MSA Tourdebay 2018

Downtown Mobile, AL


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Downtown Mobile AL

Save the date for next year’s MSA Tour de Bay scheduled for May 5-6, 2018!

The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) Tour de Bay will occur on May 6 & 7, 2017. The event is hosted by Team Share the Road and the Mobile Sports Authority and sponsored by Hargrove Engineering.
 Sponsored by:
Hargrove Engineers + Construction
The two-day event will be Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2017. Mobile Sports Authority Tour de Bay is sanctioned by USA Cycling and will serve as the 2017 Alabama State Criterium Championship.

Alabama State Criterium Championship

On Saturday, May 6, the Alabama State Criterium Championship will begin at 10am. The Criterium Start and Finish will be on Dauphin St. at N. Warren St. on Saturday, May 6.

Tour de Bay Ride

The Ride, on Sunday, May 7 at 8am, will begin and end in Bienville Square.  Choose one of the two distances for the Ride:  60 Kilometers Fondo (37.28 miles) or a  22 Mile Fun Ride  Regardless of the distance, the Ride will take you throughout Mobile County.

On May 6  and 7, it will be Pedals to the Metal in downtown Mobile.

Here’s what the racing will be Saturday on Dauphin St. at N. Warren St. in Downtown Mobile:  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 10 am and 6:30 pm Saturday, May 6.

Following the last crit race on Saturday, racers, volunteers, and the public are invited to O’Daly’s for a FREE concert from Infant Richard & The Delta Stones from 7-9 PM

Here’s what the ride will be Sunday at Bienville Square in front of the newly opened Hilton Garden Inn:   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 7 and the after party begins at 11am at The Back Lot Food Truck Park behind Hilton Garden Inn. Food provided by Bacon My Day

Online registration is now open.  The entry fee is $25 for the Criterium and $25 for the Ride until May 1.  The entry fees for both the Criterium and the Ride is $40 until May 1.  After May 1, the fees increase to $30 for the Criterium, $30 for the Ride, and $50 for both the Criterium and the Ride.

Check out the article about Tour de Bay in Access Magazine’s April edition. Visit to find pickup locations across Mobile and Baldwin Counties



Pick up your race packet Friday, May 5 from 4:30-7:30pm at Pinky’s at 659 Dauphin Street (next to the now-closed Union Steakhouse). Your packet includes your dry fit shirt, race information, sponsor information, food and drink discounts.

O'Daly's Irish Bar


Saturday: After Party for Riders, Volunteers, and the Public. Performing behind O’Dalys will be the Band Infant Richard & The Delta Stones from 7-9 PM.
Band is free to all.


Sunday: After the 60k Fondo and 22mi Fun Ride on Sunday, May 7, the after party begins at 11am at The Back Lot Food Truck Park behind Hilton Garden Inn. Food provided by Bacon My Day

Our Sponsors

A big THANK YOU to this year’s title sponsor:

Hargrove Engineers + Construction

MSA Tour de Bay 2017 is hosted by


Thank you to the following sponsors:

Little Red Hen Logo
BFW logo pdf
USA Cycling
Moe's Logo
Hilton Garden Inn
OK Bike Shop
Liquid Lounge
O'Daly's Irish Bar


Sunday, May 7th Tour de Bay Fondo

Saturday, May 6th Criterium Schedule

10:00 am Mixed Junior 15-18 25 minutes
10:00 am Mixed Junior 9-14 25 minutes
10:35 am Men Cat 5 30 minutes
11:15 am Men Cat 4 35 minutes
12:00 pm Men Masters 40-44 Cat 1-4 40 minutes
12:00 pm Men Masters 45-49 Cat 1-4 40 minutes
1:00 pm Men Masters 50-54 Cat 1-5 35 minutes
1:00 pm Men Masters 55-59 Cat 1-5 35 minutes
1:00 pm Men Masters 60+ Cat 1-5 35 minutes
01:55 pm Men Masters 40+ Cat 4/5 35 minutes
2:40 pm Women Cat 3 35 minutes
3:30 pm Women Cat 4/5 35 minutes
4:15 pm Women Cat 1/2/3 40 minutes
5:05 pm Men Cat 3 45 minutes
6:00 pm Men Pro/Cat 1/2/3 60 minutes
Saturday After Party for Riders, Volunteers, and the Public. Performing behind O’Dalys will be the band, Infant Richard & The Delta Stones, from 7-9 PM.
Band is free to all.

Sunday, May 7th Tour de Bay 60 KM Fondo, Fun Ride, and After Party

8:00 am: 60 KM Fondo (37.28 miles) or a  22 Mile Fun Ride
11:00 am: After Party at The Back Lot Food Truck Park behind Hilton Garden Inn. Food provided by Bacon My Day

Downtown Restaurants

Featured Restaurant:

Wintzell’s Oyster House, 605 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36602 – (251) 432-4605


Moe’s BBQ, 701 Spring Hill Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36602



O’Daly’s, Dauphin St. Blues Co., Draft Picks, Hole in the Wall
564 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602 – (251) 725-6429

Five Mobile 609 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602 – (251) 308-3105

Chuck’s Fish 551 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602 – (251) 219-7051


OK Bike Shop 661 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602


Liquid Sushi Lounge, 661 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602


Pinky’s  659 Dauphin St  Mobile, Alabama, AL 36602 – (251) 432-2453


Kazoola Eatery & Entertainment, 558 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602

About MSA & TSR

About The Mobile Sports Authority
The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) is a non-profit sports commission formed in 2008 by the Mobile County Commission. The main mission is to create a positive economic and public relations impact for Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the region through attracting, hosting, managing and supporting sporting events. MSA is the main point of contact for sports and sports-related activities for the Mobile County area. For more information on MSA, please visit

About Team Share the Road
Team Share the Road was organized in May of 2011. We currently have over 500 members and are continuing to grow. The purpose of Team Share the Road is:

1) to educate and promote safe bicycling;
2) to assist in funding for accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians;
3) to assist in funding Complete Streets Projects and Safe Route to Schools Projects;
4) to support the Traffic Safety Center of University of Montevallo and the Child Safety Institute at Children’s Hospital of Alabama;
5) to purchase helmets for those in need;
6) to purchase equipment for indigents’ bicycles; and
7) to conduct instructional safety seminars for bicyclists and motorist of all ages.
8) We worked with local governments in Mobile and Baldwin Counties drafting 3-foot ordinances. Mobile, Chickasaw, and Daphne passed the ordinances. We are continuing to work with the other municipalities. We are on the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and are working with the appropriate officials regarding the accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians in the area.

Two of our Board Members are licensed by the League of American Bicyclists as licensed bicycle instructors. We routinely present Bicycle Skills Classes, Bicycle Maintenance Classes, and Bicycle Rodeos at community events and schools.

Team Share the Roads also holds indigent bicycle maintenance clinics to install lights and performed maintenance on individuals that approached us at designated, informally announced, locations. We conducted Bicycling 101 classes to instruct the youth on the importance of bicycle safety and basic maintenance. We provide helmets to children and adults that do not have resources to purchase a helmet. We distribute safety vests, safety stickers, safety materials and pamphlets of the applicable laws.

Team Share the Road also organizes bicycling events. We organized Criteriums at Sunny South Raceway, organized the Joy to Life Ride, assisted Mobile Infirmary with the Duathlons, coordinated Rides of Silence for Mobile, and organized MSA Tour de Bay Criterium and Metric Century Ride with the Mobile Sports Authority.