Saturday, May 14th Criterium Schedule
|9:00 am||Mixed Junior 15-18||25 minutes|
|9:00 am||Mixed Junior 9-14||25 minutes|
|9:35 am||Men Cat 5||30 minutes|
|10:15 am||Men Cat 4||35 minutes|
|11:00 am||Men Masters 40-44 Cat 1-4||40 minutes|
|11:00 am||Men Masters 45-49 Cat 1-4||40 minutes|
|11:50 am||Men Masters 50-54||35 minutes|
|11:50 am||Men Masters 55-59||35 minutes|
|11:50 am||Men Masters 60+||35 minutes|
|12:35 pm||Men Masters 40+ Cat 4/5||35 minutes|
|1:30 pm||Women Cat 3||35 minutes|
|1:30 pm||Women Cat 4||35 minutes|
|2:15 pm||Women Cat 1/2/3||40 minutes|
|3:05 pm||Men Cat 3||45 minutes|
|4:00 pm||Men Pro/Cat 1/2/3||60 minutes|
Sunday, May 15th Tour de Bay Metric
|8:00 am 62 mile option|
The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) Tour de Bay presented by Hargrove Engineers + Constructors. The event is hosted by Team Share the Road and the Mobile Sports Authority.
The two-day event will be Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2016. Mobile Sports Authority Tour de Bay is sanctioned by USA Cycling and will serve as the 2016 Alabama State Criterium Championship.
On Saturday, May 14, the Alabama State Criterium Championship will begin at 9am. The route is slightly different from last year. The Criterium Start and Finish will still be at Bienville Square on Saturday, May 14. The Ride, on Sunday, May 15 at 8am, will also begin and end in Bienville Square. Choose one of the three distances for the Ride: 62, 22, or 10. Regardless of the distance, the Ride will take you throughout Mobile County.
On May 14 and 15, it will be Pedals to the Metal in downtown Mobile.
Here’s what the racing will be Saturday at Bienville Square: intense, fast-paced, sometimes combative and always fun. A criterium – commonly known as “crits” – challenge riders to make as many laps of a course as they can manage in a relatively short period of time. “They are professionals that participate in this event, they’re out there racing for money and bragging rights,” said Jessica Melton, an event organizer. “Those guys are banging handlebars and rubbing elbows.” A series of races, lasting between 25 and 55 minutes each and divided into various skill categories for men and women, will run between 9 am and 4 pm Saturday, May 14.
Here’s what the ride will be Sunday at Bienville Square: intense, leisurely, fast, slow, competitive, noncompetitive, and fun. The Ride will take riders throughout Mobile County. Riders dictate their distance and their pace. The Ride begins at 8am, Sunday, May 15 and the after party begins at 11am.
Online registration is now open. The entry fee is $25 for the Criterium and $25 for the Ride until May 12. The entry fees for both the Criterium and the Ride is $40 until May 12. After May 12, the fees increase to $30 for the Criterium, $30 for the Ride, and $50 for both the Criterium and the Ride