2015 The Vann Knight Tuesday Night World Championship Criterium Training Series 3/10/15 to 9/1/15

 

Try Out the Sport of Bicycle Racing!

March 10th through September 1st, 2015

When: Racing begins March 11th through August 26th, 2014

What: Criterium racing is a mass start bicycle racing format that is extremely popular in America, especially in the Midwest.

Why: Criterium racing is terrific for improving speed, tactics, positioning, handling and fitness.

How it Works: Each race will last a specified duration plus three laps with the last and final lap signalled by the ringing of a bell.

Race Information:

Each evening there will be three races: A, B and C.

  • The "A Race" will be for USA Cycling Category 1, 2 and 3 licensed racers.
  • The "B Race" will be for USA Cycling Category 4 licensed men, Category 1/2/3 licensed women and Masters 30+ Category 1/2/3 men.
  • The "C" Race will be for USA Cycling Category 5 men, Category 4 Women and 1 Day License Holders.

Big Shark will offer two classroom setting training classes in store and two racing clinics at Carondelet Park (off of the bike.) We will cover information that will be very useful to anyone considering racing. Pre-register of just show up!

The Course -The course is an open .7 mile loop with one, downhill fast turn and a bit of elevation gain.  Pavement quality is near perfect and corners are very safe. 

The Perfunctory Stipulation - In exchange for usage of the course, St. Louis City  has requested that local racers simply respect the Park and the residents of the adjacent neighborhood.

Parking-The parking lot and facilities will be available as close to 5:30 pm as possible. Please do not park blocking the one-way access loop on the west side of the course.

Registration will take place on site and open at approximately 5:00 pm each Tuesday.  Registration closes 30 seconds prior to the start of each race. Numbers issued are for the entire series. Fees are as follows:

  • First race of the season: $20
  • All other race nights: $15
  • 2nd Race on the same night: $3
  • Fees include a $4.35 per rider insurance surcharge/BAR fee.

Important!  ALL participants must have a current year license (one day and annuals are available for purchase on site).  Riders must report to registration each evening to be included on the start list.

Primes and Prizes for this year's races are provided by Chef Gerard Craft and Pastaria!

Category

Eligibility

Start Time

Distance

Scoring

 "A" Race

USCF Cat 1/2/3, Women 1/2/3

6:00pm

45 + 3 laps

Top 6

"B" Race

 Cat 4 Men, Women 1/2/3, Men 30+ Cat 1-3

7:00pm

30 + 3 laps

Top 6

"C" Race

Category 5, One Day, Juniors Cat 5, Women 4

5:30pm*/7:40pm

25 +3 laps

Top 6

Fine Print:

  • The "A,"B" and "C" races will each have one 'open' prime.
    The "B" and "C" races and will eavh have one women's prime.
  • The "C" Race will start at 5:30pm March 10th through May 1st. After May 1st it will be held at 7:40pm.

Directions:  Take 44 East to I-55 South. Exit at the Loughborough Exit.  Take the 1st right turn into Carondelet Park. Carondelet Park is also at the Southern termination of Grand Blvd at its intersection with Holly Hills.

Please note: Hazardous riding, unsportsmanlike conduct, and unsafe equipment will not be tolerated. Ride smart, safe, and with respect. The City of St. Louis is offering this park to the competitive cyclists with the stipulation that conduct and behavior enhance the image of the City.


Thanks to R & R Sanitation for supplying our "facilities".


Held under USAC Permit