This week, the country’s professional cyclists and best amateur ones are now ready to bring the next USA Cycling National Championships challenge to Knoxville’s demanding routes for the second year and the fans are already super excited about it.
USA Cycling, which includes BMX, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, road and track, has approximately 64,000 members, more than 2,700 clubs and squads and 34 local associations in total.
The four-day competition is set to start this Thursday on June 21st and it will use the day off for the first for children’s bicycle races and then an autograph session is expected to take place on Gay Street in order to celebrate the Olympic Day.
The first race of the event is the Individual Time Trial which starts on Thursday on 9:15 a.m.
The individual time trial for men and women will see women challenged with two difficult laps of the 6.9-mile route with a total distance of 13.96 miles.
On the other hand, men’s time trial will see them complete three laps in total for a total distance of 20.94 miles.
On Friday, the spectators will see the Criterium, the newest addition to the USA Cycling National Championships, will start on 5:30 pm. Riders will start and finish the 1.1-mile race on Gay Street with spectators witnessing a very intense, fast and short race.
On Sunday, the Pro Road race will start in 8:30 a.m. and finish almost 10 hours later on Gay Street. The 7.9-mile long race includes crossing the Tennessee River, returning through the historic Old City among others famous points.
If you want to become part of the event as a spectator, you can watch the race for free. However, if yu want more access and a better view, a VIP Access Pass is available to purchase. This pass grants exclusive front row access, food, drinks etc.