The Firecracker Crit will use the streets of Historic Downtown Lawrence. The exciting FAST eight-corner Criterium will provide participants fun both on and off the bike. The Firecracker Crit is presented as part of a full day festival of family fun culminating in beautiful fireworks in Downtown Lawrence. We invite you to bring your families to enjoy the festivities while you race hard and then stay enjoy the live music and fireworks together as you celebrate your achievements. Registration/Check In: Tent behind start/finish, next to the US Bank Building. Parking: We recommend you use the New Hampshire Street parking garage located between 9th & 10th Street or the Vermont Street Garage located between 7th & 8th streets.
Payouts are minimum 3 deep in all categories. Mens and Women’s 123 categories will be paid in cash or check. Masters and Category 4 may be cash/check, gift cards, merchandise or a combination thereof. The Firecracker Crit is the Kansas State Category Crit Championship with 2X KBAR points.
State Championship medals are awarded separately from the race outcome. Eligibility requires an ANNUAL USAC license AND you must be a resident of the State of Kansas.
Once again, we will have the challenging 10K Time Trial on old 59 hwy in the Pleasant Grove Neighborhood just south of Lawrence
First Rider will start at 4:30pm, subsequent riders will go off at 60 second increments.
Juniors will race a shorter 2 mile course with no hill climb. All other fields will race a distance of 10K including the “Pleasant Grove” Hill climb on the way out and and descent on the return
The Time Trial course is just south of Lawrence City Limits off of Highway 59 (take the exit for Douglas County Road 458 and N1000 Road). Limited parking will be available along N1000 Road and E 1250 Road. Ample parking is available at Broken Arrow Park (31st and Louisiana St). The 4 mile ride along scenic and low-traffic roads to the course is a great warm-up/cool down.
Embrace your inner Eddy….
…No Time Trial Bikes
The intent is to use the same equipment as you will be using for the Criterium and Road Race. The following aero equipment will not be allowed:
- No time trial bikes.
- No aero bars (clip-on or otherwise)
- No aero helmets (fin-shaped helmets)
- Helmets must be ventilated with vents uncovered.
- Wheels must have traditional spokes as a structural part of the wheel.
- No disc wheels.
- No tri-spokes.
- No disc covers.
- No aero water bottles.
- Skinsuits and shoe covers are allowead
Continuing the tradition of exciting urban road courses, the 2019 Tour of Lawrence will showcase the beautiful and historic campus of Haskell Indian Nations University and the quaint Breezedale Historic District. The Haskell Indian Nations Campus Race features long wide open sections along technical interior streets. Registration/Check In: Registration will take place on Indian by the official’s tent at Start/Finish. Parking: Open field north of Haskell’s Stadium. Use east 23rd Street Frontage Road.
Payouts are minimum 3 deep in all categories. Mens and Women’s 123 categories will be paid in cash or check. Masters and Category 4 may be cash/check, gift cards, merchandise or a combination thereof.
The new and exciting East 9th Crit, sponsored by Bracker’s Good Earth Clays is a .8 mile figure 8 course featuring paved and brick surfaces and a full day finish line block party. Registration/Check In opens at the Cider Gallery at 7:00am. Parking is available on side streets, (please be considerate of neighborhood residents access to their own houses.) Payouts are minimum 3 deep in all categories. Mens and women’s 123 categories will be paid in cash or check. Masters and Category 4 may be cash/check, gift cards, merchandise or a combination thereof
(including prizes, primes and other fun stuff)
We are excited to announce that we have some very special prizes and primes for our Firecracker Crit! Primes include a “FEED ME” Prime package including a variety of fuel from Skratch, Science in Sport and Clif Bars, some special gifts from Shimano, Sock Guy Socks, Cyclist-centric skin care selections from Tricombe, giftcards for popular downtown Lawrence restaurants and one lucky rider will even get a cool colored wax-based chain lube system from Wend Wax! Plus, CASH PRIMES!!! Featuring podium payouts from Salon Di Marco (1 hour massage with CBD treatment), Velocio Gloves, Skratch cookbooks, Lazer Helmets from Shimano, some very special Downtown Lawrence Cyclist Art Prints, and, of course the very popular CASH.
Fast, fun-to-watch bike racing will be happening in Downtown Lawrence from 8am-3pm.
Kid Zone featuring face painting, bounce house, crafts, sidewalk chalk and more from 11-3
Community Bike Parade pedals off at 3:30pm until 4pm (staging and other preparations begin at 3!)
Fun for the whole family all day on the Fourth, then stick around downtown and head toward Burcham Park for Live Music, Fireworks and more Fun from 5-10pm!
THERE IS NO ONSITE REGISTRATION FOR THE TIME TRIAL!
Start List will be posted here on July 3rd. Numbers will be on the right!
The Time Trial course is just south of Lawrence City Limits off of Highway 59 (take the exit for Douglas County Road 458 and N1000 Road).
Limited parking will be available along N1000 Road and E 1250 Road.
Ample parking should be available at Broken Arrow Park (31st and Louisiana St). The 5 mile ride along scenic and low-traffic roads to the course is a great warm-up/cool down. Click here for ride with GPS map (you can export this and import into garmin if you prefer)
The intent is to use the same equipment as you will be using for the entire weekend. Please check the race flyer for the list of equipment that is and is not allowed
Feel Free to email questions and we will post the question and the answer right here for everyone’s benefit!
Q. Is the Specialized Evade Helmet ok for the Time Trial
Very Excited to announce that Rainbow Ice will be back with us at Haskell for the races. Race hard, then reward yourself with a cool treat! We have some great primes planned with payouts ranging from cool bike stuff to Martin City Beer to cold hard cash! Come out and race or come out and watch!! We will also have kids races mid day at Haskell!!!! So bring the family for a full day of fun!
Race Flyer (6.19 final)
Tour of Lawrence Jersey! You can pre-order one when you register.
Tour of Lawrence 2019
T-Shirt. Unisex sizing
$20 available via online registration or at the TourofLawrence tent
Our race director, “sixfootcindy” is seen here in a red XS shirt alongside KCA President, Dave, wearing the Blue version in a Large. Dave is 6′ 1.5, or (6’2 with the hair)