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About the Ballard Criterium race


Considered one of Seattle's classic bike races, come join us for the 26th annual event as hundreds of cyclists race through the streets of Old Ballard. Watch and cheer from a nearby bar or restaurant, or participate in the event pedaling around the 1/2 mile course. Cyclists of all skill levels are welcome! Be sure to register today before the event sells out!

What's a Criterium? Also known as a 'crit', a criterium is a bike race consisting of several laps around a closed circuit. The length of each lap ranges from 1 km to 2 km (0.6 mi to 1.2 mi

Details, Course, and Registration Information


Date: Saturday, June 08 2019 | First race at 1:30pm

Entry: $40 pre-registration, $50 day-of-race, Junior races FREE

Click image to download course map

Click image to download course map


Registration Details

Licenses: A USA Cycling license required to race. USA Cycling license required to race. One-day license for Category 5 men and women is $10 and available at the race. All other categories require an USA Cycling annual license which can be purchased at www.usacycling.org (not for sale at the race).

See the official USAC race flyer for more information.

Pre-Register. Online registration now open at USA Cycling.

Day of registration. Opens at 12:30pm and will close 15min before each category’s start time.

Race Numbers. WSBA numbers will be used and can be purchased at online with WABA. Rental numbers will be available at the race for $10 rental fee (of which $5 is refundable).


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Meet the Ballard Criterium Sponsors

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors who help make this event possible

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