If you’re looking for a great atmosphere and adrenaline pumping racing, then the 2019 Ontario Criterium Series will be perfect for you. The series is comprised of five great events dispersed around Ontario. There is a perfect combination of historic and new events that is sure to excite any Crit racer from Ontario and beyond. The series is set to start on May 26th, 2019 in Trenton, ON at the Quinte-West Criterium and finish off at the Tour di Via Italia in Windsor on Labour Day weekend.
Quinte-West Criterium – May 26th, 2019
The first event of a five-event Criterium Series will be the Quinte-West Criterium on May 26th, 2019. The race will run out of Centennial Park in Trenton, Ontario. The course features a 1.7 km loop of smooth pavement for a perfect Criterium experience. This is a fantastic location with great activities available for the whole family.
Preston Street – June 16th, 2019
The second stop of the 2019 Crtierium Series is the Preston Street Criterium. The exciting event goes through the streets of Ottawa’s Little Italy. Since 1973, the race has been a part of the Italian Festival in Ottawa and it guarantees a great experience for racers and spectators alike. The Preston Street Criterium features a full day of racing showcasing some of the top cyclists in the region.
Kitchener Twilight –July 27th, 2019
Criterium racing returns to the Waterloo region for the 5th annual Kitchener Twilight Grand Prix. Race on the beautiful 1.3 km course around Victoria Park in downtown Kitchener. The race is a must do event if cheering spectators and a great course is what you’re looking for.
Cobourg Criterium – Criterium Provincial Championships – August 11th, 2019
The Cobourg Criterium is the 2019 Ontario Criterium Provincial Championships! Visit Ontario’s “Feel Good Town” for the penultimate event of the 2019 Ontario Criterium series. The course takes riders right down the main strip of downtown Cobourg. Race around the 1.2 km loop of smooth pavement and wide corners. After a hot day of racing, make sure to visit the Cobourg beach to cool off as it is one of the best fresh water beaches Ontario has to offer.
Tour di via Italia – September 1st, 2019
The 2018 Road Criterium Provincial Championship will be rounding out the series of events in the 2019 Ontario Criterium Series. Join us on Labour Day weekend for the annual Tour di Via Italia in the historic Via Italia neighborhood of Windsor, Ontario. The course is completely flat with four corners and a lap distance of approximately 1.8 km. On top of the fantastic course Via Italia has to offer, spectators are able to watch the races from any of the restaurants or café patios that Erie street has to offer.
All dates are considered tentative at this time, pending the submission of completed paperwork by the respective organizers. Please visit ontariocycling.org for regular updates on the 2019 Road Criterium Series and the Provincial Championships.