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Upland Brewing Co. Tour of Bloomington

July 22nd - 24th, 2016, presented by Scholars Inn Bakehouse Cycling

With more than $10,000 in cash prizes, the midwest's premiere 3-stage cycling omnium includes the State Championship Road Race, plus a time trial and criterium that make up part of the INKY series points race. With per-category caps of 75-100, spots are sure to fill up fast.

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Race Details

July 22nd - 24th, 2016

Presented By Scholars Inn Bakehouse Cycling

Join us for a full weekend of excitement and speed on the streets of Bloomington! Come to watch, race, relax, and ride. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and great amenities that Bloomington and Monroe County have to offer, from downtown’s bustling activity to its more serene areas of natural beauty, all within this award winning, cyclist‐friendly, Midwestern town. The race stages bring elite cycling up close and personal as riders from the Midwest compete for cash and prizes. Including equal cash prizes for both men's and women's events. This high performance weekend event brings the best competitive cycling talent to Bloomington, showcasing our community to cyclists and visitors throughout the region. All events are free to the viewing public.

This year’s event also includes a community ride on Saturday morning with proceeds benefitting the Salvation Army. Join us for this true tour of Bloomington as you take a leisurely tour through our beautiful rural landscape and trend‐setting downtown. Each ride is fully supported with ride leaders, sag vehicles, and qualified mechanics. Lunch and a T‐shirt will be provided after the ride.

By The Numbers

This Race Is Legit, and Our Numbers Keep Growing.

$10,000

Cash Prizes

12+

Sponsors

3

Stages

14%

Max Climb

Quick Facts

What To Expect

Pre-Registration

Online registration is available at BikeReg.com. We have a limit of 100 riders per category (limit of 75 for some categories)

Safety

Emergency Medical Technicians will be on site for all races. In an emergency, dial 911, or locate one of the numerous volunteers in bright yellow Tour of Bloomington shirts. Many will have 2-way radios that link directly to race officials and first responders.

Parking

Please only park in areas designated on the race maps. For the Criterium, there are additional metered parking and garages nearby. The road race and time trial are on State Forest property. Please only park in designated areas.

Registration

Opens at 5:30pm on Friday for the time trial, 9am on Saturday for the criterium, and 8:30am Sunday for the road race.

USA Cycling Sanctioned

USAC officials will be on site. You are responsible for following the USA Cycling Rulebook and technical guide.

Price

Save up to $10 by pre-registering for all 3 events. Same day/late registration increases entry fee by $10.

The Stages

Three Incredible Events, One Epic Race

Time Trial

The course for the time trial is an out and back, relatively flat 5.7 mile course in a pristine wooded state forest. Staging for the time trial will be at the registration area at the entrance to the forest off of Old State Road 37. Check in/registration opens at 5:30pm on Friday.

Criterium

Tons of spectators gather for this race, set in downtown Bloomington. Anchored by bars, restaurants, and shops, this 7/10 mile, 6-corner, clockwise circuit finishes with a slight climb from the final turn. Check in/registration opens at 9am on Saturday.

Road Race

As the state championship, this course is one of the most picturesque and challenging in the state. A 14.12 mile lap includes a trip up Beanblossom hill each lap, with the finish at the top. Check in/registration opens at 8:30am on Sunday.

Time Trial

Criterium

Road Course

"There's something about the unique geography of Bloomington that makes for really interesting terrain. The challenging hills mixed with flat-out runs really put this event at another level."

-Tom Saccone

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Being a Volunteer

We can use your help! It takes a lot to put on an event like this, and our volunteers are critical to the success and safety of everyone. All of our volunteers receive a t-shirt, and we'll even provide refreshments!

Interested in volunteering? sign up here to be a course marshal, help with registration, or a range of other ways to get involved. Volunteer for a shift or the whole day, and see some great bike racing up close!

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What to Bring

Race weather conditions can be relatively varied, so you'll want to come prepared. If you're new, our volunteers who are veterans of past races suggest bringing sunscreen, a hat and/or sunglasses, a folding chair if you are working as a course marshal and would like to sit (this may not be possible in high traffic areas), and work gloves if volunteering for event set-up or tear-down.

Questions?
E-mail volunteer@scholarsinncycling.org

Already Signed Up?

Volunteer Party and Orientation
Thursday, July 21
7:00pm-8:00pm
Downtown Scholars Inn Bakehouse

All Volunteers need to attend to...
Pick up your "Race Crew" t-shirt
Pick up your volunteer packet and receive training
Food and drinks provided!

Race Day Is Coming

There's not much time left to pre-register.

Pre-register online today to save up to $10 on race entry fees.

The Full Weekend

A View Of The Big Picture

  • Friday - Time Trial

    The course for the time trial is an out and back, relatively flat, 5.7 mile course in a pristine wooded state forest. Staging for the time trial will be at the registration area at the entrance to the forest off of Old State Road 37. Check in/registration opens at 5:30pm on Friday, first rider sends off at 7pm. Register for this race now.

  • Saturday - Community Ride

    Bike to School is a family-friendly cycling event supporting the Back to School efforts of The Salvation Army and area churches which outfits over 600 Monroe County elementary students with backpacks stuffed with school supplies. Salvation Army staff work closely with MCCSC and RBB school systems to ensure that area children are ready to learn. This leisurely ride is SAG-supported, meaning vehicles patrol the course for anyone having unexpected issues, and includes both a 10- and 25-mile loop, both kicking off at 9am on Saturday. Register to ride today!

  • Saturday - Criterium

    Tons of spectators gather for this race, set in downtown Bloomington. Anchored by bars, restaurants, and shops, this 7/10 mile, 6-corner, clockwise circuit finishes with a slight climb from the final turn. Check in/registration opens at 9am on Saturday, first race kicks off at 10:30am, last race at 6:35pm.

  • Sunday - Road Race

    As the state championship, this course is one of the most picturesque and challenging in the state. A 14.12 mile lap includes a trip up Beanblossom hill each lap, with the finish at the top. Check in/registration opens at 8:30am on Sunday, first race at 10am, last kicks off at 2pm. Register for this race now.

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