The River City Bicycle Classic criterium is set to take place in Garvin Park on June 9, 2012 as part of Evansville’s Bicentennial celebration. Evansville’s own cycling team, Team Guitar Lab, is pleased to be coordinating this exciting event along with community sponsors and volunteers.
More than 200 professional and amateur cyclists from around the midwest will be descending on Garvin Park for a series of eight high-speed races and competing for cash & prizes. There will also be a celebrity and kid’s race. The event is free and open to the public. Racers can register at www.truesport.com.
The River City Bicycle Classic is a criterium-type cycling event. Criterium racing is purely American and one of the most common forms of competitive cycling in the United States. Designed for spectators, criteriums are races held on short circuits, typically in an urban setting.
The .7 mile closed course features several corners and give spectators the opportunity to view the race from most locations in Garvin Park. In criteriums, the pace is fast from the start as riders average up to 30 miles per hour for the duration of the race. Quick acceleration and keen bike handling skills are paramount to success. These races often end in field sprints and typically a sprinter with the fastest finishing kick will win.
The all day event begins at 10:00 am will feature local restaurant food booths, live music, kids entertainment, and exhibits. It is free and open to the general public.. The Evansville Bicycle Club will also be hosting a kid’s bicycle rodeo teaching bike safety. There will also be kid’s races for ages 2 to 12. Each participant in the bicycle rodeo and the kids race will receive a free bike helmet. The event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Evansville. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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