LaGrange Cycling Classic | LaGrange Criterium


The LaGrange Cycling Classic will host up to 400 cyclists on a closed-course in downtown LaGrange. The high speed course runs along Main and Bull Street and connecting streets Byron Hurst and South Lafayette. In total, the criterium includes six races with daily prizes for both amateur and professional race categories.


Attend The Race For Free

There are ample places on the closed-loop course to get a great vantage point. No admission fee or ticket is required for any general admission area.


VIP Experience

Our sponsors and VIPs have exclusive access to their own tents as well as access to Del’avant Event Center for complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and premiere viewing.


VIP tickets are available in two tiers:
– VIPs will have exclusive access to Del’avant Event Center for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar (two drink tickets per person) inside the main ballroom.

– Premium VIPs will have access to the main ballroom and Del’avant’s rooftop garden for an exclusive experience with a bird’s eye view of all the action—above the finish line. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres included and cash bar (four drink tickets per person).



What To Expect

Barricades will be in place to prevent all traffic the day of the race, so spectators can get as close to the action as humanly possible. As you get your prime viewing spot against the railings, cheering over ever-present music and sounds of bicycles traveling 30MPH+, your senses are simultaneously taking in the heat from the blacktop rising, gusts from the constant wind of cyclists on your face and the smell of savory snacks in your nose (and maybe a tinge of sweat from the hundreds of cyclists zooming past). Oh, and perhaps a nice craft beverage in your hand.

Tailgate Like A Pro

LaGrange Cycling Classic is putting a spin on the traditional tailgate, turning Main Street into a block party. Party like a champ sounds good.




When: Friday, August 27, 2021

Time: First Race at 5pm, Last Race Concludes at 9:45pm

Where: Downtown LaGrange, Georgia

Cost: Free For Spectators. VIP access available.


Prime Spots For Viewing

The Start/Finish line on Main and Broome Street is a popular spot for viewing. Check out V.I.P. packages to get exclusive access to the rooftop lounge at Del’avant Event Center for a birds-eye view of all the action.

Turns One and Two on Lafayette Square are sure to provide a great view of criterium racing action.

In front of Courtyard By Marriott will be an excellent vista for action on Turn Two while being able to see the cyclists zoom down the straightaway on Bull Street.

Turn Three, a.k.a the “Death Turn” at the corner of Bull Street and Byron Hurst is one of the most technical turns in all of criterium racing.

Stick Around For More Weekend Events:

Thursday, August 26

Pure Life Studios

Sweet Tea Trio

7:30pm – 9:30pm


Friday, August 27

Wild Leap

Criterium After Party

Ends at 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday,
August 27 & 28

LSPA Black Box Theater

Southern Film Festival

Friday: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday, August 28

Sweetland Amphitheatre

Steve Earle & The Dukes With Los Lobos

7:00pm – 10:30pm

Saturday, August 28

Wild Leap

End of Summer Luau

5:00pm – 10:00pm


Ready to Rest Your Head?

Cyclists aren’t the only ones exhausted after a maximum-overdrive criterium. Avoid the hassle of trudging back home and take it easy in one of the city’s premier lodging options.