Criterium racing has gained huge popularity in the US, and for good reason. This is fast-paced, non-stop action from start to finish as riders turn themselves inside-out on a short loop course on closed city streets. Races are 30-90 minutes long, with riders completing a lap in approximately two minutes–so you can see the action throughout the race from anywhere on course.
This is a bike race made for spectators, and it won’t disappoint. Enjoy our festival-like atmosphere complete with a beer garden, music, and free kids race at noon. Admission is free! Racing happens all day long with the first race at 9AM and last race at 5:45PM.
- Elite 5: 9am
- 45+ 3/4: 9:45am
- Women 3/4/5: 10:35am
- 35+ 3/4: 11:25am
- Kids races: ~12:30pm
- 45+ and 55+ 1/2/3: 12:50pm
- Elite 4/5: 1:45pm
- 35+ 1/2/3: 2:35pm
- Women Pro/1/2/3: 3:35pm
- Elite 3: 4:45pm
- Pro/1/2: 5:45pm
For those new to bike racing: amateur racers in the USA are categorized from 1 (experts) to 5 (beginners), with an additional category for professional racers.
Some races are age-limited as well, so the 35+ 3/4 race is for category 3 or 4 racers who are 35 years or older.
Join us July 15 as we fly through the streets of historic Lakeport, CA for NorCal’s most scenic and thrilling crit. This is the inaugural edition of our criterium, and it’s going to be a blast with huge prize purses, tons of primes, and a festival-like atmosphere!
Be sure to check out our Visitor Guide for pro tips to make your weekend a great one.