Mark Roman | October 13, 2023 | Firm News
Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is proud to be one of the sponsors of the inaugural Orange Belt CRIT Championship Tour in St. Petersburg. A criterium bicycle race is somewhat like NASCAR on bikes; the riders go in loops around a closed course. The CRIT Championship Tour is a criterium race that is meant to celebrate the diverse cultures of different venues, promote the spirit of competition, and embrace sportsmanship.
Details of the Event
The Orange Belt CRIT Championship Tour will open on Saturday, October 21, 2023, with two FUNDO rides starting at 9 am – one 23 miles and one 46 miles. These are community rides, with breakfast, gift bags, photos, and local brews available after the ride. Once these rides are over, the races will begin around 12:20 and will continue through 7 p.m.
The start and finish line of each ride will be at 1118 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.
The CRIT races will have two categories: amateur and professional. The amateur races will be divided into men’s and women’s races, with the men’s division having three races and the women’s having two.
In the men’s division, the open cat will begin at 1:15 p.m. and will last 45 minutes. There will also be a Master’s 40+, 50+, and 60+ lasting 45 minutes and beginning at 2:10 p.m, as well as a fixed gear open lasting 25 minutes and beginning at 3:05 p.m .
In the women’s division, the open cat will begin at 12:20 p.m. and will last 45 minutes. There will also be a fixed gear open beginning at 3:05 p.m. and lasting 25 minutes.
Each of these races will come with prizes, either cash or bicycle frames. The open cats will give cash prizes to the first five places, and the men’s masters will give cash prizes to the first three places. The fixed gear opens will give away a bike frame to the winner of each race.
There will also be two professional races as a part of the Orange Belt CRIT Championship Tour: a men’s and a women’s. These races are by invitation only, so you must have a code to register for the race. However, you can purchase tickets to watch the bike ride either in the reserved viewing area or as a VIP.
The women’s pro race will run from 4:15 to 5:25 p.m., and the men’s race will run from 5:50 to 7 p.m.
Free Bicycle Helmets for Children
Don’t worry; there will be plenty of activities for the kids at the CRIT Championship Tour, too. There will be a ride for kids between the ages of 2 and 12 at 3:40 p.m. lasting fifteen minutes.
Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers wants to help keep the kids of St. Pete safe at the CRIT Championship Tour and beyond. That’s why we’ll be giving away 100 bicycle helmets to kids participating in the ride at 3:40 p.m. This is only a small part of our dedication to bicycle safety in St. Petersburg. Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is committed to cycling safety for all ages and to spreading the word about the importance of sharing the road with cyclists.
In addition to the bike rides, the CRIT Championship Tour will have a festival feel. There will be food trucks, drinks, and live music. There will also be a skate expo for attendees to enjoy.
Get Tickets for the Event
The CRIT Championship Tour is going to be a wonderful event for St. Petersburg, and Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers are so proud to be a part of its inaugural year. You can get tickets for the Orange Belt CRIT Championship Tour or register for one of the races here. And to learn more about how we’re working to keep the people of St. Petersburg safe, visit the rest of our community involvement page.
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