Listen, this is criterium racing. This isn’t waiting for two hours to see guys pass in 10 seconds. This isn’t a TV commentator trying to add color to a grueling 8% grade climb through the Alps. This is “What the heck was that?” followed by “$#!* Here they come again!”

And for that lethargic forty seconds the riders are out of sight on the backside of the course, American cycling’s most renown voice and analyst, Dave Towle, is breaking down every nuance of what’s happening before your eyes.

And you have a beer in your hand. And a cowbell in the other...

This is a party. This is a nightclub on wheels, outdoors, under streetlights as dusk falls on an idyllic cityscape of Northern California in the summertime. This is one of the best annual events in all the Bay Area.  

And this year, you can bike, run, or both!

Registration Fees

5K Run Closed

1K Run for $1K Closed

Prizes: $1,000 ($500 Men / $500 Women)

5K & 1K Runs Closed

35+ 3/4 Men (raced w/ 45+, picked separately) Closed

Prizes: $150

45+ 3/4 Men (raced w/ 35+, picked separately) Closed

Prizes: $150

Elite Category 3/4 Men Closed

Prizes: $400

35+ 1/2/3 Men (raced w/ 45+, picked separately) Closed

Prizes: $150

45+ 1/2/3 Men (raced w/ 35+, picked separately) Closed

Prizes: $150

Kids Bike Ride Closed

Pro Women 1/2/3 Closed

Prizes: $2000 Combined

Pro Men 1/2 Closed

Prizes: $2000 Combined

Sunset Club VIP Closed

Access to VIP areas, food, & drinks

The Course

The 1-km course, located in San Rafael’s vibrant downtown setting, starts and finishes on 4th Street while running clockwise on 4th, D St., 5th St., and A St.

Registration Info

  • All fields are limited and typically sell-out. Please register early.
  • Deadline to register online is Thursday, July 23rd at 11:59pm.
  • If available, add $5 for on-site registration.
  • All participants will sign a waiver/release form at registration. Those under 18 require a parent’s signature.
  • Bike Race is USA Cycling sanctioned. Riders must present a current USA Cycling license at registration.
  • Competitor age is determined by the age of the rider on Dec. 31st, 2015.

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Kiley Lucan $25.00
2 Luiggi Zuniga $25.00
3 Matthew Sloan $14.50

Event Schedule

  • July 25 2:00 PM PDT - 5K Run

  • July 25 3:00 PM PDT - 35+ & 45+ 3/4 Men (picked separately)

  • July 25 4:00 PM PDT - Elite Category 3/4 Men

  • July 25 5:00 PM PDT - 35+ & 45+ 1/2/3 Men (picked separately)

  • July 25 6:00 PM PDT - 1K for $K Run

  • July 25 6:10 PM PDT - Kids Bike Event

  • July 25 6:30 PM PDT - Pro Women 1/2/3

  • July 25 8:00 PM PDT - Pro Men 1/2

Contact Information

Event Location

San Rafael, California, United States

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