What makes this race unique?
The Media Hometown Cycling Classic is the first sanctioned bike race of its kind, called a “criterium,” in Delaware County. The race is sanctioned by USA Cycling and is part of the PA Cycling Association’s points championship series.
What time does the racing start?
The first race kicks off at 8:30AM
Can I register to ride?
You need to be a licensed pro or a have a USA Cycling amateur racing license to register.
If you have a child 5 to 8 years of age, the Kids Klassic starting at 2:30pm is for them! Please register here. We’d love to have you come out and cheer on the cyclists even if you are not qualified to race!
What does it cost to participate?
The Nemours duPont Kids Klassic is FREE for all participants between the ages of 5-6 and 7-8.
Prices for licened participants range from $30-$45 depending on category.
What streets will be affected?
Jackson and Monroe Streets, from Front to 6th Streets. Street closures will go from 6:30AM to 6:30PM, Saturday June 30. If you are a resident on one of these streets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What’s a criterium?
A criterium is a type of bicycle road race. It’s typically a closed course on urban streets, from half a mile to three miles in length, and racers do multiple laps. Racers must have excellent technical skills for the high-speed cornering and tight maneuvering, and incredible fitness to match every acceleration as the strongest riders try to escape. Popular since the 1920’s, criterium racing is the heart of American cycling. Every weekend (seasonally in colder climates), there are criterium races in towns and cities all across the US.
What if my kid loves bike racing and wants to dive in?
If your kid is eight or younger, encourage them to ride lots and practice their bike-handling and bike safety skills. They can test their progress at the Kid’s Klassic each year, and at similar local bike races that you’ll find on https://www.bikereg.com. Kids nine years and older are eligible to get a Junior’s racing license from USA Cycling (https://www.usacycling.org/) and compete in local events that have Junior’s races. Junior racers compete in categories consisting of two-year increments, up to 18 years of age.
Are you looking for volunteers?
Yes! Please email email@example.com for more information on how you can get involved.