Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., in partnership with Region Racing Powered by Strack & Van Til, is proud to bring back the Region Riot Criterium bike race to the city of Hammond on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8:00am – 6:00pm.
A criterium cycling race, also known as a crit, is a bike race consisting of multiple laps around a closed circuit, the length of each lap or circuit ranging from 800 meters to 5 km. The Riot course is 2 km (1.3 miles). Events often have prizes called primes (pronounced /priːmz/ ) for winning specific intermediate laps. An announcer broadcast tells the riders that whoever wins the next lap, wins the prime. Spectators are welcome to watch the cyclists compete at designated spots along the course. Since these races are known to be extremely competitive, sometimes there is bumping and crashes in the pack.
Location – Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2324 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana, and the race will circle around the Calumet Avenue, 129th Street and Sheffield Parkway. Parking is available at the splash pad and near the Pavilion.
The first race is $20 in advance, each additional race $10; juniors race free; one day USA Cycling License required minimum; fee $10; signed waiver by participant; for juniors, signature of parent or guardian required.
The course is a fast 1.3 mile circuit near beautiful Wolf Lake.
Questions: Contact the Region Racing Bike Team on Facebook.