Ninth Zeeland Criterium

Zeeland is proud to host its ninth Zeeland twilight Criterium. This event will take place on Friday, June 9
beginning at 5:30 pm.

A Criterium is, by definition, a one-day bicycle race down a circuit road course. It is the most common
form of American racing, complete with a multi-lap race to the finish. The course, generally spanning up
to a mile in length, is repeated by the cyclists until anywhere from 25 to 60 miles is covered. The cyclists
are to successfully tear through consecutive corners of the course without a place-breaking wipe out.
Quick acceleration, agility, and balance are essential to being a competitive contender in the race.
Zeeland’s Criterium racers will charge through the streets of Zeeland in a competitive half mile loop
throughout historic downtown. Come join one of the city’s most exciting and competitive events
swirling with heart pounding entertainment for both participants and bystanders.

The event commences with a 5:30pm kick off of the free kids race where children 12 and under are
welcome to come out and race on the same course used by the pros (each child must wear a helmet to
be part of the race).

Children’s race at 5:30pm (1 Lap)

Category 4/5 Race at 6pm (30 minutes)

Category 3/4 Race at 6:45pm (45 minutes)

Women’s Category 1/2/3 & Juniors 7:45pm (30 minutes)

Category 1/2/3 Race at 8:30pm (60 minutes)

Both start and finish of the race is held midblock on Main Street between Elm and Church. Participants
will cycle west on Main Street to Elm; south on Elm to Lincoln; East on Lincoln to Church; south on
Church to Cherry; East on Cherry to Centennial; North on Centennial Main; West on Main to finish.
At the close of each race, awards will be presented in the park near the start / finish.
Registration is available at: . .
The Zeeland Criterium is brought to you by:
Buhler, Velo City Cycles, Mainstreet Bicycle Company, Zeeland BPW, DISHER, Drip Coffee, Sharp Roofing
and Construction, Holland Hospital and Ignite.