Desert City Crit Series

The Desert City Crit Series is coming back to Ivins and St. George in 2016.

What is a crit? A criterium (crit) is a road bike race held on a short course, usually less than a mile, and run on closed-off city center streets or local roads with less traffic. While race length is determined by number of laps or total time, the average speed and intensity are considerably higher. The winner is the first rider to cross the finish line. Success in road criteriums requires a mix of good technical skills including: the ability to corner smoothly while on the road, riding safely with a large group on a short circuit, exceptional sprint ability with the talent to accelerate hard from corners.

Dates & Locations
Jan 9, 2016 // Canyon Softball Complex
Jan 23, 2016 // Ivins City Park
Feb 06, 2016 // Old St. George Airport
Feb 20, 2016 // Ft. Pierce
Mar 4-5, 2016 - Road Race, Time Trial, Crit Final // Hurricane
 

Start Times 
Junior 12-16 Cat 5: 20 min - 11:00 am
Men’s Cat 5: 35 min - 12:00 pm
Men's Cat 4: 35 min - 12:45 pm
Women’s Cat 3/4: 30 min - 1:30 pm
Men's Cat 3/4: 45 min - 2:10 pm
Women's Cat Pro 1/2/3: 45 min - 3:15 pm
Men's Cat Pro 1/2/3: 60 min - 4:00 pm

Registration and Fees
A season pass for the Desert City Crit Series is $210, good for the entire 2016 series including the road race and time trial. The Road Race and TT finale will be included in the overall points; the race weekend will be listed as omnium points (stage race points) for upgrades. Season pass pricing ends on January 6, 2016.

Non-season pass racers pay for each race separately at $35. Late registration pricing is $40, available Friday and Saturday. Do two races in one day! Season pass holders pay $15 for a second race and everyone else pays $20. 

Please remember to turn in your timing chip at the end of each race day. There is a $200 fine for missing timing chips. Also, you are welcome to keep your race numbers for the entire series. But you must bring your race numbers back with you for each race. If you take your race number and don't bring it back, there is a $10 fee for new race numbers. You can turn in your race numbers at the end of each race day and we will hold onto them for you.

Series Prizes
Men's Cat 1/2/3
1st Place // $175 plus a free season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series
2nd Place // Half off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles
3rd Place // 25% off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles

Women's Cat 1/2/3
1st Place // Free season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles
2nd Place // Half off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles
3rd Place // 25% off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles

Men's Cat 3/4
1st Place // $125 plus a free season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series
2nd Place // Half off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles
3rd Place // 25% off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles

Men's Cat 4
1st Place // $75 plus a free season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series
2nd Place // Half off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles
3rd Place // 25% off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles

Men's Cat 5
1st Place // $50 plus a free season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series
2nd Place // Half off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles
3rd Place // 25% off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles

Women's Cat 3/4
1st Place // $50 plus a free season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series
2nd Place // Half off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles
3rd Place // 25% off a season pass for the 2017 Desert City Crit Series and a prize from Giant Bicycles

If you are interested in registering your team (or part of your team) for a season pass, contact Jordan for details about team discounts.

The Desert City Crit Series is a USA Cycling event and participants must have a USAC license. One-day licenses available online or at the event.