Event Information

INDY CRITERIUM CYCLING RACE & FESTIVAL (2016) Strengthened by IU Health

Presented By
Marian University & TruTrainer 

Sanctioned By
USA Cycling

Location/Address
1 Monument Circle Indianapolis, IN 46204 US

Event Start Date
Jul 9, 2016 10:00 AM EST 

Event End Date
Jul 9, 2016 7:30 PM EST 

Registration Starts
Apr 23, 2016 7:00 AM EST

Registration Ends
Jul 6, 2016 11:59 PM EST  CLOSED 

Event Description

The 7th annual Indy Criterium is sure to challenge the racers and thrill the spectators. Situated in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis, the Indy Crit offers cyclists a unique opportunity to race the city streets that they would rarely ride otherwise. The previous three years have drawn over 500 racers from across the Midwest!!  Be a part of the fun and excitement of Indiana's largest criterium race!


START/FINISH and FESTIVITIES to return to Monument Circle! The Indy Criterium will feature the same popular course with the start/finish line and festivities being held on Monument Circle.  The direction of the course will run clockwise, allowing for a long, sprint finish towards the monument. Riders can expect the same smooth and safe pavement conditions for race day.

The Indy Criterium is an official non-profit 501(c)3 event. All event proceeds benefit Freewheelin' Community Bikes. Over $86,000 has been raised for Freewheelin' through the Indy Criterium! A HUGE thanks to our racers, sponsors and fans!

A 2016 INKY Points Series Event


Race Highlights Include:

  • $8,000 CASH Prize Purse & Primes ($6,000 cash purse & $2,000 cash primes)
  • Over $4,000 in MERCHANDISE Prizes
  • Midwest Junior Regional Criterium Championship 
  • Podium ceremony on stage for all categories
  • Call-ups for first 20 pre-registered in each category
  • Unique figure-8 course in the heart of the city
  • Neutral Race Support provided by Michael Kubansek - wheels in/wheels out
  • Pre-Registration Contest: 
    • Zipp 303 Firecrest Wheels ($2,725 value)
  • Free swag at Registration table
Early Registration Contest! Presented by Zipp/SRAM
Pre-Register for the Indy Crit by June 30, 2016 to be entered to win a set of Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers ($2,725 value)!

Contest Rules

  1. Register between now & April 30 and receive 3 draws.
  2. Register between May 1 - May 31 and receive 2 draws.
  3. Register between June 1 - June 30 and receive 1 draw.
  4. Only registrants in the following categories will be entered into the drawing:  Men 5/Citizens, Men 4/5, Men 3/4, Men 1/2/3, Men Masters 40+/50+ (all cats), Women 4, and Women 1/2/3. 

The drawing will take place on  July 9, 2016 at 6:00pm EST at the center stage of the Indy Criterium, located on Meridian St., between Monument Circle and Ohio St.   WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.   All prizes must be claimed by  6:00pm EST on  7/9/16.  Winners must also present photo identification in order to claim their prize.  If prize(s) are not claimed by 6:15pm, the prize is forfeited and another winner will be drawn.

JUNIORS ONLY Early Registration Contest! Presented by TruTrainer
All juniors who pre-register for the Indy Crit by June 30, 2016 to be entered to win a set of TruTrainer bicycle rollers, valued at $1,300!  Registrants in the following categories will be entered into the TruTrainer rollers drawing:  Juniors 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18 (boys and girls).


Contest Rules:

1.  Register between now & May 15 and your name will be entered 3 times.
2. Register between May 16 - May 31 and your name will be entered 2 times.
3. Register between June 1 - June 30 and your name will be entered 1 time.


The drawing will take place on July 9, 2016 at 3:00pm EST at the center stage at the Indy Criterium, located on Meridian St., between Monument Circle and Ohio St.   WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.   All prizes must be claimed by 3:15pm EST on  7/9/16.  Winners must also present photo identification and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to claim their prize. If prize(s) are not claimed by 3:15pm, the prize is forfeited and another winner will be drawn.

Course Description: 
  • 0.95 mile closed course / wide lanes / flat
  • Unique figure-8 course design
  • Race on the bricks of Monument Circle
Festival Highlights:
  • Food, Beer Garden, Expo Vendors, Team Tent Area
  • Marian University & TruTrainer Pre-Race Warm-Up Tent - Why bring your trainer when you can do your pre-race warm up and cool down here!
  • BMX Stunt Shows
  • Morning Franciscan Alliance Indy Crit Kick-Off Ride
  • Freewheelin' Family Fun Ride
  • Kids Races
  • Celebrity race and Handlebar Indy Pedal Pub race
  • Kids Zone Activities
  • Free bike parking at Pedal & Park!
Fees: See fee schedule below.  $20/additional race

FREE Parking: 
Free parking available to racers at: "CENTRAL PARK” PARKING GARAGE 301 N. ILLINOIS ST. INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204

USAC Flier / Rules:
Held under USA Cycling permit #2016-2037. All USA Cycling rules apply. Free-lap rule is in effect. Lapped riders may be pulled at the officials discretion. You must present a valid 2016 USA Cycling license at registration to enter any race. Only Category 5 men and Category 4 women may purchase a one-day license for $10 at registration. Promoter reserves the right to shorten, modify, cancel or combine any race or prize list in the event of insufficient entries or bad weather. Junior girls age 15-18 Cat 4 & Cat 1/2/3 riders will be placed in their respective juniors races and also in the overall category but will be paid from the prize purse of the category in which they registered (juniors), not the overall prize purse.  If a Junior Girl, age 15-18 Cat 4 & Cat 1/2/3, wishes to be considered for the overall Women's prize purse(s) in their respective categories, they must register as a "Woman", not as a "Junior". All winners must be present to receive prizes/awards. Day of race registration opens at 8:00am and closes 30 minutes before the start of each race. $20 fee for each additional race. Pre-registration closes at 1159pm EST on 7/6/16. $10 late fee applies for race day registration. Helmets required. No refunds.

* Master 40+ Cat 1/2/3 & Master 50+ Cat 1/2/3 shall be scored separately.
** Master 40+ Cat 4/5 & Master 50+ Cat 4/5 
shall be scored separately.

T-shirts: $15 each or buy 2 for $25. Use coupon code TSHIRT to receive $5 off when you buy 2 t-shirts.


Category Distance Start Time Prizes Field Limit Fee Add to Cart
Men Cat 5/Citizens30 Min10:00 AMMedals75$ 30.00SALE ENDED
Men Cat 4/545 Min01:05 PM$200 / 5 places75$ 40.00SALE ENDED
Men Cat 4/5 Wait List45 NANo start timeNone75$ 0.00SALE ENDED
Men Cat 3/4 p/b Westfield Cyclesports45 Min4:15 PM$700 / 10 places150$ 40.00SALE ENDED
Men Cat 1/2/375 Min6:15 PM$1,999 / 20 places150$ 45.00SALE ENDED
Master 40+ Cat 4/545 Min3:05 PM$100 / 5 places**75$ 40.00SALE ENDED
Master 50+ Cat 4/545 Min3:05 PM$100 / 5 places**75$ 40.00SALE ENDED
Master 40+ Cat 1/2/345 Min11:20 AM$350 / 5 places*75$ 40.00SALE ENDED
Master 50+ Cat 1/2/345 Min11:20 AM$350 / 5 places*75$ 40.00SALE ENDED
Women Cat 430 Min10:40 AM$200 / 5 places75$ 30.00SALE ENDED
Women Cat 1/2/3 p/b Turner Appliance45 Min5:10 PM$1,999 / 20 places100$ 45.00SALE ENDED
Junior Boys 9-1020 Min12:35 PMMedals30$ 15.00SALE ENDED
Junior Boys 11-1220 Min12:35 PMMedals30$ 15.00SALE ENDED
Junior Boys 13-1420 Min12:35 PMMedals30$ 15.00SALE ENDED
Junior Boys 15-1640 Min2:15 PMMedals50$ 20.00SALE ENDED
Junior Boys 17-1840 Min2:15 PMMedals50$ 20.00SALE ENDED
Junior Girls 9-1020 Min12:35 PMMedals30$ 15.00SALE ENDED
Junior Girls 11-1220 Min12:35 PMMedals30$ 15.00SALE ENDED
Junior Girls 13-1420 Min12:35 PMMedals30$ 15.00SALE ENDED
Junior Girls 15-16 Cat 430 Min10:40 AMMedals30$ 20.00SALE ENDED
Junior Girls 15-16 Cat 1/2/345 Min5:10 PMMedals30$ 20.00SALE ENDED
Junior Girls 17-18 Cat 430 Min10:40 AMMedals30$ 20.00SALE ENDED
Junior Girls 17-18 Cat 1/2/345 Min5:10 PMMedals30$ 20.00SALE ENDED
 
USAC One-Day License Voucher    $ 10.00SALE ENDED
Men T-shirt
    $ 15.00SALE ENDED
Women T-shirt
    $ 15.00SALE ENDED