Tonight is the first race of the MoPro bicycle races and they’re in Atomicdust’s backyard. Come down to Midtown Alley at 3:15 and stake a claim on the street, or with our friends at Urban Chestnut to watch the races.
Unlike long-stage races like the Tour de France which only give you a few moments to see the action, the MoPro is a series of criteriums. A criterium is a short-course bike race, usually held on closed-off streets in the center of a city. Winning the race is an exciting mix of sprints, strategy and other tactics – and you can see it all unfold throughout the race.
The following are start times for all the races:
3:15 pm Juniors 20 minutes + 5 Laps
3:50 pm USAC Cat 5 25 minutes + 5 Laps
4:30 pm Master’s 40+/50+ (Cat 1-4) 40 minutes + 5 Laps
5:25 pm Women Cat 3/4 30 minutes +5 Laps
6:10 pm USAC Cat 4/5 35 minutes + 5 Laps
7:00 pm USAC Cat 2/3 50 minutes + 5 Laps
8:10 pm Women Pro/1/2 50 minutes + 5 Laps
9:20 pm Men Pro/1/2 60 minutes + 5 Laps
As a special surprise, I am borrowing a Ducati motorcycle from MotoEuropa to sweep the course in front of the riders, making sure no cars or pedestrians are in the way.
I’ll most likely win as the other racers will be pedaling.
Come on down and watch the fun.