SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 27, 2023) — The Salt Lake City Criterium is excited to announce its return for the 4th year, reaffirming Utah’s place in the professional bike racing circuit with a two-day event, on July 15-16, 2023. The Saturday race is the sixth of ten stops on the 2023 National Criterium Series Calendar, known as The American Crit Cup. Be there as the pros vie for the chance to earn crucial points in the series and a share of the over $22,000 prize purse! From Utah, the series will journey to Chicago, Illinois, and several other locations before the grand finale in St. Louis, Missouri in September to award the $100,000 grand prize!
Day 1 in Salt Lake City begins in the Granary District near downtown and INDUSTRY SLC, featuring a fast, 4-corner, 1.4 km counter-clockwise rectangular circuit. The race kicks off with the enthusiasm of amateur categories, paving the way for the pros in the evening. In partnership with INDUSTRY SLC, we’re providing a sensational ticketed VIP experience from their upper deck, offering an unbeatable bird’s-eye view of the thrilling action.
The Salt Lake City Criterium is thrilled to announce its expansion in the Granary District during Day 1 of the event, a move designed to welcome more of the community and create an even more engaging and festive atmosphere. This year, the event will cover a larger area and feature an expanded vendor street fair that celebrates local businesses and artisans. With over 50 local vendors, food enthusiasts will delight in a variety of BBQ food trucks, and beer aficionados can enjoy a selection of brews from local breweries. This expanded footprint not only means more room for spectators and participants but also a broader showcase of the vibrant local culture and community spirit that makes Salt Lake City so special. We are eager to provide a more inclusive, enjoyable, and memorable event for all attendees, creating a true street party atmosphere that combines the thrill of professional bike racing with the essence of a community festival.
Day 2 brings a shift in scenery, moving the competition to Sugarhouse Park, still retaining the spirit of criterium racing that spectators and participants love. The racing will continue with additional junior and master categories throughout the day, culminating in the pro men and women’s showdown – the perfect ending to an exhilarating weekend of racing.
Eric Gardiner, the director and founder of the race, said, “We’re thrilled to bring top-level criterium racing back to Salt Lake City. With our new courses, we aim to challenge teams’ abilities and create diverse racing experiences each day. Expect even more excitement with significantly more primes this year.”
Find the 2023 Salt Lake Criterium registration, sponsors, and event schedule on our website (www.saltlakecriterium.com), where you can also find information on volunteering and other ways to get involved with the event.