Above photo by Paul Lyden; other photos by Russ Campbell.
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Hosted by Essex County Velo


GP Beverly Kids Activities
• Kids races on Common 5:10pm, registration 3:30-4:30p
• Kids Parade: 5:45pm ride the adult race course with top pro riders! 

Gran Prix of Beverly
Start/Finish line on Cabot Street
• Amateur Men (Cat 4) 4:15pm
• Masters Men 40+ (Cat 123) 5:05pm
• Elite Women (Cat P123) 5:55pm
• Men (Cat p123) State Championship Race 6:55pm



Paul Boudreau

Executive & Technical Director

As Executive & Technical Director, Paul is responsible for the overall direction of the Gran Prix of Beverly and is the point of contact between the host cycling club Essex County Velo (ECV) and USA Cycling.

Paul has been racing bicycles since 1994 and is the President of Essex County Velo. He has been the race director for the Gran Prix of Gloucester, one of the largest cyclocross races in North America, since its inception in 1999. Paul also helped revive the Witches Cup race in Salem and worked as the Race Director for 2007 and 2008.

When not riding bicycles or enjoying the occasional Belgian beer, Paul is a Senior Human Factors Engineer for a multinational computer technology corporation and lives in Beverly, MA with his wife and their two sons. 

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Chris McKernan

Operations & Expo Director

As Operations and Expo Director, Chris' duties are varied. He is a strategic planner working with Paul on the overall production of the event. Chris can best be described as the fire fighter - working on last minute issues before they become problems. Chris will also use his connections to secure sweet prizes for our non-cash categories and our volunteer raffle. Chris also works directly with vendors in our Expo Area. 



Patrick Cochran


For some, tracking volunteers can be a little like herding cats. For Patrick... well, it's still like hearing cats, but he does it with a smile! Having been involved with GP Beverly and GP Gloucester since 2011, Patrick has been filling in any of the gaps that pop up here and there throughout the planning and implementation of the events.

Outside of the bicycle stuff, Patrick spends the vast majority of his time perfecting his pour over skills and slowly converting any anyone in sight into a Sonos user.

If you're interested in volunteering for GP Beverly, click here: GP Beverly Volunteer Signup

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Don MacQuarrie


As a lifelong resident of Beverly, Don is uniquely qualified to serve as the liason between the Gran Prix of Beverly organizers and the City of Beverly.

After many years as a runner Don has been involved in recreational riding for many years. This includes participating in a number of cycling events including five PMC’s and riding Cycle Oregon 12 times, a Northwest Classic. He enjoys following the sport’s racing scene and participates in local events and organizations.

More about the Garden City

Beverly offers residents and visitors alike a unique coastal experience only 22 miles from Boston. Once known as "The Gold Coast" many beautiful coastal homes still exist today along beautiful Route 127--local cyclists may cruise from Beverly to Rockport along some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. From a recreational standpoint, Beverly offers thirty parks, nine beaches, five marinas, a public golf and tennis club, and numerous restaurants and shops. Five MBTA stations with direct access to Boston and other local areas, make Beverly an easy and enjoyable destination not to be missed!!

For a city of about 40,000 residents Beverly has a surprising number of pro cyclists calling this slice of heaven home. Tim Johnson, Lyne Bessette, Jesse Anthony and Shawn Milne all accomplished professional cyclists have called Beverly home.