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TheBANK of Edwardsville Rotary Criterium Festival

Now entering its seventh year, the TheBANK of Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is a series of high-speed bicycle races, free kids races, live bands, and an open containers perimeter, all on the streets of Downtown Edwardsville.

This unique signature event has been hosted by the Edwardsville Rotary Club since 2010 as a fund-raiser for community enhancing projects and as a gift to the people in the Edwardsville area. Because Edwardsville is a bicycling city that loves big events and opportunities to show off our Downtown, the Criterium is a perfect fit.

Event sanctioned by the USA Cycling Association and the Missouri Bicycle Racing Association (MOBRA). Event will be held rain or shine and helmets must be worn while on the bike.

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Rotary Criterium 2014

Now in it’s FIFTH year, the Stifel Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is returning to Downtown Edwardsville on Saturday, August 16, 2014. With eight high -speed bike races (including men’s, women’s, and kids’), free live music, and an open containers perimeter, the Crit is one of the most exciting signature events of the year! The Crit is sanctioned by the USA Cycling Association and the Missouri Bicycle Racing Association (MOBRA). Last year’s Criterium was a huge success, and we cannot wait for the fun to begin this year. Cyclists in the Edwardsville Crit can earn points for the “Graffiti Road Racing Series” and “Yellow Brick Road Racing Series.” Also new this year, participants can stay Saturday night and race in the Belleville Criterium the following day on Sunday, August 17, 2014, just 30 minutes south in Belleville, Illinois.

For more information on this event, visit the website!

2014 Stats

  • 251 cyclists from 8 states
  • 23 of that 251 were in multiple races
  • 22 cyclists (9%) were from the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area
  • 87 kids participated in the kids’ races
  • Who was the participant from the farthest distance away? Jodie Meyer Oates from Phoenix, AZ!
  • 220+ volunteers (including 18 SIUE althetes!)

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Rotary Airplane Park Playground

Time Lapse Video:

Airplane Park Playground Time Lapse

An Incredible Look at the People Behind the Park:

Airplane Park Playground