Montague Crit Training Series

Competitive Criterium Race/Training Series

Event SponsorsNortheast SolarThe Lady Killigrew at the Montague BookmillCycle-Smart: Solutions for CyclistsGreenfield CoffeeJ.A.M. FundThe dates for the 2016 series will be the Wednesdays of July 2016: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, and 8/3

BikeReg Registration:
https://www.bikereg.com/events/?pid=3634


 

More information on the Crit Series can be found in our discussion forums – – – more information – – – .

Great photo from the race clinic – Thanks Northeast Solar!

The Montague training Crits are back, and bringing all levels of racing fun to the Valley. The B race is a perfect first race for riders interested in trying out the sport. This race will be controlled at 20-22 MPH for the first 5 laps, and there will be a pacer for the remainder of the race that maintains that speed. Club and elite team members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about racing. This series is intended to be fun and welcoming. If you outgrow the B race, mix it up with the areas best cyclists in the A race. A group will head over to The Lady Killigrew for dinner and refreshments after the race each week. Come join us and have a fun night out!

Industrial Blvd. in Montague, MA.
Parking along Industrial Blvd, and registration at the entrance to the course. The JAM van should be there as a landmark. (see map and directions below)

5:30pm, Registration opens
6:15pm, B race starts
7pm, A race starts

Category Distance Start Time Prizes Entry Fee Field Limit
B* 25 laps 6:15pm 0 $10** 75
A* 35 laps 7pm 0 $10** 75

B race: Men’s Category 4 and 5, Women’s Category 3 and 4, and one-day licensed riders.
A race: Men’s Category 1-4 and Women’s 1-3.

*Men’s Category 4 and Women’s 3 may race the A and/or B race.
**Registration for the second race is only $5.

Races will be canceled in the event of lightning. We will make the call at 12 noon on the day of the event. See the associated forum posts for updates and cancellations.

All racers must have a USA Cycling license. One-day licenses will be available at the event for $10. Registration for one-day licensed riders is reduced to $5.

Course Description

Course is a flat 0.6 mi (1 km) loop at the end of Industrial Blvd. in Montague, MA. Parking, registration, and bathrooms are at the Franklin County Technical School.

Directions

Address for mapping:

Franklin County Technical School
82 Industrial Boulevard
Turners Falls, MA 01376-1608

Google maps link to Franklin County Technical School

Traveling 91 North

  • 91 North to exit 27 Route 2 East. Follow Route 2 east to 2nd stop light. Take right at 2nd stop light (Avenue A) cross over bridge into Turners Falls.
  • At 1st stop light take left onto 3rd street. Follow 3rd street up the hill. At top of hill bear left at left at fork onto Millers Falls Road. (Follow sign to airport). 0.8 miles
  • Follow Millers Falls Road approximately 1.5 miles to entrance for airport Industrial park (Industrial Blvd). Left into Industrial Park.
  • Once in the industrial park parking will be located at the Franklin County Tech School. Approximately 0.7 miles.


Traveling 91 South

  • 91 South to exit 27 Route 2 East. Follow Route 2 east to 2nd stop light. Take right at 2nd stop light (Avenue A) cross over bridge into Turners Falls.
  • At 1st stop light take left onto 3rd street. Follow 3rd street up the hill. At top of hill bear left at left at fork onto Millers Falls Road. (Follow sign to airport). 0.8 miles
  • Follow Millers Falls Road approximately 1.5 miles to entrance for airport Industrial park. (Industrial Blvd). Left into Industrial Park.
  • Once in the industrial park parking will be located at the Franklin County Tech School. Approximately 0.7 miles.


From Route 2 West

  • Follow Route 2 West to intersection of Avenue A and Route 2. First stop light on route two from Leominster. Take left onto Avenue A, cross over bridge into Turners Falls.
  • At 1st stop light take left onto 3rd street. Follow 3rd street up the hill. At top of hill bear left at left at fork onto Millers Falls Road. (Follow sign to airport). 0.8 miles
  • Follow Millers Falls Road approximately 1.5 miles to entrance for airport Industrial park. (Industrial Blvd). Left into Industrial Park.
  • Once in the industrial park parking will be located at the Franklin County Tech School. Approximately 0.7 miles.


From Route 2 East

  • Once in Greenfield at rotary take exit for 91 North.
  • 91 North to exit 27 Route 2 East. Follow Route 2 east to 2nd stop light. Take right at 2nd stop light (Avenue A) cross over bridge into Turners Falls.
  • At 1st stop light take left onto 3rd street. Follow 3rd street up the hill. At top of hill bear left at left at fork onto Millers Falls Road. (Follow sign to airport). 0.8 miles
  • Follow Millers Falls Road approximately 1.5 miles to entrance for airport Industrial park. (Industrial Blvd). Left into Industrial Park.
  • Once in the industrial park parking will be located at the Franklin County Tech School. Approximately 0.7 miles.