The Indy Crit is the family-fun day in University Park. The festival features delicious food + drink, kids and family activities, and fun expo among thousands of cheering fans!

The Mass Ave Crit is one of the longest-running urban bike races in the Midwest. The Mass Ave Crit offers a high-energy urban race in Indy’s vibrant cultural district, featuring the best bars and restaurants Indianapolis has to offer!

The Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of FOUR unique and awesome St. Louis neighborhoods.

Within each of these host communities, the race course is a defined one-mile lap and the race format is known as a “criterium.” This Americanized style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton, or pack of cyclists, pass by every few minutes at impressive speeds holding lines only inches apart from one another. Spectators can watch the race develop lap after lap and hear commentators announce race strategy, allowing more of an understanding and involvement in the excitement. Returning for 2023-  all four days of the Gateway Cup are included on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.

There are 9 races each day based on ability, ranging from newbies to pros. Each day begins with the amateur races and builds up to the featured events, the men’s and women’s professional races. In these races, 150 of the top national and international cyclists will hurl themselves through corners averaging 30 mph towards a typically thrilling sprint finish. Guaranteed inspiration.

For the Men’s and Women’s Elite Classes, we have an overall Omnium competition for the best aggregate results over all four days of racing. Each day we score the top 15 places and assign points toward an overall prize. Points are awarded 25, 20,16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Benton Park Classic

The fourth and final leg of the Gateway Cup gets underway in historic Benton Park. This large and technically demanding course races through yet another one of St. Louis’ most nostalgic locales.

Named for Missouri’s first senator, Thomas Hart Benton, the neighborhood touts a blend of stately residences and commercial buildings, some dating back to the mid-1800s. Over the years, Benton Park has been home to several notable breweries, including the Lemp Brewery, established in 1864. Not far down the road is the Anheuser-Busch campus. A National Landmark District in and of itself, three of its buildings are National Historic Landmarks featuring beautiful architectural detail, intricate ironwork, and an homage to the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

 

The Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of FOUR unique and awesome St. Louis neighborhoods.

Within each of these host communities, the race course is a defined one-mile lap and the race format is known as a “criterium.” This Americanized style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton, or pack of cyclists, pass by every few minutes at impressive speeds holding lines only inches apart from one another. Spectators can watch the race develop lap after lap and hear commentators announce race strategy, allowing more of an understanding and involvement in the excitement. Returning for 2023-  all four days of the Gateway Cup are included on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.

There are 9 races each day based on ability, ranging from newbies to pros. Each day begins with the amateur races and builds up to the featured events, the men’s and women’s professional races. In these races, 150 of the top national and international cyclists will hurl themselves through corners averaging 30 mph towards a typically thrilling sprint finish. Guaranteed inspiration.

For the Men’s and Women’s Elite Classes, we have an overall Omnium competition for the best aggregate results over all four days of racing. Each day we score the top 15 places and assign points toward an overall prize. Points are awarded 25, 20,16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Giro Della Montagna

The Giro Della Montagna – the third stop of the Gateway Cup!

The Hill boasts the finest Italian restaurants anywhere. It is the boyhood home of such baseball legends as Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola. It is a neighborhood that acts as a model for the community as generations of families continue to maintain their residences creating a close-knit feel. The neighborhood was settled by Italian immigrants starting in the late 19th Century. The anchor for the community continues to be St. Ambrose Catholic Church, the Start/Finish site for today’s race. The Italian heritage continues to thrive with the Hill’s variety of Italian restaurants, bakeries, taverns, groceries, community organizations, and social clubs.

Trailnet will once again be hosting one of its most popular recreational rides around St. Louis City. Be a participant and take part in the Trailnet Giro Della Montagna Ride and finish the day watching St. Louis’ best criterium bike race.

The Giro Della Montagna began in 1986 and was the brainchild of lifetime Hill resident, Joe Torrisi. With the help of the St. Louis Cyclones, the event took a few years to gain some momentum. It was held over the Fourth of July weekend to draw additional racers who were in town for the VP Fair cycling races which were being held downtown the same weekend. The Giro became the cornerstone of the Gateway Cup in 1998 and more recently has been coordinated by the events group from Big Shark Bicycle Company. The Hill is pleased to continue this great relationship and is looking forward to many more years of Giro, Giro, Giro!

 

The Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of FOUR unique and awesome St. Louis neighborhoods.

Within each of these host communities, the race course is a defined one-mile lap and the race format is known as a “criterium.” This Americanized style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton, or pack of cyclists, pass by every few minutes at impressive speeds holding lines only inches apart from one another. Spectators can watch the race develop lap after lap and hear commentators announce race strategy, allowing more of an understanding and involvement in the excitement. Returning for 2023-  all four days of the Gateway Cup are included on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.

There are 9 races each day based on ability, ranging from newbies to pros. Each day begins with the amateur races and builds up to the featured events, the men’s and women’s professional races. In these races, 150 of the top national and international cyclists will hurl themselves through corners averaging 30 mph towards a typically thrilling sprint finish. Guaranteed inspiration.

For the Men’s and Women’s Elite Classes, we have an overall Omnium competition for the best aggregate results over all four days of racing. Each day we score the top 15 places and assign points toward an overall prize. Points are awarded 25, 20,16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Tour de Francis Park

This historic neighborhood is host to the second leg of the Gateway Cup — Tour de Francis Park! Francis Park, named after David Rowland Francis — President of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (the 1904 World’s Fair), is known for its wide, tree-lined streets and for having beautiful churches on every corner. Today the St. Louis Hills neighborhood showcases gingerbread bungalows, stately homes, and some of the tidiest landscaping in St. Louis. Home to St. Louis cultural and iconic Ted Drewes—our homegrown ice cream oasis. We hope you enjoy the second stop on this Gateway Cup weekend!  St. Louis Hills will be serving up delicious food and cold beverages until 6:00 p.m. Dig in!

The Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of FOUR unique and awesome St. Louis neighborhoods.

Within each of these host communities, the race course is a defined one-mile lap and the race format is known as a “criterium.” This Americanized style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton, or pack of cyclists, pass by every few minutes at impressive speeds holding lines only inches apart from one another. Spectators can watch the race develop lap after lap and hear commentators announce race strategy, allowing more of an understanding and involvement in the excitement. Returning for 2023-  all four days of the Gateway Cup are included on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.

There are 9 races each day based on ability, ranging from newbies to pros. Each day begins with the amateur races and builds up to the featured events, the men’s and women’s professional races. In these races, 150 of the top national and international cyclists will hurl themselves through corners averaging 30 mph towards a typically thrilling sprint finish. Guaranteed inspiration.

For the Men’s and Women’s Elite Classes, we have an overall Omnium competition for the best aggregate results over all four days of racing. Each day we score the top 15 places and assign points toward an overall prize. Points are awarded 25, 20,16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Lafayette Square

Join the Lafayette Square neighborhood and business district as the first leg of the Gateway Cup gets underway in St. Louis’ first historic district, this nighttime Criterium will take place under the lights on a flat, wide-open 0.9-mile course with four 90-degree turns.

Now home to many unique shops and restaurants, the Lafayette Square neighborhood is one of the oldest in St. Louis and boasts the city’s first public park. Created by ordinance in 1836, the park was named in honor of Marqis de Lafayette, a French statesman who served as a volunteer under George Washington during the American Revolution.

Are you looking for a day of excitement? How about epic racing combined with a beer in your hand? With live music and kid activities? You can find it in Downtown Littleton, Colorado at the Littleton Twilight Criterium by Audi Denver. The Littleton Twilight Criterium is a full day of racing and includes professional men’s and women’s races. The race will be at the midpoint in a new national criterium series formed in collaboration with USA Cycling and America’s best criterium races. This series will feature the largest purse prize and will include the very best professional teams. We throw in a beer garden, live music, and a cruiser ride for the family to make it a wicked day.

The Salt Lake Criterium is the sixth of ten stops on the new 2022 National Criterium Series Calendar entitled The American Crit Cup. Come see the pros battle it out for the chance to gain important points in the series and over $22,000 in cash! Following Utah, the series will head to Chicago, Illinois, and a few other stops before the grand finale in St. Louis, Missouri in September to award the $100,000 prize purse!

Day 2 will see a change in location, moving the racers South to Sugarhouse Park, near the Sugarhouse neighborhood. The 1.4-mile rolling course will feature a similar route to a circuit road race, rather than a tight, 4-corner course associated with crits. The location is a long-time favorite of local racers, who will be looking to use their home-field advantage after a hard day of racing on Saturday!  Sunday’s race will feature additional junior and master categories throughout the day before the pro men and women take the stage to cap off what is sure to be a thrilling weekend of racing.

The Saturday circuit is the sixth of ten stops on the new 2022 National Criterium Series Calendar entitled The American Crit Cup. Come see the pros battle it out for the chance to gain important points in the series and over $22,000 in cash! Following Utah, the series will head to Chicago, Illinois, and a few other stops before the grand finale in St. Louis, Missouri in September to award the $100,000 prize purse!

Day 1 In Salt Lake City kicks off in the Granary District near downtown and INDUSTRY SLC, with a fast, 4-corner, 1.4 km. counter-clockwise rectangle circuit. The racing starts with amateur categories before the pros take the stage in the evening. Along with Your Favorite Bartender Co., INDUSTRY SLC will be providing an amazing VIP experience from the upper deck of their building to catch an impressive bird’s-eye view of the action.

The Twilight Criterium and partners Simplot and Idaho Central Credit Union invite race fans to join for the Twilight Trifecta Kickoff Celebration on July 8 from 4 pm-8 pm, taking place at JUMP-Boise in conjunction with Free Fry-Day. This community celebration is a fun, family-friendly, and FREE way to jump into the weekend and celebrate three things that make Idaho great: Community, Cycling, and French Fries.

This year, as part of a larger 35th anniversary celebration for the Boise Twilight Criterium (taking place in downtown Boise on Saturday, July 8), the Twilight Trifecta partners are adding a concert to the festivities that you do not want to miss!