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Snake Alley Criterium

May 28, 2016

Downtown Burlington


Downtown Partners and Bike Burlington invite you to start off your summer with the 34rd annual Snake Alley Criterium on Memorial Day weekend. The excitement begins on the afternoon of Friday, May 27 with the Burlington Road Race. The event covers 95 miles from the Port of Burlington to Grandview and back, ending on Main Street for the sprint to the finish line. Afterwards, join in the fun with live music and refreshments during Friday Fest at the Port.

Criterium Day, Saturday, May 28 begins with delicious food at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Port. The Criterium races start at 8:30 AM downtown with the final Category 1/2/Pro race at 4 PM. Hundreds of athletes from around the world will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes. The popular kids’ races and Cobble Climb take place at noon. Spend your day in the middle of the action cheering on the cyclists as they make their way up the grueling 12.5 percent grade of Snake Alley. Be sure to visit the downtown shops and restaurants and check out the food court, too.

The Snake Alley Criterium is called “one of the most physically challenging races in the Midwest” by the Iowa Bicycle Racing Association. Come downtown and see why!  For more information,  call  319-752-6365 or visit

Road Race Sponsor
Great River Health Systems

Gold Sponsor
Two Rivers Bank & Trust

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