Wilkes-Barre Criterium State Cycling Championships

Featured — By on September 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm

The Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania USA Cycling Criterium State Championships will be held on Saturday, September 4, in downtown Wilkes-Barre as part of The Wilkes-Barre Health & Fitness Festival.

Bicycle races will be held throughout the day from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning on River Street in Wilkes-Barre. The races will culminate in the Criterium beginning at 5 pm.

For those of you who haven’t experienced a cycling criterium, it’s like NASCAR racing on bikes. The race will feature 100 cyclists riding in a tight pack at speeds averaging 30+ mph. The course runs around Public Square, down River Street and up Main Street for 40 laps.

Online registration closes at noon on Friday; fees range from $10 (youth events) to $39 (pro event). Winners will receive cash prizes.

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  • Katie Bright says:

    Will the Wilkes-Barre Criterium State Cycling Championships be held again over Labor Day Weekend, 2011?
    If so, could you email me the exact dates, and any information about the race.
    I would also be interested in any other events/festivals scheduled for 2011.
    Thank you,

    Katie Bright

  • Hi Katie, I’m not sure yet about the 2011 Cycling Championships. Keep checking back for any updates on that and all 2011 events :)

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