It will be pedals to the metal in downtown Mobile and the University of South Alabama campus for the inaugural Mobile Cycling Classic. Cyclists throughout the region will be in town competing for an overall purse of $5000.
Sanctioned by USA Cycling, the Mobile Cycling Classic is hosted by the Mobile Sports Authority, the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The intense, fast-paced, sometimes combative but always fun criteriums, commonly known as crits, will challenge riders as they make numerous laps of the course in a relatively short timeframe. The series of races, which last between 20 and 60 minutes, will be divided by various skill categories for men and women.
Riders (and spectators) will find a super exciting downtown crit as competitors confront a course with eight turns in a counter-clockwise direction.
Riders will be challenged by the course commonly referred to by the locals as the “Pain Train”. This circuit will take riders on a 1.5 mile loop in a counter-clockwise direction around the beautiful USA campus. With only two real turns and a slight elevation, this circuit should be fast.
Online registration is now open and the cost is $30 until May 1. From May 2 – 9, the fee is $35.
Pre-registration deadline is 10pm on May 9.
Onsite registration will be $45 per category and the second same-day race entry will be $20.
To register today, please visit: https://www.bikereg.com/mobile-cycling-classic
Saturday, May 11th Downtown Crit
|3:30 pm||Cat 4/5||40 minutes|
|4:25 pm||Masters 40+ 1-4||40 minutes|
|4:25 pm||Men Masters 50+ Cat 1-4||40 minutes|
|5:20 pm||Women 4/5||40 minutes|
|5:20 pm||Women 1/2/3||40 minutes|
|6:15 pm||Pro men 1/2||60 minutes|
Sunday, May 12th University of South Alabama Pain Train Circuit
|9 am||Cat 4/5||40 minutes|
|9:55 am||Masters 40+ Cat 1-4||40 minutes|
|9:55 am||Masters 50+ Cat 1-4||40 minutes|
|10:50 am||Women 4/5||40 minutes|
|10:50 am||Women 1/2/3||40 minutes|
|11:45 am||Pro 1/2/3||60 minutes|
Downtown Mobile metered parking is FREE on weekends. There should be available spaces near the start/finish, however, there are paid lots throughout downtown.
Parking is free on the USA campus.
Saturday race start/finish: 605 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Sunday race start/finish: USA Drive N., Mobile, AL 36608
Special Rates for the first 10 rooms at:Hampton Inn & Suites Mobile-Downtown Historic District
Group Name: Mobile Cycling Classic Room Block$110 + Tax 14% Traditional Standard Rooms with 2 Queen Beds or 1 King
(based on 1-4 guests in a room)
$139 + Tax 14% Studio Suites with 2 Queen Beds and Balcony
(based on 1-5 guests in a room)
Arrival Date: 10-May-2019
Departure Date: 12-May-2019
- All Rooms are Non–Smoking
- Hilton Honors group booking points do apply.
- This Rate includes the Full “On the House” Hot Breakfast Buffet each morning of your stay.
- Hot breakfast items rotate daily and always include an egg product and a meat product.
- Our buffet includes a variety of options like fruit, yogurt, cereal, make-your-own waffle station, boiled eggs, oatmeal, juices etc.
- Hours are from 6am-10am daily.
- 24 hour coffee service is also offered throughout the day at no charge
- We also offer complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel for your convenience.