August 21, 2021

3-11 PM | Downtown Edwardsville

The Busey Bank Rotary Criterium Festival

The Busey Bank Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is a series of high-speed professional and amateur bicycle races complimented by a running event, free kid’s races, a kid’s zone with an art tent, an entertainment zone complete with live music, food and beverages, and an open container perimeter, all on the streets of Downtown Edwardsville.

This unique signature event has been hosted by the Edwardsville Rotary Club since 2010 as a fund-raiser for community enhancing projects and as a gift to the people in the Edwardsville area. Because Edwardsville is a bicycling and running city that loves big events and opportunities to show off our Downtown, the Criterium is a perfect fit.

Event sanctioned by the USA Cycling Association and the Missouri Bicycle Racing Association (MOBRA).

High Speed Races

Have the need for speed? Register to compete or join the crowd and watch these athletes ride.

$10K in Payouts

Compete for one of the largest one-day payouts in the region for a bike race.

Family Fun

With fast paced entertainment, a kid zone, and a food zone, every member of your family will have an amazing time.

Schedule

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Junior Ages 9-18 & Women 4/5

30 mins

Main Street

Amateur

Payout: Medals

Depth: 3 for Juniors & 3 for Women

$25 Juniors / $40 Women

Field Limit: 75

Masters 40+ & 50+

45 mins

Main Street

Professional

Payout: $300 per class

Depth: 6

$40 online / $45 day of event

Field Limit: Combined 75

Novice

30 mins

Main Street

Amateur

Payout: Medals

Depth: 3

$40 online / $45 day of event

Field Limit: 75

Crit Kids Race

Varies

Main Street

Amateur

Payout: Medals

Depth: 3 each race

Free

Field Limit: 100

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Downtown Dash (2 Laps)

20 mins

Main Street

Amateur

Payout: Medals

Depth: Top 3 Men & Women per Age Group

$25 online / $35 day of event

Field Limit: 300

Cat 4

45 mins

Main Street

Professional

Payout: $400

Depth: 8

$40 online / $45 day of event

Field Limit: 100

Women Open

60 mins

Main Street

Professional

Payout: $2K/$3.75K

Depth: 10/20

$40 online / $45 day of event

Field Limit: 75

Cat 3

60 mins

Main Street

Professional

Payout: $900/$1.5K

Depth: 10/20

$40 online / $45 day of event

Field Limit: 100

Pro Cat 1/2

75 mins

Main Street

Professional

Payout: $2K/$3.75K

Depth: 25

$40 online / $45 day of event

Field Limit: 100

High Speed Bike Racing

Enjoy the excitement of the high speed pro bike races taking place on Main Street. Each race of varying time and skill level will begin and end at the start/finish line located on Main Street. Each lap is 0.7 mile. Bicyclists will travel south on Main Street, making a sharp right turn on Vandalia towards "Ninian's Narrows", an 80 foot narrow course in front of Edwardsville's namesake statue, Ninian Edwards. The riders will then make a left onto Benton, a right on Ramey, a right turn on Coventry, a second right onto St. Louis Street where they will make a 45 degree turn passing the Madison County courthouse. Bicyclists will make their final right turn back onto Main Street where riders will sprint to the finish line.

7 hours

Main Street

Professionals

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Experience the Taste of Town

In addition to the great restaurants, cafes and bars in Edwardsville’s Downtown (Cleveland Heath, Bigelos, North Main Diner, Big Daddys, Recess Brewing, Stagger Inn, Dewey’s Pizza, 222 Artisan Bakery, Sgt. Peppers, Sacred Grounds and the Foundry), 6 additional local favorites will have booths under the large tent in the “Spokes & Spoons Food Zone” on Main Street in front of the Courthouse. Global Brew will be providing adult beverages at two separate locations, on the course, within the open container perimeter.

7 hours

Main Street in front of the Courthouse

21+ (Alcohol)

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Pedal & Paint Art Tent

Kids and families are invited to show off their creative side in the First Mid Bank & Trust and the Edwardsville Arts Center's "Pedal and Paint Art Tent". This will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All participants will get to personally create a free "make it and take it" piece of artwork with a bicycle theme. The tent can be found at the intersection of Vandalia and Main in Downtown Edwardsville.

Edwardsville Township Helmet Fitting & Giveaway

Edwardsville Township is pleased to host the GlennonKids Safety Program from SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The GlennonKids’ Safety Program will offer free bicycle helmet fittings to children ages 2 to 18. Staff from Cardinal Glennon will teach parents how to correctly fit their children’s helmets and children without helmets may receive one for free while supplies last.

5 hours

Crit Kids Zone

Kids of all ages

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Free Kids Races Registration

Registration for the four free Crit Kids races will be held at the Crit Kids Zone located at the corner of Main and Vandalia. Registration will take place from 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

2 hours

Crit Kids Zone

Kids up to 10 years old

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Rotary Criterium Kids Races

For the fourth year in a row, the 2021 Rotary Criterium is proud to host four FREE kids races thanks to our sponsors from The Edwardsville Wresting Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, beginning at 6:45. The categories for the races are as follows: Ages 3 and under; ages 4-6; ages 7-8; ages 9-10. Races will start at the The Starting Line for the Criterium on Main Street next to Trailhead Church. All kids are required to wear helmets at all times during the race.

30 mins

Main Street

Kids up to age 11

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Festival Map

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Festival Located Downtown Edwardsville

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Need a Hotel?

Hotel locations are a 5 minute drive from the festival.


Cyclists receive a discount! Click on the discount boxes below to learn more. Offer expires 7/31/2021.

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Holiday Inn Discount

Register

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2021 Sponsors

A shout out to the organizations who are making this event possible.

Title & Presenting Sponsors

 

Race & Activity Sponsors

 

PREPARATION SPONSORS

WHEEL PIT | The Cyclery & Fitness Center
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VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN | Plocher Construction
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PAYOUTS TABLE | Cassens
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REGISTRATION TABLE | Bank of Madison County
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KID'S ZONE | Metro East Park and Recreation District
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POWER & LIGHT | J.F. Electric
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VOLUNTEER & RUN | Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd
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DIGITAL SIGN | EXO Lounge
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HAY BALES | Joe's Market Basket
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OFFICIALS TABLE | Good Energy
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GOLF CART SPONSOR | American Legion Post 199
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WASTE REMOVAL | Republic Services
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FIRST AID TENT | Anderson Hospital
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CORPORATE SPONSOR | Madison Mutual Insurance
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CORPORATE SPONSOR | 1st MidAmerica Credit Union
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CORPORATE SPONSOR | SM Wilson & Company
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CORPORATE SPONSOR | Integrity Spine & Joint Center
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MERCHANT & BARRICADE SPONSORS

Cleveland - Heath
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Prairie Farms
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Goshen Coffee Company
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Impact Strategies
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Big Daddy's
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Cork Tree Creative
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Express Employment Professionals
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West & Company, LLC
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1818 Chophouse
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Spencer Homes
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Foundry Public House
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Richards Brick
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Chef's Shoppe
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Midwest Members Credit Union
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Scheffel Financial Services, Inc.
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HAY BALE SPONSORS

Mother's Catering & Ice Company
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Rick Marteeny - State Farm Agent
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BIN 51
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SSM Health Physical Therapy
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Redmon Insurance Agency
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Weber & Rodney Funeral Home
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Jerry's Tires
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Swing City Music
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