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Saturday April 16th, 2023

Over $1000 Cash + Prizes

Presented by the Gateway Cycling Club and Dave Cumming's Leg

Gear Up for Spring Racing

The Race: Spring Racing continues at Tilles County Park with the perfect early season criterium. Flowing turns, gentle rises and fast laps. Reduced field sizes and lots of racing categories. Something for everyone. Set in St. Louis County's Tilles Park. Registration is open.

Continuing for 2023! The Renaissance Financial Junior Race Series. Renaissance Financial, a St. Louis based business and personal financial planning company, is committed to growing Junior Cycling. All Junior Entry Fees for every Big Shark produced Road, Time Trial, Criterium, or Cyclocross Event are underwritten. The only requirement is that each Junior provide a minimum of one hour of volunteer work at one of our events. From helping set-up, assisting during the race, or helping at the end of the day. Email us to volunteer: mike@bigshark.com

Each age group/gender will be scored and assigned points throughout the season. Points earned at the Bommarito Audi Gateway Cup will be counted double. Winners of the 17-18 Age Groups for young men and women will be awarded a $250 Gift Card. We will post the rankings monthy in our online Race Results.

Course Description: An 8/10th of a mile course- slightly rolling, decent surface and tight. Position is crucial!

Pre-Registration: at BikeReg.com.  Pre-registration entry fee is $40 Entry fee includes $5 rider insurance surcharge/BAR fee. Race Day entry fee is $50. No refunds. Race will occur rain or shine. Please note we reserve the right to cancel due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check our Facebook page before leaving for the race if there is any question.

Race Day Registration: 9551 Litzinger Rd, 63124. Opens at 8:00 am. Race Day entry fee is $50. Juniors race day fee is underwritten by Renaissance Financial with volunteer committment. Riders that have already raced once (except 1-Day license holders) can enter a 2nd race for $20. USA Cycling Annual and 1-Day licenses available onsite. Non-licensed riders can race in the Juniors, Category 5 Men's or Category 5 Women's events with purchase of a $10 USA Cycling 1-Day License- available onsite.

Start Time Category Duration Field Limit Awards
9:00 am Juniors 30 min 50 3 Places/Medals/B&G
9:35 am Masters 50+/60+ Cat 1-5 40 min 75 3 Places/Medals
10:20 am Category 4/5 40 min 75 3 Places/Medals
11:10am Women Category 3/4/5 BAR 40 min 75 3 Places/Medals
12:00 pm Masters 40+ (Category 1-4) BAR 45 min 100 $150/5 Deep
1:00 pm Masters 40+ (Category 4/5) 40 min 75 3 Places/Medals
1:50 pm  Women Open BAR 50 min 100 $300/10 Deep
2:50 pm USAC Cat 4 BAR 40 min 100 $100/5 Deep
3:40 pm USAC Cat 3 BAR 55 min 100 $150/5 Deep
4:45 pm USAC Pro/1/2 BAR 60 min 100 $300/10 Deep

Pay Out Detail:

Category Purse 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Pro/1/2 $300 $70 $50 $40 $35 $30 $25 $20 $15 $10 $5
Cat 3 $150 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
Cat 4 $100 $30 $25 $20 $15 $10
Women Open $300 $70 $50 $40 $35 $30 $25 $20 $15 $10 $5
Masters 40+ (1-4) $150 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10

Contact: Race Director - Mike Weiss, mike@bigshark.com 314/862-1188          

Held under USAC Permit

2022 RACE RESULTS

2020 RACE RESULTS

2019 RACE RESULTS

2018 RACE RESULTS

2015 RACE RESULTS

2016 RACE RESULTS

Course Map