2011 The Ardie Miller Memorial Belleville Bicycle Race

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2011 Ardie Miller Memorial Belleville Bicycle Race

Pro/Am Cycling Race

Sunday, May 1st, Belleville, Illinois

$1999 in Cash and Prizes

Start Time Category Distance Place/Prizes Field Limit
7:30 am Registration Opens Closes 20 minutes prior to each race
8:30 am Juniors/Women Cat 4 30 minutes + 3 laps Medals/$99/3 50
9:15 am USAC Category 4/5 35 minutes + 3 laps 5/$200 75
10:00 am Master's 40+ (Cat 1-4) 40 minutes + 3 laps 5/$200 100
11:00 am Women's Open 40 minutes + 3 laps 5/$300 100
12:00 pm Master's 40+ (Cat 4/5) 40 minutes + 3 laps 5/$200 75
1:00 pm Children's Races Sprints by Age Group Ribbons None
1:30 pm USAC Category 3/4 40 minutes + 3 laps 5/$300 100
2:30 pm Master's 50+ (Cat 1-4) 40 minutes + 3 laps 5/$200 100
3:30 pm USAC Category 1/2/3 60 minutes + 3 laps 10/$500 150
5:00 pm Awards Ceremony Post Race Party TBD

Race Information

Course Description: A 6+ turn technical criterium with an uphill finish along the historic streets of Downtown Belleville, Illinois.

Directions and Race Information: From St. Louis take Highway 40 across the Mississippi River into Illinois. Take Highway 64 South to the I-159 Exit and then head South to Downtown Belleville. The race course is immediately West of the round-about on Highway 159 in Belleville's town center.

Take the Metrolink- you can take public transit to the event from St.Louis. Only 35 minutes!

Things to Know: Breakfast will be available for at Seven Restaurant and Lounge after 8:00 am- a few blocks East of the race course. 7 South High Street. And...Post Race Party with specials. It's a great place with great food. Trust us.

Race Flyer: Download the PDF HERE

Registration Information:

  • Pre-Registration will be at There will be an online surcharge for pre-registration.  There will be day-of registration on-site.
  • Fields will fill up, so register early. Last Day of Online Registration is April 28th, 2010. Bicycle race entry is $30. If you would like to race in a 2nd event the race entry will be $15.
  • Race Day regitration will be just south of the Finish Line at 201 West Main.
  • Race Day registration will close 20 minutes prior to each event.
  • Questions: Race Director, Louis Stiffelman, or Event Director, Mike Weiss, 
  • Sponsorship inquiries? Louis Stiffelman, 
  • Kid's Races are $5 and will include an event T-Shirt and Awards. You can register ON SITE ONLY( race day.)
  • Helmets are Required for all races- including Children's events.
  • Adults racers without a USAC license must purchase a 1 day license for $10 at registration and race Cat 5 or Cat 4/5.

About Ardie Miller:

We are proud to hold this race in memory of Ardie Miller. Ardie, by all accounts, was a lifelong Belleville community member who set the standard for being a quality, exceptional person. We think he would have enjoyed seeing this event come to Belleville, and we hope you agree.

September 5th, 1954 - December 27th, 2005

1972 Graduate of BTHS, Co-Owner of Bell City Battery Co, Motorcycle Racer, Private Pilot, Avid Skeet Shooter, Certified Welder, Machinist and an amazing fix-it man. When Ardie completed a repair job it was better than new. A cyclist who proudly rode a Ross bicycle with 9,897.2 miles on the mechanical odometer. A man who gave freely of his time to the community and anyone who needed a hand. A loving Father and Husband. A Friend.



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Interested in Being a Sponsor?

Sponsorship Levels: If you are interested in sponsoring the inaugural Belleville Bicycle Race please email race director Louis Stiffelman,

Gold (Title Sponsorship): $1000

  • Race Title Naming Rights
  • Logo Prominent on Website
  • Logo Prominent on Flyer
  • Logo Prominent on Poster
  • Logo Prominent on Event Shirt
  • 2 Banners at Start/Finish
  • PAA's Through Race
  • 10' x 10' Expo Tent at Start/Finish

Silver (Presenting Sponsorship): $500

  • Race Presenting Naming Rights
  • Logo as Presenting on Website
  • Logo as Presenting on Flyer
  • Logo as Presenting on Poster
  • Logo as Presenting on Event shirt
  • 1 Banner at Start/Finish
  • PAA's Throughout Race
  • 10' x 10' Expo Tent at Start/Finish

Bronze :$250

  • Logo as on Website
  • Logo on Flyer
  • Logo on Poster
  • Logo on Event Shirt
  • 1 Banner at Start/Finish
  • PAA's at Race

Supporting: $100

  • Logo on Website
  • Logo on Flyer
  • Logo on Event Shirt
  • PAA's at Race