LaGrange Cycling Classic | LaGrange Criterium

ATTEND THE RACE

The LaGrange Cycling Classic will host hundreds of 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 twelve races with prizes for junior, 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.


VIPs 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.

 

 

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. Our Tailgating Experience includes the rental of a 10’x10′ tent in the 200 block of Main Street in downtown LaGrange. Bring your own party and tailgating gear!

 

When: Sunday, April 24, 2022

Time: First Race at 2pm, Last Race Concludes at 9:15pm

Where: Downtown LaGrange, Georgia

Cost: Free For Spectators. VIP access available.

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Prime Spots For Viewing

The Start/Finish line on Main and Broome Street is a popular spot for viewing. Check out VIP 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 spot 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:


Friday, April 22

Strange LaGrange 

Legacy Museum on Main

Learn about the peculiar events and history of LaGrange during the Strange LaGrange Walking Tour. 

 

Friday & Saturday

Live Music

Nutwood Winery

Wine down with some light bites and local live music in the Tasting Room. No cover charge! 

 

Saturday, April 23

Spring Artisan Market

Downtown LaGrange

11am – 4pm

Antiques, handmade/handcrafted items, unique craftsmanship, unusual items, food, pottery, treasures, soaps, jewelry and many great finds!

 

Sunday, April 24

West Point Lake Olympic Triathlon & Aquabike

R. Schaefer Heard Park

7:15am

All Weekend

Chop House Axe Throwing

Get your aim game on and head over to Chop House

Sunday, April 24

Cycling Classic Viewing Party

Wild Leap Brew Co. 

Grab a spiked slushie and watch the cyclists turn the streets ablaze at Wild Leap! Party kicks off at 2pm.

Need 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.