The Ballard Criterium, or “Crit” as it’s called, will take over Old Ballard tomorrow (Saturday) night as hundreds of bikes will be flying through our city streets for the 20th annual bike race, put on by Second Ascent.
The race runs a loop through Old Ballard’s streets; it starts and finishes at the corner of Ballard Ave NW and 20th Ave NW. It’s a rectangular course that uses Ballard Ave NW, NW Dock Place, Shilshole Ave NW and NW Vernon Place. The races start at 3:30 p.m., and the streets of the course will be closed from 2-10 p.m.
If you want to join in the race, register online, or register tomorrow before the race starting at 2:30 p.m. A USA Cycling license is required to race, but you can purchase a one-day license for Cat 5 men’s and Cat 4 women’s races only for $10. All the other categories require the USA Cycling annual license which can be purchased from USA Cycling (not for sale at the race). The cost to register for the race is $30 plus tax. Click here for a full list of the racing categories.