The focus of this annual, three day race series is the 50 mile Kugler-Anderson Criterium race in downtown Somerville on Memorial Day. The Tour of Somerville is America's oldest bicycle race having been first held in 1940. The race regularly features international, Olympic and America's best pro and elite racers. Last year our Ian Whaley placed third in the Saturday night "street sprint."
The region's premier cycling event occurs over two days, and features Sunday's 100 KM Clarendon Cup Criterium which is known as one of the most difficult and technical races in the country.
This 75 minute "four corner" criterium circles Marcus Garvey Park in the Harlem section of New York City in a neighborhood of beautiful brownstone homes. This year the race also features the "Nelson Vails Fixed Gear Criterium" during which racers participate on track bicycles which can't coast and don't utilize brakes.
The Valley Preferred Cycling Center (or "TTown") is a bicycle velodrome (oval track) located in the Lehigh Valley where international and Olympic racers hone their bicycle racing skills. Many of our elite racers were born on the track, and will spend considerable time competing there this season with a focus on this Friday night series of "scratch" races. This particular evening is sponsored by Doylestown Bike Works and will include an old-fashioned, Pennyfarthing race on the track. Join us for a family-friendly at one of the beautiful venues in the state.
This two day festival culminates for us in Sunday's West Reading Criterium and the 2.4 mile Mt. Penn Hill Climb to the William Penn Fire Tower. In only it's third year, the event has grown enormously successful boasting $10,000 in prize money for both men's and women's contestants in a number of events spanning many disciplines of cycling while directly benefiting at-youth risk programming in the City of Reading.
Thousands of race spectators will get an up close view of our team racing at speed's up to 35 mph in the Iron Hill Pro Men's Criterium in downtown West Chester. Last year our Chris Meacham was in perfect position in the closing laps to go for the win when a racer in front of him crashed, causing him to crash in turn. Chris excels on these types of fast, technical courses and we hope to put him back in position to go for the win in 2019.
This race will always get a big red circle on our calendar each year. Both our amateur and elite racers will be out on our own hometown course in the middle of the always popular Discover Doylestown Arts Festival. This is in our humble opinion the toughest, most technical criterium course of the season and at 75 KM one of the longest. Can't wait for Doylestown!
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Meet the members of our elite cycling team. Our mission is to promote active, healthy lifestyles in our community through bicycle racing. We do this by providing a team program that encourages diverse participation and is sustained through partnerships with local institutions and businesses
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