Cyclists from across the state will compete on June 10 at the Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest in downtown Wheat Ridge. During each of the day’s races, participants ride as many laps of the 1.5 …
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Cyclists from across the state will compete on June 10 at the Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest in downtown Wheat Ridge. During each of the day’s races, participants ride as many laps of the 1.5 mile circuit as possible within the time limit. This ensures a lot of action and excitement for spectators and athletes. This year, the Ridge at 38 Criterium will act as the Colorado Criterium State Championships.
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The course begins and ends at Wheat Ridge Cyclery, the event’s Presenting Race Sponsor. Riders, both elite and amateur, will race with staggered start times, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each race takes about 40 to 60 minutes. Prizes range from gift cards and merchandise to $500 cash. The Ridge at 38 Criterium is proud to offer gender parity in prizes, meaning the winner in the top male and female categories will receive $500.
Back this year is the accompanying brewfest. Twelve Colorado microbreweries will offer 8-ounce tasters of their beer. The Brewfest will be between Teller and Reed Street, 2-8 p.m. Spectators will be able grab a beer sample and wander over to the race course to enjoy the action. Applejack Wine and Spirits is this year’s Presenting Brewfest and Cowbell sponsor and with their generous support 2,000 cowbells will be distributed to spectators to help them cheer on racers.
The event also includes a festival for all ages and interests. The Infinitus Fun Ride, sponsored by Infinitus Pie will take place at 12:45 p.m. This all-ages community bike ride will allow participants to ride the race course with family and friends. The Kids’ Zone will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will include face painting, a bouncy castle, and crafts by Teller Street Gallery and Studios. The Vendor Market will run from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event headliner, Tunisia will perform a variety of musical styles on 38th Avenue from 6 to 8 p.m.
There will be extra event parking in several locations along 38th Avenue. Cycling to the event is encouraged, and there will be plentiful bike parking on the Green on Ridge at 38 (7101 W 38th Avenue).
Learn more about the event and register to race at Ridgeat38.com/Criterium.
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