Thanks to our Sponsors, Competitors,
Volunteers and Spectators for a Great Event!

CLICK HERE for Complete 2013 Results!

See you in Milford next year,
at the 2014 Milford Criterium!

 

Welcome to the
2013 Milford Criterium Home Page!

July 28th 2013, will be the date for the 2013 Milford Criterium. Over 30 years ago, championship road events were once held at the GM Milford Proving Grounds. Building on the successes of the previous four years, we plan to enhance the 2013 edition of the Milford Criterium to provide what we call "the complete race experience." For those unfamiliar with our event, we will try to answer the question "what is a crit," below. Before that, "why a bike race?" First, this is more than just a bike race. This is a celebration of healthy, active living and community. As it continues to grow, it will provide a significant positive impact to the sport, community and local economy.

Over $5,600 Purse - Including Prizes and Primes

 

NEW This Year:

During the Milford Crit, Trail's Edge Cyclery will be hosting a Kid's Adventure Zone. Trail's Edge is located on Main Street in the Mill Valley Shopping Center on the lower level. The Kids Adventure Zone will be on the lower level parking lot (on the west side of the building) by Trail's Edge Bike Shop!

Kids can try out the Strider bikes, ride the obstacle course and enjoy other family fun activities.

 

What Is A Criterium?

A criterium, or more commonly referred to as a "crit," is a short, multi-lap, closed circuit road cycling race traditionally held in an urban setting with its roots in Europe. In this instance, the race incorporates a Main Street start and finish and includes some wicked turns in and through Central Park within the Village of Milford. This affords spectators the opportunity to see the racers each lap, observe the action as it unfolds, and actually feel the action and excitement. Because the course is short (usually less than a mile), it is common for fans to "walk the course" and see the action from a variety of vantage points. (Think NASCAR for bicycles, but you're not stuck in your seat the whole time.) Envision, too, Main Street lined on both sides with banners, flags and cheering race fans ringing their race bells as cyclists battle it out. Crit racing provides day-long excitement where spectators can experience the adrenaline rush up close. This explains why criterium racing is the most popular form of competitive road cycling in the US.


Bring The Whole Family
and Enjoy Milford!

The beauty of cycling is that any one, at any age, of any gender and of any ability can enjoy it as part of a group or individually. Milford offers a variety of cycling opportunities from the novice to the expert. Whether you ride the road, paved trail, or single track, you'll find it in Milford. At the Milford Criterium, representatives from businesses and organizations related to health and fitness industry will be on hand to answer questions and inform you about their products and services that will get you on the road or trail. By all means, bring the kids, their bikes and helmets for the Kid's Race – it's free! Do NOT forget your camera!

Be sure to visit downtown Milford's shops and restaurants during and after the event. They are helping make this event a reality. For a complete guide to what Milford has to offer, visit the Milford DDA's home page: www.meetmeinmilford.com. Come back and come often to Milford. There's always something going on. Just a couple of weeks after the Milford Criterium, the Milford Memories Art Festival returns August 12th – 14th. Milford Memories attracts over 200,000 visitors! Visit their web page at: www.milfordmemories.com



CLICK HERE to View and Download a Walking Map of Downtown Milford

Cat 3 & Cat 4 Men... Want FREE Registration?

This is an opportunity for local businesses to get involved in the Milford Criterium while allowing 10-Men's Cat 3 & 10-Men's Cat 4 racers to ride for a charity! CLICK HERE for more information.

 


2013 Sponsors:

MILFORD DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY



Visit for an afternoon or a weekend, and check out any of the 250 specialty boutiques and restaurants located in and around Main Street, including quaint, family-friendly cafes, cutting-edge clothiers and craft stores and award-winning gourmet dining. From diamonds to delicacies, you'll find everything you
www.meetmeinmilford.com

BIRMINGHAM BIKE FESTIVAL



The third annual Birmingham Bike Festival hits the streets of downtown Birmingham on Sunday, August 25th from 8am - 5 pm. The festival is proud to host the 2013 and 2014 Michigan State Criterium Championship! The return of the free kids race is highly anticipated, as is the bike valet, bike demo area in Shain Park, and live entertainment. New this year is the Beaumont/Rock Companies Kids Fair. Cyclist or not, everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy all the festival has to offer! Check out www.birminghambikefestival.org for more information.

ROTTERMOND JEWELERS



We are a family owned business that was established in 1988. Our loyal clients have made us the leading jeweler in West Oakland County. Our goal at Rottermond Jewelers is to provide excellence in customer service to all who walk through our doors, making people feel comfortable in wanting to do business with us. Our mission is supported by our educated staff in which we have five Graduate Gemologists and one Certified Graduate Appraisor. We are a certified American Gemological Society Labortory, so that we can provide you with any gemological and appraisal information on your jewelry needs. To keep you informed we constantly strive to keep our staff educated and updated on the latest in the jewelry industry. Rottermond has won several awards for best design competitions in the state of Michigan. Our jewelers are experts in designing, manufacturing and repairing of all jewelry. We now have a state of art laser machine that allows us to complete more complicated repairs and to provide better quality of service to our clients. We strive to give back to the community that our business resides in...we care!
www.rottermond.com

HURON VALLEY AMBULANCE



Huron Valley Ambulance is the nationally accredited, nonprofit community ambulance service that covers southwest Oakland County. They provide paramedic emergency care, non-emergency transportation, a cost-saving membership program, at-home medical monitoring, special event coverage, and community outreach.
www.hva.org/

ALLEGRA PRINT IN HIGHLAND



Allegra is proud to serve the Milford/Highland area, and we recognize that our business can only remain as strong as the community we serve. We are committed to educating our customers about direct marketing and print communications that will make the most of your messages and your resources.

www.allegrahighland.com

MEDILODGE OF MILFORD



Medilodge of Milford believes that residents should be the center, focus and driving factor of everything we do. We started this journey by designing an environment that enhances the Lodge’s wellness experience with a spa like atmosphere focused on recovery, rejuvenation and revitalization. The non-clinical feel of the Lodge promotes an environment rich in person centered care. All suites feature an oversized bed, appointed with hotel quality linens and pillows, private phone line, flat screen TV, complementary WIFI, spacious bath suites with showers and scenic views of the natural woodland surroundings.

www.medilodgeofmilford.com

SPECIALIZED
CYCLETHERAPY



We specialize in expert bicycle repair. Whether it's an old dust-covered rig you want to get overhauled for riding to work, your custom machine that needs a basic tune-up for that big ride, or just about anything else, simply bring your machine by and we'll get it running right again!

http://ctbicycles.com

TRAIL'S EDGE CYCLERY



We pride ourselves in being different from other stores in that all of our employees are cyclist! We don't have high school kids working on your bike or telling you how "cool" this or that thingy is. We're cyclist, so we sell items we would use ourselves. We don't jump on the fad band wagon. Our staff can help when it comes to picking parts for the upgrade, or if you're looking for the perfect bike for "your" needs. Not just sell you on a trend!

www.trails-edge.com