2018 race date: Saturday, June 9
Mark your calendar and plan to join us at the CyclingLawyer.com Criterium on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
The day of competition is affiliated with the MBRA point series, attracts more than 200 racers, and offers $5,000 in cash prizes. Races begin at 8 a.m. on a 1.1-mile circuit around WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the Business Technology and Research Park. The circuit features three 90-degree and multiple sweeping turns that excite spectators, as well as racers.
Gift cards valued at $25 will be awarded to the first 25 new cyclists to register for the race. All returning cyclists who register will be entered into a drawing to receive a $100 Visa gift card, courtesy of Discover Kalamazoo.
Kids bike skills and youth racing clinic
Friday evening, June 8, TEAM Athletic Mentors/Greenware USA professionals will host a kid's bike skills clinic for children of all ages to improve their biking skills and a youth racing clinic for ages 12-18. The skills clinic is not focused on racing, it’s all about having fun on two or four wheels. At noon on Saturday, we invite kids ages 2-12 to participate in a free kids race. Registration information.
SW Michigan Cycling Weekend
The Criterium and the clinics are part of SW Michigan Cycling Weekend planned for Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10. In addition to the events listed above, the weekend will include Race for Wishes in Lawton, Michigan. Race for Wishes is the host of the 2018 Michigan Road Race State Championships and the state's first road race of the season.
Thank you to our 2018 Criterium Title Sponsor—Attorney Chuck F. Grzanka and CyclingLawyer.com—experts in cycling law and advocacy.
Billy's Bike Shop, Custer Cyclery, Village Cyclery and Zoo City Cycle and Sports, Gordon Water, PNC Bank, Team Clark Logic, WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Innovation Center,