St. Honoré to host new July crit

Jun 19, 2012 by

The streets of Northwest Portland will be filled with racers July 7 for the St. Honoré Boulangerie Criterium presented by Sorella Forte and Giro Events.

PORTLAND, Ore. — St. Honoré Boulangerie hosts its first bike race through the streets of Northwest Portland during the Tour de France on Saturday, July 7, to honor the passion of French cycling and showcase the vibrant Oregon cycling scene.

Teaming up with the Sorella Forte cycling team and Giro Events, the crew responsible for the Giro di Portland Criterium last summer and the Rose Garden Circuit Race this spring, they have put together a flat, 1 km course that features eight corners and wide streets. The course is perfect for racers ranging from beginners to the best men and women in the northwest and will award equal cash prizes in the men’s and women’s fields.

Those interested in learning about bike racing or are new to bike racing are invited to attend the Upper Echelon Fitness beginner clinic at 1 p.m. and ride the course with instruction rom Upper Echelon’s coaches. This clinic is free and open to anyone who is interested; participants must provide their own bike and helmet. The Bicycle Transportation Alliance, which works to promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions in Oregon, will also be onsite to share information about cycling in Portland and will be running a free kids race.

Racers will enjoy fresh baked goods from St. Honoré and a pint from the Lucky Lab Beer Hall. More information about the race and Pre-registration is available HERE. Day of race registration will open at noon for $25.

RACE SCHEDULE

12:00 PM Registration opens
1:00 PM 20 Mins Upper Echelon Fitness Beginner Crit Clinic
1:30 PM 30 Mins Masters 35+ Cat 4/5
2:10 PM 30 Mins Junior 15-18
2:50 PM 30 Mins Women Cat 4/5 p/b Upper Echelon Fitness
3:30 PM 20 Mins BTA Kids Race
4:00 PM 45 Mins Masters Men 40+ & 50+ 1/2/3 (Scored separately)
4:55 PM 30 Mins Men Cat 4/5
5:35 PM 45 Mins Men Cat 3
6:30 PM 60 Mins Men Cat 1/2
7:40 PM 50 Mins Women Cat 1/2/3

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