High speed bike racing is coming to Uptown New Westminster

MARIO BARTEL Cyclist Chris McKillican watches the men's peloton speed by at the Giro di Burnaby.

The B.C. provincial criterium championships are scheduled for the Royal City on May 28. The Hyack Festival Grand Prix will be held in conjunction with the annual Hyack Festival parade.

And while a course has yet to be finalized, David Brett, the race organizer, said the event will add to the excitement in Uptown on parade day.

“This will be one more reason for people to head Uptown, camp out for a few hours and take in a high-level sporting event,” said Brett.

A criterium is a high-speed competition in which riders circumnavigate a closed course one to two kilometre long dozens of times. The provincials will consist of races for juniors, senior men and women, as well as masters.

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