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WHEN

Fri Jul 08 2016 - Sun Jul 10 2016 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM

WHERE

Clear Lake Square
Clear Lake, IA

WHO

North Iowa Spin Cycling and Multisport Team

Description

Omnium/Stage Race

Distance - various

A weekend of blues music and BBQ on Friday evening and all day Saturday, family fun rides on Saturday morning, as well as an omnium - time trial Saturday morning, criterium Saturday afternoon and evening, and road races Sunday morning. The crit is the Iowa State Criterium Championships.

Proceeds from the Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival support improving the healthy lifestyle through bike-related activities to include creating and improving bike trails, bike safety training, supporting cycling events and activities, and improving the amenities related to cycling.


FRIDAY

The party starts on Friday night at 5:30 PM in City Park, downtown Clear Lake. Eat a helping (or two!) of barbecue and enjoy some soul-revivin’ blues 


BANDS:  Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Alex Wilson, and Renee Austin


SATURDAY

Saturday’s activities begin at 7:00 AM with all-you-can-eat Dad’s Belgian waffles with assorted flavored syrups, sausage, and beverages, served by the Clear Lake Lion’s Pride from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM Cost is $6 for adults (in advance), and children 5 and under eat free. Advance tickets are available at the Clear Lake Area Chamber Of Commerce office.


At 11:00 AM, the BBQ starts heating up, and the blues music continues into the evening.  All eyes turn to the BBBQ criterium event at 11:30 AM for fast bike race action at City Park.   The weekend races are in an omnium format, where cyclists will be competing for the over-all best racer of the weekend in three cycling disciplines: time trial, criterium, and road race.  Racers are also competing for the Midwest Flyover Omnium Race Series, the BBBQ is race weekend #4.


The time trial is a race against the clock and begins at 7:30 AM near Lions Field on North 8th Street (also known as Grouse Ave. or CR S28). It will be an out-and-back course of about 7 miles.


The criterium will run from 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM through the streets of downtown Clear Lake. This USA Cycling-sanctioned race is short and intense, on closed city streets. All skill and experience levels are welcome. If you prefer to be a spectator, you can watch the action from City Park.


FREE Kids Race - The BBBQ Festival is proud announcing FREE kids races for children under the age of 10.


The Blues kicks back up at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night with Bernard Allison.


SUNDAY

Rounding out the weekend is Sunday’s BBBQ road race, beginning at 10:00 AM at Tourist Park; sign-in will begin at 8:00 AM. The race is a point-to-point route running through the beautiful North Iowa countryside and will be sure to be a memorable competition.


There is a $18,000+ race purse plus $3,500 in merchandise prizes for the weekend bicycling racing events.


The weekend races are in an ‘omnium’ format, where cyclists will be competing for the over-all best racer of the weekend in three cycling disciplines: time trial, criterium, and road race.  Racers are also competing for the Midwest Flyover Omnium Race Series.


MORE about the Festival

Proceeds from the Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival support improving the healthy lifestyle through bike-related activities to include creating and improving bike trails, bike safety training, supporting cycling events and activities, and improving the amenities related to cycling.

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Blues Schedule

Brew Schedule

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RACE Details can be found HERE.

Venue

Clear Lake Square

100 Main Avenue
Clear Lake, IA 50428
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