Criterium racing is a short form of road racing which tests the rider’s bike handling (including cornering and sprinting), fitness and race tactics.
Races often finish in a bunch sprint or riders can try their luck with a breakaway. Some races feature intermediate sprints known as primes (pronounced preems).
Racing will be held at the Glenorchy Criterium Course in Tolosa Street Glenorchy. This is an 800 metre loop.
Competitors will complete circuits of the course for a set period depending on grade followed by a specific number of laps.
In some races a Prime is held which is an intermediate sprint for prizes of points.
A Kids ride is held which is not competitive to allow our youngest riders to experience riding on the course.
Road bike with working front and rear brakes (disc brakes are permitted) and plugged bar ends.
Riders must wear a helmet that meets Australian Standards at all times when riding at the event including before and after your race.
Gloves and sunglasses are recommended.
Junior cyclists (u/19s and below) are subject to gearing restrictions. More information on junior cycling can be found here.
A current Cycling Australia license is required.
Kids in the non racing group can use a Ride license.
All others will need a race licence.
Discounted Cycling Australia membership is available for MTBA members.
More info at:
1730 Rego opens
1750 Kids (the 4 – 8 year olds – Non-racing)
1800 Juniors (u/9/11/13s) 15 mins + 1
1820 Warm up
1830 D, E & F Grade 20 mins+2
1855 Warm up
1900 A, B & C Grade 30 mins+3
Race briefing will be held on the start line.
entry at the race.
Kids: $2 (non race goup)
Contact our Race Director.
Tolosa Park, Tolosa Street Glenorchy.
The Criterium Circuit is closed to vehicle traffic during the event so please park on Tolosa Street and enter through the gate next to the Mountain Bike Park entry.
Alternatively, enter Tolosa Park through the first gate and park near the play equipment and walk to the registration area.
It is requested that only race officials and organisers park in within the criterium circuit.