Inaugural Port City Criterium Slated for May 13 in Downtown Muskegon

(Muskegon, MI) – Muskegon will host Michigan’s newest criterium bicycle race. The .8 mile, closed-circuit course is starting and finishing on Western Avenue in the heart of downtown. The races are shorter than traditional road races. A CRIT offers higher-than-average speeds and much more intensity, making it a fan favorite to watch. The counter-clockwise course has a short kicker and fast finishing stretch. Races are timed for 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on the category. Registration is now open with cash prizes and medals being offered for many categories and experience levels. There is a limit of 100 riders in most races/categories. USA Cycling rules apply and any unlicensed riders can purchase a one-day Category 5 license to compete.

Categories include: • Junior Men & Women • Women (Cat. 3,4,5) • Men (Cat. 4,5)

• Masters 40+/50+ (Cat. 1-4) • Kids Races • Master 30+ (Cat. 1-4)

• Women (Cat. 1,2,3) • Men (Cat. 3,4) • Pro (Cat. 1,2,3)

Whether an experienced competitor or new to racing, the course provides the best of both worlds. Downtown businesses are partnering to create an exciting atmosphere for both spectators and competitors. Viewers will be able to walk along the boundaries of the race track as the cyclists race by on the course. An After Party is planned for those over 21, featuring pizza from Top Shelf and award-winning craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing.

Registration/Pricing: • Kids Races – Free • Women (Cat. 3,4,5) – $25 • Men (Cat. 4,5) – $25
• All other categories – $35 • Second Race – $15 • $10 late fee day of registration

Location: Muskegon Convention & Visitors Bureau 610 W. Western Avenue Muskegon, MI 49440

Start Times Range: • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

For more information or volunteer details, visit www.portcitycrit.com. Major sponsors include Staples, Core Realty Partners, Nichols, Andrie Inc., Arconic, Lorin Industries, Tyler Sales, ProMed, Mart Dock, Pigeon Hill Brewing, and Rock-n-Road Cycle.