2019 Snake Alley Criterium Kid Bicycle Races

Kid's Bicycle Racing on the Streets of Historical Downtown Burlington!

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time: 12-12:40pm

Registration: 10-11:40a.m. (Steamboat Senior Center - 501 Jefferson Street, Burlington, IA)

Entry Fee: None! Covered by Bike Burlington. All participating children receive a FREE t-shirt, too!

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*Helmets Are Required

4 Starting Lines & 7 Races

There are (7) individual races! As the age groups progress, so do the race distances. All races finish at the Criterium's start / finish line on the 400 block of Jefferson Street. 

Starting Lines:

  • North 4th & Jefferson - Blue Line (race straight down Jefferson St)
    • 3-4 year olds (with training wheels, tricycles & balance bikes)
    • 3-4 year olds (without training wheels)
  • North 3rd & Jefferson - Green Line (race straight down Jefferson St)
    • 5-year-olds
    • 6-year-olds
  • Main & Jefferson - Purple Line (race straight down Jefferson St)
    • 7-year-olds
    • 8-year-olds
  • Washington & Main - Orange Line (south side of intersection; race straight (south) on Main, turn right (west) onto Jefferson)
    • 9-year-olds

Award Ceremony

Top (3) Finishers in Each Race Receive a Trophy! 

Award ceremony takes place at the finish line immediately after all races are completed. 

Snake Alley Criterium Kid Races on Jefferson Street in Downtown Burlington, IA
Snake Alley Criterium Kid Races on Jefferson Street in Downtown Burlington, IA
Snake Alley Criterium Kid Races on Jefferson Street in Downtown Burlington, IA
Snake Alley Criterium Kid Races on Jefferson Street in Downtown Burlington, IA
Snake Alley Criterium Kid Races on Jefferson Street in Downtown Burlington, IA
Snake Alley Criterium Kid Races on Jefferson Street in Downtown Burlington, IA
Snake Alley Criterium Kid Races on Jefferson Street in Downtown Burlington, IA
Snake Alley Criterium Kid Races on Jefferson Street in Downtown Burlington, IA
Snake Alley Criterium Kid Races on Jefferson Street in Downtown Burlington, IA
Snake Alley Criterium Kid Races on Jefferson Street in Downtown Burlington, IA

About Snake Alley Criterium

Downtown Partners and Bike Burlington invite you to start off your summer with the 37th Annual Snake Alley Criterium on Memorial Day Weekend! Considered “one of the most physically challenging races in the Midwest,” by the Iowa Bicycle Racing Association, spend your day in the middle of the action, cheering on cyclists as they make their way up the grueling 12.5% grade of Snake Alley.  

The excitement begins on the afternoon of Friday, May 24th with the Burlington Road Race. The event covers 104-miles from the Port of Burlington to Grandview, IA and back, ending on Burlington's Main Street for a sprint to the finish line. Afterwards, join in the fun with live music and refreshments during Friday Fest at the Memorial Auditorium. Criterium Day (Saturday May 25th) begins with delicious food at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Port. The Criterium races start downtown at 8:30a.m. with the final Category 1/2 Pro Race at 3:40 pm. Hundreds of athletes from around the world will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes. The popular Kids Races and Cobble Climb take place at noon.