Belmont Criterium
Presented by Carolinas Healthcare System
Professional Cycling is Coming Back to Belmont on Sunday, April 13, 2014!
Belmont, NC will host its second annual competitive bicycle criterium race through the streets of downtown on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The Belmont Criterium presented by Carolinas HealthCare System will be part of the Charlotte-Belmont Omnium, partnering with the Dilworth Criterium and the Novant Health Criterium for the most exciting weekend of bicycle racing in the Carolinas! If you wish to register for the races, please click here.

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What's a criterium?

America has a rich history of criterium racing, a unique form of cycling that stresses high-speed racing, contested amidst a thriving urban atmosphere. Criterium racing’s ability to combine the most exciting elements of popular sports with the large-scale appeal of downtown arts and music festivals has made it the most enduring form of cycling in North America with an ever-growing following of fans. Because these races are historically run on short laps through city streets, this has made the criterium format the most spectator-friendly form of cycling.

Tell me about the course.

Beautiful Historic Downtown Belmont is the perfect setting for a criterium event.  We have designed a course that will prove challenging for the participants and exciting for spectators.

The start/finish line will be directly in front of City Hall.  The course will begin north on Main Street and then turn right on Woodrow Avenue.  A quick right on Davis and a left on Kenwood will take the racers to Glenway.  The course will follow Glenway back to Main Street with an uphill finish at City Hall. A map of the course is below.
What can I expect?

The day will begin at 12 pm with a series of amateur cycling races on the closed downtown course. The professional criterium races will begin at 5 pm on streets north of the railroad tracks. The women's professional race will begin at 5 pm and the men's professional race will begin at 6 pm.

We have a hospitality area with food and drinks for sale, Kids Zone, and Wellness Expo, in the Standard Distributors Infield on Catawba Street. King BMX will also perform a BMX stunt show on South Main Street.
 

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