What started as a race in a parking lot for friends has become an event known around the world. 

The first Mission Crit in 2014 saw 24 racers compete for beer and bragging rights in a parking lot next to the San Francisco Bay.

In 2015, Mission Crit won approval of the City Of San Francisco to shut down streets and reroute buses to throw a track bike criterium.

In 2016, Mission Crit improved the race course, expanded the field, and doubled its audience from the previous year. Thereby establishing itself as a must-attend date on the track bike criterium circuit.

Last year, by no chance of luck, Mission Crit exploded into the mainstream, attracting top talent from across the globe.

2018 will bring the most exciting bike race the West Coast has ever seen.



  • Alleycat hosted by Sean-mon
  • Opening party at Rapha San Francisco 6pm - 10pm


  • 4:00pm - Qualifiers
  • 6:45pm - Men's B Race 
  • 7:30pm - Cargo Bike Race
  • 8:00pm - Women's Race
  • 9:00pm - Men's Race

After-party at Thee Parkside featuring THE MESSFITS and HEART OF GOLD DJ.


  • 1.2km in length
  • 8 turns including 2 hairpins and 1 downhill chicane
  • Small incline measuring 60m @ 3% grade


  • Admission includes entry to compete, a racer-only t-shirt, swag from our sponsors, and entry to the after-party
  • Must be at least 16 years old or older (on race day) to compete. Anyone younger than 18 years old will need a parent or guardian to sign their waiver
  • Complete race rules will be published prior to the race

Registration Fees

Men's Race

Price changes in 7 days 11 hours
    1. $50.00
      Now registering Mar 9 – Apr 1
    2. $65.00
      Apr 1 – Apr 16

Machines for Freedom present Women's Race

Price changes in 7 days 12 hours
    1. $25.00
      Now registering Mar 9 – Apr 1
    2. $40.00
      Apr 1 – Apr 16

Contact Information

Event Location

San Francisco, CA, USA

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