Velo Classic on July 25, 26 to feature bike races, Wellness Fest, Kids Bike Rodeo

Oak Ridge Criterium

A picture from a previous Criterium race in Oak Ridge. (Submitted photo)


A bicycle racing event in Oak Ridge on July 25 and 26 will feature three types of races, a Family Wellness Festival, and a Kids Bike Rodeo.

It’s the URS-CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) Oak Ridge Velo Classic.

Three types of races that include 13 categories of competitors will be offered. The road races and time trials will be staged from the parking area of the East Tennessee Technology Park beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 25, and the criterium races will be held at the Horizon Center beginning at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, July 26. This year’s criterium races—which are very much like “NASCAR on bikes”—have been designated the state championships by the Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association.

The race promoters expect almost 400 competitors for the two-day event. The Comfort Inn is the official race hotel and is offering special rates to out-of-town competitors. Early race packet pickup will be held at a reception on Friday evening, July 24, poolside at the Comfort Inn. [Read more…]

Oak Ridge Velo Classic bicycle racing event this weekend

Oak Ridge Velo Classic

Professional and top amateur males race in a previous Oak Ridge Velo Classic. (Photo submitted by Lou Rabinowitz)

A bicycle racing event this weekend includes races in Oak Ridge and Anderson County, and proceeds benefit the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge.

The Fifth Annual Oak Ridge Velo Classic includes Tennessee State Road Races on Saturday on a challenging course that traverses scenic sections of rural Anderson County, time trial races on Saturday evening on Bear Creek Road, and criterium races at Horizon Center on Sunday, a press release said.

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