Next Wednesday’s Criterium to follow new course | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 28, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 27, 2016 at 11:32 am
The Downtown Walterboro Criterium Board has announced some changes to the 14th Annual Downtown Walterboro Criterium scheduled for May 4 starting at 4 p.m.
Where the course once turned left at the end of E. Washington Street, it will now take a right turn onto N. Memorial Avenue and an immediate right onto Hampton Street. The shortened course will allow for better lighting for the racers, as well as shorter “lap breaks” for the spectators. This decision was made by board members, along with race coordinators.
“The change made sense from a logistics standpoint,” said Michelle Strickland, tourism director for the City of Walterboro. “And the shorter course will make the event more fast-paced and exciting.”
Strickland also added that event patrons should exercise caution when around the racecourse. The faster pace of the race means cycylists will be passing by more frequently at speeds up to 35 mph.
There are also some changes to this year’s VIP section, featuring a local chef showcase, with local cooks serving up their signature recipes. Beer wine and refreshments are also provided at the new ticket price of $25 per person.
Master’s races start at 4 p.m. followed by CAT 4/5 at 4:45 p.m., Cat 2/3 at 5:20, children’s race at 6 p.m., Pro Women at 6:15 p.m. and Pro Men at 7 p.m. Registration for the children’s races start at 5 p.m. Children should bring their own bike and helmet.
For more information and course map visit www.walterborobikerace.org.