The Juventus Cycling Club of Edmonton in partnership with the Alberta Bicycle Association are hosting the third annual Alex Stieda Classic amateur cycling race weekend. The weekend will close out with a criterium in the West Edmonton neighbourhood of Laurier Heights.
Event Name: The Alex Stieda Classic Amateur Cycling Race Weekend
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Roads Closing At: 09:00
Roads Reopening At: 17:00 (at the latest)
Motorist/Pedestrian Access During Closure?: Yes. Motorist may be delayed approximately five minutes.
Parking: Please do not park on the course. Vehicles may be towed.
Course/Road Cleared: Please clear street of obstacles (e.g. basketball hoops).
A criterium is a laps race on a closed course. We’d like to close a handful of roads in the neighbourhood to create a circuit approximately one kilometer in length. This road closure would begin at 09:00 and will end (reopening) before 17:00 (5pm).
The type of race is very fast and exciting. It will consist of seven races throughout the day; one for each ability category.
Below is a Google Map that race organizers use for planning and communicating the event’s road closures and access points. Please open the legend by clicking the slider icon in the top left corner of the map’s title bar; you can click to enable some of the map layers that describe our plans. You can also view the map at Google Maps by following this link.
Roads, alleyways, and some driveways will be closed off with barricades, traffic cones, and race tape. Experienced volunteer marshals wearing reflective vests will be positioned around the race circuit assisting residents and spectators in accessing the events roadways and paths.
Pedestrians and guests will have no trouble navigating the course among the road closures and cyclists. We just ask that pedestrians and guests pay attention to the marshals and exercise caution when crossing the race route.
Motorists will be able to enter/exit the residences inside the course once the race pack goes by. At that time we’ll ask motorists to slip onto the course in the same direction as the race and use caution when making it to their destination. Our volunteers will communicate with motorists using laminated maps of the area. We will also be stressing that motorists not park on the race course.
An ambulance and paramedics will be on site to respond to any emergencies. We plan to use the small green space in the west end of the race course as the start/finish area. Team tents will be propped up in the park area and will be used by athletes during their warm up. Da Capo Caffé will be serving their fine coffee to spectators and guests.
We will be bringing several garbage bins to collect refuse from riders and guests. Our commitment is to leave the area as clean and tidy as we found it.