Snake Alley Criterium
Burlington
, Iowa
Saturday May 28, 2016

 

Event

Entry Fee

Length

Prizes

Places

1st Place

Start Time

Field Limit

Juniors 9 -12 *

$15

4 laps

$50

3

$25

8:30 am

50

Juniors 13-14 *

$15

4 laps

$50

3

$25

8:30 am

50

Juniors 15+ *

$15

8 laps

$300

10

$50

9:00 am

100

Masters 50+

$30

8 laps

$500

10

$100

9:30 am

75

Women Category 2/3 **

$30

6 laps

$500

7

$200

10:00 am

100

Masters 40+

$30

12 laps

$500

10

$100

10:25 am

75

Women Category 4

$25

6 laps

$200

5

$75

10:55 am

75

Category 5 & Citizens$156 lapsBrick/Medals711:25 am75

Mountain Bike Cobble Climb
Kids Races

 

 

 

 

12:00 Noon

 

Category 4

$25

12 laps

$500

10

$75

1:15 pm

75

Category 3 **

$30

15 laps

$1,000

15

$200

1:55 pm

150

Women Category 1, 2 & 3 & PRO

$35

12 laps

$2,500

15

$1,500

2:55 pm

150

Category 1, 2, & PRO

$45

20 laps

$5,000

20

$1,500

3:40 pm

150


* Medals 3 places, RDRS race categories Junior men/women 9-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18

Organized by BikeBurlington, Inc. and Downtown Partners, Inc.    -       Held under USAC permit #2016-454.  One day permits are $10.
Online Registration at www.usacycling.org.  Direct link at www.snakealleycriterium.com.

Online registration cutoff May 21, 2016 - 5 am central time.  $10 late fee for race day entries.  Entry fee includes $3.75 rider insurance surcharge.

 

The Snake Alley Criterium is held on a fifteen block course, with differences in elevation from 555 feet to 678 feet. The course is entirely on city streets, mostly in a downtown commercial area. A one block long climb is on the historic brick street named Snake Alley, dubbed "the crookedest street in the world." The 276 foot long Snake Alley has 5 switchbacks in a sixty foot climb. The average grade is 12.5 percent in that one block. Bring a suitable gear cluster for that kind of climbing. This is one of the most physically challenging races in the Midwest.

 

Race Rules:


Registration is from 7:30 am at the Steamboat Senior Center - 501 Jefferson Street - Downtown Burlington. You must pick up your numbers before the close of registration for your event. Registration closes 1 hour before the scheduled start time for each event. If you fail to pick up your number on time, you may forfeit your entry fee and your number will be offered to riders on any waiting lists. You will not be allowed to race if you do not have your racing license. You are required to show your license to registration officials before you are given your number.

Riders will be staged in order of registration.

NO FREE LAP at the Snake Alley Criterium

You must wear an approved helmet and have it properly fastened at all times you are on a bicycle at a race. This includes while warming up, on or off the course.

Photo finish at all criteriums and road races for the weekend.

Your racing license must be presented to collect any prizes. Prizes may be paid by check, you maybe required to sign a receipt. Prizes of $600 or more are reported to the Internal Revenue Service for which Social Security Numbers will be requested.

NO REFUNDS, in accordance with USAC rules. All USAC rules to apply.

Course is located at Jefferson and Fifth Streets in Burlington, Iowa. Take US Highway 34 downtown. From the west, take the "last Iowa exit". From the east take the first Iowa exit. Take Main Street south to Washington Street, then turn east and park on the riverfront. Absolutely no warming up on the course before 8:45 am or during the noon break.

The Nick's Cycling & Fitness Cobble Climb is a 2 block long time trial straight up an incredibly steep & lumpy alley.  The first block is an easy brick surface, while the second block is paved with ancient & huge cobble stones.  A mountain bike with big tires and suspension is highly recommended.  Special Fat Tire Class and great prizes this year!  Experience hundreds of screaming fans right at your elbows while you try to stay upright.  GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!

Historic Burlington is a picturesque city on the Mississippi River. There are many side attractions of interest for the bicycle racer or enthusiast including parks, museums and galleries. Call the Burlington Area Visitor's Bureau for information on the Burlington area 319-752-6365 www.visitburlingtoniowa.com

Steve Hexom will be providing live radio coverage of the Burlington Road Race Friday night from 4:15 pm and the Snake Alley Criterium Saturday from 9:00 am! KBUR News Radio 1490 AM - KGRS The New Mix 107.3 FM - KBKB The Bull 101.7 FM