was founded with an entrepreneurial vision to help create successful businesses, opportunities, wealth and vibrant, prosperous communities. We have stayed true to this vision and will always be a community bank, leading with a deep sense of mission and purpose.

The Longsjo Classic is pleased to have them supporting the race and community involvement again this year.

For more information, please visit them at:  https://www.enterprisebanking.com/

Research Results Supports The Longsjo as part of Fitchburg First

For 30 years, Research Results has been dedicated to solving their client’s research needs in the most practical and affordable way.

“Research results has a philosophy of Fitchburg first,” says John Zarrella, President of Research Results.  “Located in Fitchburg, we are thrilled to be involved with the Longsjo Classic and helping to build this event to a true Fitchburg community event.”

For more information, please visit http://researchresults.com/

The Longsjo Classic Welcomes Rollstone Bank as Premier Sponsor

“Rollstone Bank & Trust is a long-time supporter of the Longsjo Race. The race has a rich history with its roots in Fitchburg, like RBT. It’s a great family event for our community, and we’re proud to be a part of it,” said Martin F. Connors, Jr., President & CEO of Rollstone Bank & Trust.

At Rollstone Bank & Trust, we deliver personalized service that goes above & beyond. Our dedication to providing our customers with superior bank and wealth management solutions, along with the support they need to prosper at work and at home, has enabled us to build one of the most trusted banks in the region. With branches located throughout central Massachusetts, customers have peace of mind knowing we are FDIC & DIF insured, and never far from home. Rollstone Bank & Trust – it’s where you matter most.

For more information please visit their website HERE.

 

 

Longjso Thanks the City of Fitcburg

The Longjo Classic thanks the City of Fitchburg for their longstanding support of the race and the outpouring of help to make this a successful community event.

Fitchburg Mayor Stephen L. DiNatale said, “over the years the Longsjo Classic has become a traditional bicycle stage race for professional and recreational cyclists from around the world. I want to encourage residents in Fitchburg and the region to appreciate this momentous cycling race in North Central Mass and come out to support the amazing racers and overall event. This is quite a sporting event to experience. Whether a cycling enthusiast or not, listening to the sights and sounds of a high speed bike race is exciting. There’ll be much to see and enjoy while strolling around the Longsjo Classic course in downtown Fitchburg. I am certain that nobody will be disappointed!”

Longsjo Classic Announce Date and New Format

Longsjo Classic

The Longsjo Classic Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is pleased to announce that the 58th historic cycling race will take place on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in the City of Fitchburg. This one day event is returning to its place of origin, and home to renowned Olympian Arthur Longsjo, Jr. This year the LOC’s work will focus on reviving participation and bringing new community life to the downtown race, in hopes of returning it to the celebrated spectator event of past years.

As part of the re-tooling of the Classic, the LOC is putting a strong emphasis on increasing community involvement with the race.  To that end, many new events will be taking place during race day at select sites around the course.  Most notable will be the creation of a community area in Boulder Drive’s Putnam Place parking lot.  This location will include a kid’s bike rodeo, River Styx beer garden, food trucks, community expo area and Pro Team parking and expo area.  In addition to the Upper Common, this community area will be an exciting location for bystanders to watch the race.

“This is an exciting time for Fitchburg and the Longsjo Classic,” said Jason Longsjo, President of the Art Longsjo Foundation.  “My family is so proud of this city and this race, we love the new direction.”

Fitchburg Mayor Stephen L. DiNatale said, “over the years the Longsjo Classic has become a traditional bicycle stage race for professional and recreational cyclists from around the world. I want to encourage residents in Fitchburg and the region to appreciate this momentous cycling race in North Central Mass and come out to support the amazing racers and overall event. This is quite a sporting event to experience. Whether a cycling enthusiast or not, listening to the sights and sounds of a high speed bike race is exciting. There’ll be much to see and enjoy while strolling around the Longsjo Classic course in downtown Fitchburg. I am certain that nobody will be disappointed!”

Other plans include a battle of the band’s competition, a street art display similar to the Tour de France, and more.

As part of this new emphasis on the Fitchburg community involvement and the multiyear strategic plan, the LOC has decided to take a step back from the Leominster race this year.  Their hope is to temporarily redirect the focus to Fitchburg before considering to expand it back to Leominster.

For more information, please contact Event Director Reese Brown, reese@longsjo.com, 802-236-3021.

1972 Longsjo Classic

Guiseppi Marinoni wins the Longsjo Classic 45 years ago in 1972.

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