Get ready for the adrenaline rush at the CRIT Championship in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 21! Whether you're a participant or a spectator, this epic event has something for everyone.
About CRIT Championship:
The CRIT Championship is not just a race; it's a celebration of American cycling and culture. Spearheaded by professional cyclist Justin Williams, this event offers a unique race route through St. Petersburg's vibrant EDGE District, surrounded by local restaurants, breweries, and bars. It's a fusion of athleticism, art, and culture, fostering inclusivity and celebrating diverse cultures.
HERE'S THE FULL SCHEDULE:
St. Pete FUNdo Start - 9:15 AM 3 hour time limit
5K Run - 9:30AM
Women's Open Cat 2/3/4 (45 min) 12:20PM - 1:05PM
Men's Open Cat 3/4/5 (45 min) 1:15PM - 2:00PM
Men's Masters 40+, Master 50+ and Master 60+ (45 min) 2:10PM - 2:55PM (Separate scoring)
Men's and Women's Fixed Gear Open (25 min) 3:05PM - 3:30PM (Separate scoring)
Kids Ride ages 2-12 (15 min) 3:40PM - 3:55PM
Women's Pro Race (70 min) 4:15PM - 5:25PM INVITE ONLY
Men's Pro Race (70 min) 5:50PM - 7:00PM INVITE ONLY
Admission is free for spectators, with Reserved Premium and VIP options available for purchase on TIXR.
ABOUT THE CRIT-SPONSORED FUNDO COMMUNITY RIDE
Kick off the day at 9:15 am with a 23 and 46-mile community ride through the beautiful St. Petersburg landscape. Each participant receives:
- Custom Jersey from Pedal Mafia (First 500 registrations)
- Fully Supported Course
- Coffee and Donut Start Line Party
- Fresh Green Bench Brew Post Event
- Finish Line Festival with complimentary food and access to Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Exclusive Merchandise, and Reserved Viewing Area for Professional Events
What Is CRIT Racing?
Criteriums, also known as "crits," are changing race culture for the better. Instead of slogging up remote mountains, CRITS speed through downtown streets like getaway cars, taking tight turns at 30mph with fields of hundred racers or more. The biggest events are late at night, under stadium lights enveloped by spectators with raucous MCs and light shows. The experience is delightfully manic. A lapped race on a closed-circuit set-in cities. Laps are usually a half-mile to 1.5 miles long, typically with 4-6 turns. Total race distance is usually 15 miles (beginner) to 60 miles (professional); approximately 25 minutes to 1 hour 55 minutes. Short and spicy.
How much does it cost to attend the event?
The event is free to the public, with a number of VIP options available for purchase. Pricing for VIP is $99 and Reserved Premium for $35.
What are the VIP passes for the event?
While the event is free to spectators, there are two options for those wishing to enhance their experience.
Reserved Premium ($35): Premium viewing from turn 2, access to a private bar, food vendors, and a complimentary drink of your choice
VIP ($99): Breathtaking views from turn 1, open bar, food vendors, and access to exclusive race merchandise
Don't miss the CRIT Championship, where sportsmanship and the love of bike racing come together in St. Petersburg. Visit critchampionship.com for the full schedule and follow @CRITChampionship on Instagram for updates.
Reserved Viewing: USD 35.00,
VIP: USD 99.00,
Community Ride: Gran Fundo 23: USD 119.00,
Community Ride: Gran Fundo 46: USD 119.00,
5K Run: USD 50.00,
Men's Fixed Gear Open: USD 50.00,
Women's Fixed Gear Open: USD 50.00,
Women's Open Category: USD 50.00,
Men's Open Category: USD 50.00,
Men's Masters 40+, Master 50+, and Master 60+: USD 60.00
Date and Time: 21st October 2023 at 9:15 am to 8:40 pm