NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Crit Training Series is canceled. We thank you for your support and hope to see you in 2021!
The Montague Training Crits bring 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 area’s 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!
- WEEK 1: Wednesday, July 31st
- WEEK 2: Wednesday, August 7th
- WEEK 3: Wednesday, August 14th
- WEEK 4: Wednesday, August 21st
Location: Industrial Boulevard, Montague, MA. For GPS directions, use the following address: Franklin County Technical School, 82 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls, MA 01376-1608
Parking & Registration: Parking along Industrial Boulevard, and registration at the entrance to the course. The JAM van should be there as a landmark. No parking in any of the industrial park businesses. After your race make sure to pick up any trash you have left behind. Failure to comply with parking and cleanliness guidelines will result in permanent cancellation of the race series. Registration is just past the Franklin County Tech School, on the left where the course is. Unfortunately, there are no bathrooms.
- 5:30 PM, Registration opens
- 6:15 PM, B race starts
- 7:00 PM, A race starts
- Category B*, 25 laps, $10 Entry Fee**, Field Limit: 75
- Category A*, 35 laps, $10 Entry Fee**, Field Limit: 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 12:00 PM on the day of the event.
All racers must have a USA Cycling license. One-day licenses, which are normally $10, will be available at the event for $5.
Course Description: The course is a flat 0.6 mi (1 km) loop at the end of Industrial Boulevard.