The Mass Ave Criterium is coming downtown to the Mass Avenue Cultural District on Saturday, August 11, 2012.  A full program of racing will run from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM.  This event title sponsors are NUVO and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

See European-style racing up close and personal at the Mass Ave CritSee European-style racing up close and personal as cyclists race by at 25-30 mph, competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes! Criterium racing can be very exciting to watch in person. Whereas Tour de France spectators get to see the racers once along a long road route, criterium fans see the racers every minute or so as they complete dozens of short circuits (laps).

The "Mass Ave." district offers dining, shopping, arts, and more. The folks from Pedal & Park will be there to offer secure bicycle parking. Make it an event: ride to the races, grab a bite, take in some culture, and have a great day. Mass Ave Criterium Website.

And you can be part of the action!  Volunteers are needed for the race course and Pedal & Park. Volunteers will be fed (!) and will receive a tee shirt.
(11am-2pm, 2pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-7pm, 7pm-9:30pm)

Volunteer duties include:
•    Setting up the criterium course
•    Monitoring traffic and intersections on the course to ensure cyclist safety
•    Assisting attendees and residents with parking needs

To volunteer, visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S9DHXSH

Bicycle Garage Indy is proud to be sponsor of this event.  Bicycle Garage Indy Downtown, in the Indy Bike Hub YMCA at Indianpolis City Market, is just a few blocks away from the Mass Ave district and will be open during much of the day.