Snake Alley Criterium
Burlington
, Iowa
Saturday May 28, 2011

 

Event

Entry Fee

Length

Prizes

Places

Start Time

Field Limit

Juniors 10-12 **

$15

4 laps

$50

3

8:30 am

50

Juniors 13-14 **

$15

4 laps

$50

3

8:30 am

50

Juniors 15+ **

$15

8 laps

$450

10

9:00 am

100

Masters 50+

$25

8 laps

$400

5

9:30 am

75

Masters 60+

$25

8 laps

$100

3 *

9:30 am

75

Women Category 2/3

$25

6 laps

$500

10

10:00 am

100

Masters 40+

$25

12 laps

$500

7

10:25 am

75

Women Category 4

$25

6 laps

$300

10

10:55 am

50

Masters 30+

$25

12 laps

$500

7

11:25 am

75

Mountain Bike Cobble Climb
Kids Races

 

 

 

 

12:00 Noon

 

Category 5 & Citizens

$15

6 laps

Brick/Medals

7

1:00 pm

50

Category 4

$25

12 laps

$750

15

1:35 pm

75

Category 3

$30

15 laps

$1500

20

2:15 pm

150

Women Category 1, 2 & 3 & PRO

$30

12 laps

$1500

15

3:15 pm

150

Category 1, 2, & PRO

$45

20 laps

$10,000

25

4:00 pm

150


* These are additional prizes. Masters 60+ are eligible for prizes as masters 50+. The 50+ & 60+ fields will be combined.

** Medals 3 places, LAJRS race categories Junior men/women 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18
Organized by BikeBurlington, Inc. and Downtown Partners, Inc.
Held under USAC permit.
Mail entries to: Kim Hunsaker, PO Box 1135, Burlington, Ia 52601
Make checks payable to: BIKE BURLINGTON Inc.
Be sure to include signed entry form for each race entering.
Click here for official entry form
$5 late fee for entries received after May 23, 2011

Entry fee includes $3 rider insurance surcharge

 

The Snake Alley Criterium is held on a fifteen block course, with differences in elevation from 555 feet to 678 feet. The course is entirely on city streets, mostly in a downtown commercial area. A one block long climb is on the historic brick street named Snake Alley, dubbed "the crookedest street in the world." The 276 foot long Snake Alley has 5 switchbacks in a sixty foot climb. The average grade is 12.5 percent in that one block. Bring a suitable gear cluster for that kind of climbing. This is one of the most physically challenging races in the Midwest.

 

Race Rules
Registration is from 7:30 am on Jefferson Street. You must pick up your numbers before the close of registration for your event. Registration closes 1 hour before the scheduled start time for each event. If you fail to pick up your number on time, you may forfeit your entry fee and your number will be offered to riders on any waiting lists. You will not be allowed to race if you do not have your racing license. You are required to show your license to registration officials before you are given your number.

Riders will be staged in order of registration.

NO FREE LAP at the Snake Alley Criterium

You must wear an approved helmet and have it properly fastened at all times you are on a bicycle at a race. This includes while warming up, on or off the course.

Photo finish at all criteriums and road races for the weekend.

Your racing license must be presented to collect any prizes. Prizes may be paid by check, you maybe required to sign a receipt. Prizes over $600 are reported to the Internal Revenue Service for which Social Security Numbers will be requested.

NO REFUNDS, in accordance with USAC rules. All USAC rules to apply.

Course is located at Jefferson and Fifth Streets in Burlington, Iowa. Take US Highway 34 downtown. From the west, take the "last Iowa exit". From the east take the first Iowa exit. Take Main Street south to Washington Street, then turn east and park on the riverfront. Absolutely no warming up on the course before 8:45 am or during the noon break.

 

The Cobble Climb is a 2 block long time trial straight up an incredibly steep & lumpy alley.  The first block is an easy brick surface, while the second block is paved with ancient & huge cobble stones.  A mountain bike with big tires and suspension is highly recommended.  Experience hundreds of screaming fans right at your elbows while you try to stay upright.  GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!


Exclusive Host Hotel
Howard Johnson 2759 Mt. Pleasant Street - Burlington, IA 52601 319-237-8000 direct number
Website

Historic Burlington is a picturesque city on the Mississippi River. There are many side attractions of interest for the bicycle racer or enthusiast including parks, museums and galleries. Call the Burlington Area Visitor's Bureau for information on the Burlington area 1-800-827-4837

Steve Hexom will be providing live radio coverage of the Burlington to Wapello to Burlington road race Friday night from 4:15 pm and the Snake Alley Criterium Saturday from 9:00 am! KBUR News Radio 1490 AM - KGRS The New Mix 107.3 FM - KBKB The Bull 101.7 FM - KBKB The Ticket 1360 AM.


Maps!   Downtown Burlington showing the Snake Alley Crit course & road race finish.


And another showing how to get to downtown Burlington.