April 13, 2013
The Dilworth Criterium is an event that is held in in the beautiful tree lined neighborhood of Dilworth, located only minutes from downtown Charlotte. This race has a long history with the Dilworth neighborhood; it initially began as a 1/3 mile hard packed cycling track in September of 1897. In the last 35 years the event has hosted national pro tour teams and cycling stars such as Steve Bauer and George Hincapie! Today's course only has one moderate hill, four left turns, and a large purse, which allows for a very fast and exciting race for the participants and spectators! Come to watch or race and prepare to have fun!
What is a criterium?
A criterium is a bicycle race that is generally less than a mile in length and where cyclists must complete as many laps as possible during an allotted time frame. Depending on category, race distances may vary between 25 and 50 miles in length and the fast pace and high visibility are crowd pleasers!
Why is a criterium so exciting?
Imagine observing a group of extreme athletes pushing their bodies and bikes to speeds of over 40 miles per hour, while maneuvering through tight corners to become the race champion. These athletes not only have to rely on their own personal strength but on their team members to help support them through the race. There are potentials for break aways from the main pack, sprint finishes, and the occasional crash. Some have even compared this type of race as the NASCAR on two wheels! The electricity from this type of event is not only felt by the athletes, but by the crowds that come to cheer them on!
Categories: Juniors 10+ to Pros
$50 - Men Pro, Cat 1, Cat 2 (invite)
$45 - Women Pro, Cat 1, 2, 3
$32 - Masters Men 35+, Masters Men 45+, Men Cat 2 & 3 & 4
$27 - Men Cat 4 (yrs 34- & 35+), Women Cat 3 & 4
Free - Trike Races & Kid Races
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There will be a $5 late fee attached to all online prices.
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