2nd Annual Port City Criterium Slated for May 6 in Downtown Muskegon

(Muskegon, MI) – Downtown Muskegon will host the 2nd Annual Port City Criterium on Sunday, May 6. The .8 mile, closed-circuit course is starting and finishing on Western Avenue in the heart of downtown. The races are shorter than traditional road races. A CRIT offers higher-than-average speeds and much more intensity, making it a fan favorite to watch. The counter-clockwise course has a short kicker and fast finishing stretch. Races are timed for 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on the category.

NEW to the CRIT is a free women’s pre-race clinic with Pro Cyclist and Olympic Gold Medalist, Mackenzie Woodring at 830 am. Raffle prizes and free race entry will be awarded to juniors (ages 10-17), Ladies Cat 5, and Ladies Masters 45+ who attend.

Registration is now open with over $4,000 in cash prizes and medals being offered for many categories and experience levels. There is a limit of 100 riders in most races/categories. USA Cycling rules apply and any unlicensed riders can purchase a one-day Category 5 license to compete.

Categories include:
• Junior Men & Women
• Women (Cat. 3,4,5)
• Men (Cat. 4,5)
• Masters 40+/50+ (Cat. 1-4)
• Kids Races
• Masters 30+ (Cat. 1-4)
• Women (Cat. 1,2,3)
• Men (Cat. 3,4)
• Pro (Cat. 1,2,3)

Whether an experienced competitor or new to racing, the course provides the best of both worlds. Downtown businesses are partnering to create an exciting atmosphere for both spectators and competitors. Viewers will be able to walk along the boundaries of the race track as the cyclists race by on the course. A Cinco de Mayo “race packet pickup” party is planned on May 5 for racers and fans featuring pizza from Top Shelf, award-winning craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing, and raffle prizes.

• Kids Races – Free
• Women (Cat. 3,4,5) – $25
• Men (Cat. 4,5) – $25
• All other categories – $35
• Second Race – $15
• $20 late fee day of registration

Muskegon Convention & Visitors Bureau
610 W. Western Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440

Start Times Range:
• 8:40 am – 3:30 pm

For more information or volunteer details, visit www.portcitycrit.com. Major sponsors include Staples, Core Realty Partners, Nichols, Ignite, Velocity, Michelob Ultra, The Mart Dock, Meijer, Pro Med, Tyler Sales, Pigeon Hill Brewing, City Hub Cyclery, and Rock-n-Road Cycle.