Tuesday, July 30th
On Tuesday, July, 30th, professional cyclists from around the world will fill the streets of Mocksville with color, excitement, and speed, as they battle each other for position at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour.
Professional athletes are once again bringing the excitement of world class competition to the streets of historic downtown Mocksville for the Giordana Crossroads Classic Professional Bike Race presented by Charlotte Sports Cycling.
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 2013 Giordana Crossroads Classic bicycle race and family festival. 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 closed to traffic. The 80 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.
The Downtown Mocksville Criterium will kick off Tuesday afternoon July 30 at 6:15 PM, with three amateur events. The races will continue to get faster as the sun sets, as the highlight of the evening, the Pro race starts at 8:45 PM. The Pro event will feature nationally acclaimed teams such as: BMC Development, Mountain Khakis and Giordana-Clif Bar. These races are not for the weak-hearted, as the racers will have to take chances to get out in front, while hitting speeds of up to 45 miles per hour!
5:15 PM – Street Closure
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Kids Entertainment and FREE Sponsor Area
6:15 PM – Cat 4/5 Amateur Race
6:45 PM – FREE Kids Race for ALL Abilities
7:00 PM Masters Race
7:50 PM Cat 3 Amateur Race
8:45 PM Feature Professional Race
This event is not only thrilling to watch, but is a great opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about one of the fastest growing sports in America. The races are FREE to the public and we will even have FREE races for kids of all ages at 6:45PM. Local vendors will provide entertainment for the kids with their giant inflatable slide, moonwalk, and other festive toys.
This is one event you don’t want to miss! For maps of the race course and more information on the event, check out www.crossroadscyclingclassic.com
Amateur Heats and Pro Teams Featured!
The Mocksville Criterium will kick off in downtown Mocksville Tuesday evening July 30th 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 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.