Imagine Tiger Plaza at Comerica Park decked out with banners and flags, both sides of the street filled with thousands of screaming spectators ringing their race bells and cheering on their favorite cyclists as they battle it out lap after lap.
We are VERY proud to announce the addition of the Boll Family YMCA Kids Race to the CRITERIUM DETROIT CITY race! We can't wait to watch all the kids battle it out as they take over the roads!
The Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit is proud to be sponsoring the Criterium Detroit City's Kid's Bike Race. This race demonstrates and supports the Y's three major initiatives of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility as we work towards strengthen our community.
July 9th, 2011 this dream will become a reality! Will you be a part of it?!
We have teamed up with Inside Detroit, a local non profit that promotes the city as an ideal destination to live, work and play, to promote a USACycling sanctioned bike race in the summer. We're holding a criterium, or crit for short, which is a style of bike race that usually takes place on a circuit of closed downtown area city streets, where the racers ride laps and the action and excitement is easily observable from the audience.
Our primary goals for the race are to promote cycling as an excellent activity for living a healthy lifestyle, recreation, exercise, and transportation and to promote the city of Detroit as vibrant, fun, entertaining and livable, to both city dwellers and especially those new to the city.