The Zeeland Criterium is back and ready for action, are you? We are proud to be bringing back the 2022 Zeeland Criterium now scheduled for August 20th. WE will still be using the same format as years past only on a Saturday! We will again feature a free kids race and 3 professional races with some of the most exciting bicycle race action available in the Midwest. New this year is the community time that will showcase some unique and fun times!
Come on out and watch the action!
What is a Criterium?
A criterium, or crit, is a bike race held on a short course often held on blocked-off city streets. The course is short, usually less than 5 km, and is a closed circuit, where riders complete multiple laps. Riders typically race for a given length of time, then complete a specified number of laps. An example would be a race of 60 minutes plus three laps.
In addition to the typical method of determining a winner — first rider across the finish line — many crits have prizes that can be won while the race is in progress. Called primes (pronounced “preems”), these are given for winning specific laps along the way and are frequently cash prizes or merchandise.