Spectator Guide

The  Crossroads Classic is five days  bicycle racing designed to attract  professional and amateur cyclists from all of the country to the Piedmont of North Carolina.  The cyclists will compete for $20,000 during the five days and will travel to three different North Carolina cities: Mocksville, Kannapolis, Asheboro, Salisbury and Statesville.
What is a criterium?  A criterium is a bicycle race on a closed circuit less than a mile in length where cyclists complete multiple laps.  Depending on category, race distances may vary between 25 and 50 miles in length and the fast action and high visibility are a real crowd pleaser. 

Why is a criterium so exciting?  When 100 plus cyclists try to take a 90 degree turn elbow to elbow at over 30 miles per hour, there tends to be a little rubbing and bumping, sometimes even a few crashes.  NASCAR on two-wheels!!!

Photo by Ken Keefner

Come out and enjoy the action in your city.  There will food and drink available at all race venues.  There will also be entertainment for the kids: giant inflatable moonwalk and slide.

Click here to download the event schedule and maps of all the courses.

Giordana-Clif Bar Cycling Team
Management and Marketing by: Charlotte Sports Cycling
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