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Citizen racers welcome in Ketchum Criterium

Sunday, on downtown streets

It was a big success last year, with about 75 bike racers participating in the first annual Ketchum Criterium.

Organizer Greg Stock of Sun Summit hopes that even more citizen racers turn out for this year’s race, scheduled for Sunday, June 30 on the same course in downtown Ketchum.

"This year we’ve expanded our citizen classes and we’re also reminding bike riders that you don’t have to be a licensed racer to sign up and ride in the event," Stock said.

The 0.4-mile criterium starts and ends at 4th Street and 1st Avenue, by Gail Severn Gallery. Register one hour before your class is due to begin.

Citizen classes will be held Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. for citizen women, and proceeding through citizen men 45-plus at 11 a.m. Citizen racers go for 20 minutes plus one lap.

Masters men 35-44 and 45-plus begin their 30 minutes-plus-two laps at 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. One of the more enjoyable classes for spectators will be the Cruiser/Single Speed class, which starts at 1:45 p.m. and takes 15 minutes plus one lap.

Three different bands will begin playing at 2 p.m. by Bob Dog’s and the street party will continue throughout the rest of the afternoon—while the U.S. Cycling Federation men and women in categories 1 through 4 race.

Leading women will start at 4 p.m. for 45 minutes plus two laps followed by Men’s 3 at 5 p.m. for an hour plus three laps and Men’s Pro 1/2 at 6:15 p.m. for an hour plus three.

Entry fee of $25 per person includes a one-day license. Of the $25, race organizers will donate $5 of each entry to the PEAK bus in order to help purchase bike racks for buses.

Volunteers are needed. Call Stock weekdays at Sun Summit 726-0707.

Visit www.ketchumcriterium.com for more details.


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