NL Crit Series - Rijswijk, Netherlands
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

NL Crit Series - Rijswijk, Netherlands

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NL Crit Series is the premier Dutch fixed gear criterium series.
They organize 8 - 12 races per season, which are held throughout The Netherlands.


Taken from NL Crit Series Facebook Page


NEW RACE FORMAT

The 2019 season will be divided into 3 different race types:

1) Men’s Championship Races
In 2019 the Men’s GC consists of 5 races. We believe by lowering the number of GC races
the battle for the GC will be more exciting. The format of these races will be: 3 qualifying
heats and 1 big final. So no more A & B races. Wait! What? That’s right: the best 16 riders of
each heat qualify for the final race. We expect the battle to be intense in both the heats and the
final

2) Women’s Championship Races
Just like the Men’s GC also the Women’s GC consists of 5 races. All these races are women
only races. So no more combined men and women races in 2019, which didn’t attract
enough female riders in recent years. It’s allowed though to compete in all Men’s races on
dates where there’s no Women’s GC race planned

3) Practice Races
In these races no points can be won for the GC. These races are mainly meant for practicing
race skills and tactics. And to gain the necessary race experience for those who are new to
fixed gear racing. Races will be divided into the good old A and B category. Basically it’s up
to the rider whether he will race the A or B race, although the final call is on the race
organization. There’s a good chance we will try out some different race formats at these
races

Hope it’s clear to you all. We are excited to get the 2019 season started. You can catch up
with us sooner than you think... Let the battle begin!

Text and images from www.nlcritseries.com/


This year the whole team will be riding 100 miles fixed to the first practice race of the NL Crit series, held on April 6th in Rijswijk. It breaks down like this:

  • 4th April ride to Harwich (sick route easily done fixed)

  • Ferry overnight to Hook of Holland arrive 8am

  • 5th April easy cruise to central Rotterdam hostel

  • 6th April race day!

  • 7th April Ferry back to Harwich and train back to London


Fraser will be driving the team van as support and transporting all the team gear.
Huge thanks to BLB for supplying the van


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Mission Crit - California, USA
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Mission Crit - California, USA

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ABOUT

California’s premier fixed-gear criterium returns to the streets of San Francisco in Spring 2019.

Mission Crit is an unsanctioned bicycle criterium held on a short, technical circuit in the Mission District of San Francisco. It is the first race of its kind to win approval from the City of San Francisco. The 40-minute race pits elite road racers, track racers, and bicycle messengers against each other on fixed-gear track bicycles in a fast-paced, high-adrenaline competition.

RACE

Date. April 20, 2019
Location. Harrison St @ 17th St, San Francisco, CA
Format. Fixed Gear Criterium
Cargo Bike Race. 7pm
Women's Race. 7.30pm
Men's Race. 8.30pm


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8 Bar Crit - Berlin, Germany
Apr
27
to Apr 28

8 Bar Crit - Berlin, Germany

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Text taken from 8bar Bikes website.

The 8bar crit will be held within the VELO Berlin bike show program on Tempelhofer Feld. While the VELO is running inside the old terminal building we will occupy the field in front and bring you exciting race action!

There are two subway stations close to this years location: Platz der Luftbrücke and Alt-Tempelhof.

If you are getting there by car: there will be an official parking slot which will cost around 9€ or you can find free parking spots around “Columbia Damm”.

All riders have to access the area via the back of the location directly to the race area, where we will perform bike checks etc. More information will follow in your rider briefings that you will receive shortly before the race.

TIMETABLE

(subject to change)


FRIDAY – April 26th, 2019

EARLY NUMBER PICK-UP x PRE-PARTY // 8BAR SHOWROOM 12:00 – 22:00h

SATURDAY / RACE DAY – April 27th, 2019

STARTER KIT PICK-UP 10:00 – 13:00

WARM UP 13:15 – 13:35

TIME TRIAL – MEN X WOMEN 13:35-14:10

POINTS RACE – WOMEN – 12 laps – 14:10-14:35

POINTS RACE – MEN B – 16 laps – 14:35-15:25

POINTS RACE – MEN A – 20 laps – 18:20-18:50

 

SUNDAY / RACE DAY – April 28th, 2019

CRIT – MEN B – 20 laps – 12:00-12:30

CRIT – WOMEN – 16 laps – 12:30-13:00

CRIT – MEN A – 30 laps – 13:00-14:00

PODIUM – INDIVIDUAL X TEAM – 14:40

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https://8bar-bikes.com/blog/8bar-crit-2018-fixed-gear-bike-race/ The 8bar crit is a fixed gear bike race on a fast and technical course with approximately 1km length. The full event will be run with fixed gear bikes in a brakeless setup. This combination challenges the riders not only to be quick, but also to race intelligent. There will be qualification heats throughout the day and three finals: men’s A & B final and women’s final. Video by Jasper Granderath

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Thundercrit 4 London, UK
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Thundercrit 4 London, UK

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Quite possibly the best Fixed Gear Crit race in the UK. Created by the NLTCBMBC last year was epic, you can read all about what happened including all the pictures and videos in our write ups below…



“Flying the flag for the UK fixed gear cries. ThunderCrit London takes place at Lee Valley VeloPark, home of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The race has grown massively year on year with the help of a strong race community in the UK, across Europe and even further afield. Riders battle it out through qualification heats to reach the finals where they have the chance to go elbow to elbow to become ThunderCrit champion.

It's not all about the best athletes though, ThunderCrit offers the chance for fixed crit novices and rookies to get valuable race experience and to participate in a high quality event with a unique atmosphere supplied by the crowds and other racers.”

Copy taken from www.thundercr.it


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Waterkant Krit - Hamburg, Germany
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Waterkant Krit - Hamburg, Germany

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The “Waterkant Krit” is a fixed gear criterium and took place for the first time in 2015.
Since 2018 there are three different races: Men A, Women & Men B.
The track is 800 meters long and includes a hairpin curve, as well as a left and a right curve.
The whole event takes place every year as part of the “City Nord Rennradtage”.

Taken from Waterkant Krit Facebook page

Das große Waterkant Krit Race Rennen mitten in Hamburg. Die höchste Klasse, mit rund 80 Teilnehmern. Bestes Wetter, super Stimmung einfach mega.... Musik. www.frametraxx.com

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NL Crit Series - Katendrecht, Netherlands
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

NL Crit Series - Katendrecht, Netherlands

Fixed_Beers_NL_Crit_Series.jpg

NL Crit Series is the premier Dutch fixed gear criterium series.
They organize 8 - 12 races per season, which are held throughout The Netherlands.


Taken from NL Crit Series Facebook Page


NEW RACE FORMAT

The 2019 season will be divided into 3 different race types:

1) Men’s Championship Races
In 2019 the Men’s GC consists of 5 races. We believe by lowering the number of GC races
the battle for the GC will be more exciting. The format of these races will be: 3 qualifying
heats and 1 big final. So no more A & B races. Wait! What? That’s right: the best 16 riders of
each heat qualify for the final race. We expect the battle to be intense in both the heats and the
final

2) Women’s Championship Races
Just like the Men’s GC also the Women’s GC consists of 5 races. All these races are women
only races. So no more combined men and women races in 2019, which didn’t attract
enough female riders in recent years. It’s allowed though to compete in all Men’s races on
dates where there’s no Women’s GC race planned

3) Practice Races
In these races no points can be won for the GC. These races are mainly meant for practicing
race skills and tactics. And to gain the necessary race experience for those who are new to
fixed gear racing. Races will be divided into the good old A and B category. Basically it’s up
to the rider whether he will race the A or B race, although the final call is on the race
organization. There’s a good chance we will try out some different race formats at these
races

Hope it’s clear to you all. We are excited to get the 2019 season started. You can catch up
with us sooner than you think... Let the battle begin!

Text and images from www.nlcritseries.com/



Official NL Crit Series - Season Final 2018 aftermovie Saturday September 29th 2018 the final races of the fourth NL Crit Series season were in Rotterdam.


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National Moutarde Crit 7 - Dijon, France
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

National Moutarde Crit 7 - Dijon, France

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This was by far our favourite crit race of 2018. Brilliantly organised and in a stunning location. We can’t wait to return this year with our team van and bunch more team members ready to experience Mustard!

NMC


On board with Fixed Beers Race Team member, Jewksy. Four laps of racing before a crash in the hair pin ends his race.


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Mr Porter Nocturne - London, UK
Jun
8
10:30 AM10:30

Mr Porter Nocturne - London, UK

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“If you want sketchy surfaces, tight corners and wet drain-covers, this is the one. “ Nocturne is one of those races we all love to hate.

Check out the race report by Fixed Beers Race Team manager Dale here


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Thundercrit On Sea - Eastbourne, UK
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Thundercrit On Sea - Eastbourne, UK

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This year The North London Thundercats have a new race and it’s happening in Eastbourne. Aptly named Thundercrit On Sea, the race will take place on a new 1.6 km street circuit right next to the beach as part of the Eastbourne Cycling Festival.

There will be two races to enter on the day:

  • 20:00 – Women’s Elite Thunder Crit (Fixed Gear)

  • 21:00 – Mens Elite Thunder Crit (Fixed Gear)

To support our team of racers we’ll be organising a Fixed Beers ride from London to Eastbourne probably starting at BLB. Details to be confirmed.

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Zuri Crit - Zurich, Switzerland
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Zuri Crit - Zurich, Switzerland

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ZURICRIT is a fixed gear criterion. A normal road Criterium, as is common in road cycling, only with the twist that instead of normal road bikes track wheels (bikes without brakes, with only ONE rigid gear) come into application. A race format that has found tremendous popularity in the last 5 years worldwide.

Only in Switzerland has this spectacular racing format not yet established itself as in its neighboring countries, where in some cases official national championships are held in the discipline.


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