The 10th annual Proctor Criterium is coming to Proctor District and it will make for a great day for people of all ages. A criterium is a timed bike race, not based on distance, with riders making short loops on about a one-mile raceway. This fast paced and exciting race offers lots to see, as riders don’t whiz by just once, but in lap after lap to ultimately be the first one over the finish line.
Happening on Sunday, June 30, noon to 7 p.m. at Proctor Station, 3816 N. 26th St., the route is a closed course consisting of four turns in a rectangular shape – along North 26th Street, a right on North Madison Street, a right on North 27th Street, a right on North Washington Street and back to North 26th Street for another lap.
The Proctor Criterium is not just a hardcore racing event – there is a beginners event, some silly events, a kids race, a vintage category for bikes that are 25 years and older, food vendors and more, making for the perfect opportunity at an introduction into the sport. Once the race ends, there are cash and merchandise awards for the winners. And with the many restaurants, shops and activities, there’s plenty to do in Proctor District after the race too.
Online registration is open at https://legacy.usacycling.org. Entry fee is $30 per person for the criterium, $5 for kids race and vintage race is $5. Online entry closes at noon the day before the race, June 29, with the entry fee at $40 day of the race in cash or check only (there is an ATM within a block of registration).
Learn more at https://tacomacriterium.com.