Charlotte Criterium

Tech Guide

Need to Know

Race Expo

The official Charlotte Criterium Race Expo will be located at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets, at the Bank of America Plaza. There will be vendors and exhibitors. Visit the Race Expo between 2:00 – 9:30 pm.

Street Closures

Tryon Street from 1st Street to 6th Street will be closed starting at 8:00am. The streets that include the entire course, Church, 2nd, and 5th Streets, will close at 4:00 pm and reopen at 10:00 pm.

Course Description

The Charlotte Criterium course is approximately a mile circuit in the shape of a barbell that includes a long straightaway and eight corners. The 2016 course has been redesigned with an exciting left turn through the middle of the race's popular hospitality area. There is a small hill on N. Church Street and a long uphill grade along N. Tryon Street to the finish line. The course is unique in that the entire stretch of Tryon Street is bi-directional and the riders race up and down both sides. There is no shortage of great places to watch the race!

Spectator Etiquette

In order to respect the safety of riders and spectators, please remain on the outside of the fence around the course, unless crossing at a designated spectator crossing area. Please do not hang on fencing as riders are going extremely fast and can get incredibly close to the perimeter of the course.

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Race Number Pickup / Sign In

Pro Race Number Pick Up / Sign In & Amateur Sign In
Saturday April 30, 2016 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Novant Health Race Tent, Bank of America Plaza, 101 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC

ALL Riders must sign in and pick up race numbers at the Novant Health Race Tent by 4:15 pm. Amateur Shootout riders must sign in at the Novant Health Race Tent by 4:15 pm.

All riders must have a USAC 2016 Athlete Release form at registration. No race numbers will be given out without a signed release form and presentation of your current USAC racing license.

Race number pick up and sign in will only be open during these hours. In order to prepare our system to properly record race results our event roster will be closed out promptly at 4:16 pm. No race numbers will be given out after that time. ANY riders not receiving numbers by closing of number pickup will not be allowed to start.


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Pro Riders: The call up will be predetermined by the race director on April 24, 2016. Call Up lists will be available at number pickup at the Bank of America Plaza, 101 S. Tryon Street. We will allow as many call up as our time schedule allows. Staging for call up will be behind the VIP areas directly across from the start/finish stage. There will be event staff there to assist. We are on a strict timetable so please don't miss your call up! All remaining riders will be staged 150 meters prior to the start line. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Amateur Shootout Riders: Open ONLINE registration for Amateur Shootout. There is no qualifying at the Dilworth Criterium. Registration is open to Cat 2 & 3 riders 16 years of age and older.

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Medical Information

Medical Control / Anti-Doping

The Charlotte Criterium is subject to USADA Anti Doping Examination. All competitors and team personnel must abide by these regulations. Any rider found positive will forfeit all prizes won at the event.

The list of riders required to report will be posted at the start/finish stage. The riders will be required to report to medical control within a reasonable time after the awards and protocol ceremonies. It is the responsibility of the rider and/or their team personnel to insure that they report to Anti-Doping within the required time.

Anti-doping will be located in the Omni Hotel: The Omni Hotel is located at 132 E Trade St. directly behind the start/finish line. USADA chaperones will escort you to the testing room.

IMPORTANT: The awards for both men and women are held directly after the finish of the men's race. Top 3 riders from each event must report to the finish area immediately after the Men's Pro Race. Please participate in the awards ceremony before reporting for testing. Your USADA chaperone will stay with you.

Please join us as proud supporters of USA Cycling's RaceClean Program!

Event Medical Emergency

EMS will be on the race course in (2) locations:

  1. Tryon Street & Trade Street (directly across street from start/finish stage)
  2. N. Tryon Street & W 6th Street (north end of course)


Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204

Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital
1901 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Novant Health Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine
1918 Randolph Road, Suite 175
Charlotte, NC 28207

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
1500 Matthews Township Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105

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