The Zeeland Criterium is presented by:
MAIN STREET BICYCLE COMPANY
This is the 4th year for the Zeeland Crit; Michigan’s premier twilight crit. The 2017 date is June 16th, 2017 and will again feature a free 6PM Kids Race, hosted by Main Street Bicycle Co. and 3 professional races with some of the most exciting bicycle race action available in the Midwest. Back again for 2017 is the 8:15PM Tripelroot Fatbike Exhibition Race!
Main Street Bicycle Co. Free 1 Lap Kids Race – 6:00PM
Come on out and ride the same course the Pro racers will ride.
Kids of all ages are welcome. Register in front of Main Street Bicycle. Parent or guardian must sign waiver.
Kids 7 and under will ride a 100 foot long section of the course while kids 7 and over will ride one full lap.
Parents Must sign a waiver for each child. All Kids MUST wear a helmet.
Ribbons will be awarded to each participant.
WHAT IS A CRITERIUM?
A criterium, or crit, is a bike race held on a short course often held on blocked-off city streets. The course is short, usually less than 5 km, and is a closed circuit, where riders complete multiple laps. Riders typically race for a given length of time, then complete a specified number of laps. An example would be a race of 60 minutes plus three laps.
In addition to the typical method of determining a winner — first rider across the finish line — many crits have prizes that can be won while the race is in progress. Called primes (pronounced “preems”), these are given for winning specific laps along the way and are frequently cash prizes or merchandise.