Indy Crit: A Race and Festival for Cycling Enthusiasts July 14
The third annual Indy Criterium is sure to challenge racers and thrill spectators at the July 14 event in University Park in downtown Indianapolis.
For participating cyclists, this race boasts a 0.95 mile closed course with wide lanes and unique figure 8 course that extends to the bricks of Monument Circle. Over $6,000 in cash and prizes are available for the winning.
Race categories include Women and Men's 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 categories; Juniors ages 10-14 and 15-18; Tandems, Courier/ Fixed Gear Relay and Men Masters 35+, 45+ and 55+. Register online at: http://www.truesport.com/register/events/flyer.asp?ID=1686
This event is much more than just a criterium cycling race; it's a whole festival! Bring your family and friends to University Park to enjoy some unique activities along with the racing event.
The morning will start off with an Indy Crit Kick-Off Ride, sponsored by CIBA, at 8:30 a.m. After that, check out the Indianapolis Bicycle Polo Club as they host games and clinics on New York Street inbetween Pennsylvania and Delaware streets from 11- 6:30 p.m. Families can look forward to a free kids race for ages 3-9, safety demonstrations and a scavenger hunt ride throughout the city.
SunKing Brewing Co. will partner with Southern Wine & Spirits for a perfect summer beer garden atmosphere, complete with cornhole tournament, contests and more.
Be sure to check out your favorite food trucks as well: Byrne's Pizza, Circle City Spuds, Mable on the Move, Scouts Treats, Spice Box, Tacos Without Borders and newcomer Nicey Treat.
Proceeds from this cycling race and festival event support FreeWheelin' Community Bikes, which aims to enrich youth with bicycle mechanical and safety programming, to provide the community with bikes that provide fun, affordable, reliable transportation, and to unite the community with neighborhood rides showcasing the attributes Indianapolis offers its citizens.
Support your local cycling community and enjoy this summer tradition! For more information, visit http://www.indycrit.com/.
Photos by Megan Reed