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2020 Vann Knight Tuesday Night World Championship Criterium Training Series 3/10/20 to 9/1/20


Races are temporarily suspened due to the pandemic. USA Cycling has suspened permitted events and insurance until further notice. St. Louis City Parks is not allowing events through early May at this point.

In the interim- Zwift has added Tuesday Night Competitions- please check out info here and keep training!

When: Tuesdays March 10 - September 1

What: Criteriums are a mass start bicycle racing format that is extremely popular in the US, especially in Carondelet Park.

Why: Criterium racing is terrific for improving speed, tactics, positioning, handling, and fitness.

Where: Carondelet Park 3900 Holly Hills Blvd, 63136

How it Works: Each race lasts a specified duration plus 3 laps with the final lap signalled by the ringing of a bell.

Team Competition: The best overall team will win a $1000 cash prize sponsored by Castelli. Please click here for the details on the competition.

Race Information:

Most evenings there are four races: A, B, C and Juniors U-18.

  • The "A Race" will be for USA Cycling Category 1, 2, and 3 licensed racers.
  • The "B Race" will be for USA Cycling Category 4 licensed Men, Category 1/2/3 licensed Women, and Masters 40+ Category 1/2/3 Men.
  • The "C" Race will be for USA Cycling Category 5 Men, Category 4/5 Women, and 1 Day License Holders.
  • The "Juniors" Race will be for Under 18 Boys Category 4/5, Under 18 Girls Category 4/5, and 1 day license holders. Racing Age for Juniors is defined as being under 18 prior to 12/31 of the current year.

Big Shark offers one in store "classroom setting" training class. Also- there are two racing clinics at Carondelet Park (off of the bike). Info covered will be useful to anyone considering racing. Pre-register or just show up! You can download the Race Flyer here.

The Course: is a wide open .7 mile loop with a fast downhill turn + a bit of elevation gain.  Pavement quality is near perfect and corners are very safe.

The Perfunctory Stipulation: In exchange for usage of the course, the City of St Louis requests that we simply respect the Park and the residents of the adjacent neighborhood. 

Parking: The area will be available as close to 5:30 pm as possible. Please do not park blocking the one-way access loop on the west side of the course/park.

Race Results: Here

EARLY Number Pick up Saturday, March 7th- It's just for YOU!:

Register early for the first race, purchase a Season Pass and get your cloth bib number early on Saturday March 7th from High Noon until 5pm at Big Shark's Big Bend store.

Please have these items with you, completely filled out and ready to go:
1. USA Cycling Series Waiver.
2. USA Cycling Current License
3. Payment - cash, credit card or check (made payable to Big Shark Bicycle Company)

Registration: is on site only and opens around 5:00 pm each Tuesday.  Registration closes 30 seconds prior to the start of each race. Numbers issued are for the entire series- so hang on to your bib number!

Race Fees are as follows:

  • Your first race of the season: $20
  • All subsequent race nights: $15
  • Your 2nd race on the same night: $3
  • Fees include a $4.75 per rider insurance surcharge/BAR fee.
  • Replacement bib numbers: $5
  • Season Pass- before March 10th, purchase all 26 races for $340. This includes a 2nd race on the same night. Normally $468. Season Pass holders must sign in each evening at the registration tent.
  • The Junior Race (Starting 5/5/20): $12

Important!  ALL participants must have a current year USA Cycling license (1-Day and Annuals are available on site).  Riders must report to registration each evening to be included on the start list. Please don't be THAT racer.

Primes and Prizes for this year's races are provided by Chef Gerard Craft and Pastaria!



Start Time




 Cat 4/5 Boys, Cat 4/5 Girls, U18 Racing Age


25 Minutes

Top 6

 "A" Race

 Cat 1/2/3, Women 1/2/3


45 + 3 laps

Top 6

"B" Race

 Cat 4 Men, Women 1/2/3, Men 40+ Cat 1-3


30 + 3 laps

Top 6

"C" Race

 Cat 5, One Days, Juniors Cat 5, Women 4


25 +3 laps

Top 6

Fine Print:

  • The "A,"B" and "C" races will each have one 'open' prime.
  • The "B" and "C" races will each have one women's prime.
  • The "C" race starts at 5:30pm March 10 -  April 28. Beginning on May 5 this race will be at 7:40pm.
  • The Juniors races at 5:30pm begins on May 5.
  • For additional information contact Mike Weiss at 314-862-1188 or

Race Results:

Please note: Hazardous riding, unsportsmanlike conduct, and unsafe equipment will not be tolerated. Ride smart, safe, and with respect. Weather updates and series information will be shared on Big Shark's Facebook Page and via our email list.

Thanks to R & R Sanitation for supplying our "facilities".

Held under USAC Permit

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