Photo by Clint Davis (www.clintdavis.net)
The Spartanburg Regional Classic is a closed-circuit, multi-lap cycling race. It will be a featured event in Spartanburg’s largest annual festival, Spring Fling. In addition, it will be included in the USA CRITS Speed Week series, which is guaranteed to draw top national racing teams and international racers.
The race has an officially sanctioned, half-mile course that is unique for its cobblestone start/finish line, open-air plaza center, and dangerously sharp right turns. It is one of many cycling activities held in May as part of National Bike Month.
The event is a major component of the Bike Town initiative, a collaborative campaign that earned the City of Spartanburg its national designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community. That effort is spearheaded by Partners for Active Living (PAL), a nonprofit, 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting active lifestyles in Spartanburg County.
Save the Date for the 2013 Downtown Criterium
May 3, 2013!
Women 3/4 – 4:00pm
Men Cat 4/5 – 4:25pm
Men 45+ – 4:55pm
Men 35+ – 4:55pm
Men Cat 2/3 – 5:35pm
Women Pro/1/2/3 – 7:05pm
Men Pro/1/2 – 8:30pm
Click HERE for the official countdown!
Interested in tailgating at the event?
Learn more about the various venues for watching the event here!
Join us this year in "The George" Spectator Seating Area
on the Corner of Main and S. Converse Streets!
Kid's Corner at Meeting Street Academy!
Safe Kids of Spartanburg Bicycle Safety Rodeo
Register for the Team Spartanburg Kid's Bicycle and Big Wheel Race From 3:30 to 5:30pm
Kid's Race will be held during halftime at approx 6:15pm!
Team Spartanburg Kid's Bicycle and Big Wheel Race (approx 6:15pm)
Mary Black Foundation $1000 Mile Run (approx 6:30pm)
Sponsor B-cycle Relay Race (approx 6:45pm)
We need volunteers for the 2013 Spartanburg Regional Classic!
Interested? Please contact Anne Piacentino
Volunteers receive entry into the VIP Hospitality tent and an event T Shirt!
Thank you to our friend Joe Mullinax for his video of the 2011 Criterium!
The Bike Month events would not be possible without the support of our partners and sponsors.
Our 2013 Sponsors: