NASCAR on 2 Wheels!
Watch 100 plus cyclists attempt 90 degree turns elbow to elbow at over 40 miles per hour on a road course arranged through downtown Mocksville at the 2010 Giordana Crossroads Classic bicycle race and festival on Tuesday, August 3rd. At these speeds there is always a little bumping and banging, sometimes even a few crashes.
What is a criterium bike race and why is it exciting?
A criterium style bike race is a circuit race held on downtown streets or a business park, usually less than 1 mile in length and closed to traffic. The 100 plus person “peloton” or group of cyclists, based on category, race between 25 and 40 miles around the twisting course. The short, four corner rectangle in Mocksville will allow spectators to witness the exciting strategies of the teams as they draft off each other, try to break away, and get their teammate to the finish line first.
Supercar Sensations Pace Cars
New for 2010, “Supercar Sensation” will be providing the pace cars for the event. A Lamborghini Gallardo, a Ferrari F430 and a Porsche 911 Turbo will be leading cyclists around downtown Mocksville.
Event director, Neal Boyd says, “Not only we will have some of the fastest men in the world on bicycles, we will have the fastest pace cars in the world at the 2010 Crossroads Classic.”
Amateur Heats and Pro Teams Featured!
The Mocksville Criterium will kick off in downtown Mocksville Tuesday evening August 3 at 6:15PM with the first of three amateur events. The races will get faster as the sun sets with the feature Pro race highlighting the evening at 8:45PM. The Pro event will feature Team Mountain Khakis , Team Type 1 and Giordana-Clif Bar Cycling Teams. The professional cyclists will hit the street corners at 40 miles per hour and reach between 40 and 45 miles per hour in the finishing sprint. This is not a sport for the weak-hearted.
Fun for the Entire Family!
Not only is the event thrilling to watch, this is a great opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about one of the fastest growing sports in America. The entire event is FREE to the public. There will be FREE races for the kids of all ages at 6:45PM and additional entertainment for the kids with their giant inflatable slide, moonwalk, and other festive toys.
This is one event you don’t want to miss.
Come on out Tuesday evening with the whole family, grab dinner and ice cream in downtown Mocksville, and check out the fast action of the World’s top cyclists and the exotic pace cars provided by Supercar Sensation. The course start/finish will be located on Main St, by the downtown square.
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Pictures from 2009 Crossroads Criterium in Mocksville