HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A bicycling club is kicking off a racing weekend in Washington County with a race on the streets of downtown Hagerstown.

The Antietam Velo Club says it will hold its Kick-Off Classic Criterium Friday evening on a one-eighth mile circuit along four city streets.

Organizer Joseph Jefferson says more than 150 riders in three classes have pre-registered for the Friday event.

On Saturday and Sunday, the club will hold its three-stage Tour of Washington County starting from locations in Smithsburg, Boonsboro and Williamsport.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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