Taco Time Seward Park Criterium

The Taco Time NW Cycling team is committed to making this the best race in the NW. We will strive to provide the safest environment for you to race your bike. This year we are moving to Seward Park. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will require that all competitors and volunteers remain masked. Masks can be removed when competitors are call to the start line.

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The Taco Time Seward Park Criterium, June 19, 2021

When Saturday, June 19, 2021
Where Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle, WA 98118
Registration

Online registration opens on June 1, 2021. Online registration is $50.00. 

Held under USA Cycling Permit #2021-4764

Please register at: www.BikeReg.com/taco-time-volunteer-park-criterium  

Numbers WSBA numbers go on your LEFT. 

Registration

Pre-registration is $50.00. There is no Day of Registration. Pre-registration for a second race is $25.00.  There is no Day of Registration.

Both a USAC license and WSBA numbers are required. Category 5 men and category 5 women can purchase a one-day USAC license when registering for the event, both for $10.

WSBA rental numbers will be available on-site, on race day, for a $5 refundable deposit, plus a $5 fee for Washington State residents.

Staging Area and Starting line Call-ups

Masks are required.  Registered competitors should check in at Registration and proceed to the race staging area.  Racers will be called up by the Officials to the start line.  Racers should removed their masks only when called up to the start line.   

Schedule

Start time

Categories

Race Time

Field Limit

End Time

9:00

Cat 5 Men

30

50

9:30

9:45

Cat 4/5* Women

30

50

10:15

10:30

Cat 4 Men

35

50

11:05

11:20

Cat 1-5 Men 50+

35

50

11:55

12:10

Cat 3/4/5 Women

40

50

12:50

1:05

Cat 1/2/3 Men 35+

40

50

1:45

2:00

Cat 4/5 Men 40+

40

50

2:40

2:55

Cat 3/4 Men 35+   

40

50

3:35

3:50

Cat P/1/2/3* Women

40

50

4:30

4:45

Cat 3 Men

50

50

5:35

5:50

Cat P/1/2 Men

60

50

6:50

Note:  *Cat 3 women in the Cat P/1/2/3 race and the Cat 5 women in the Cat 4/5 race will be scored separately.

Prizes

All race categories will receive Taco Time Seward Park Criterium 2021 medals and Taco Time NW Restaurants Cactus Cards for the top five finishers.  All categories will include cash “Primes”.

Claiming Medals and Cactus Card and “Prime” awards

Racers can claim their awards 30 minutes after the conclusion of their race.  

Cat 5

Cat 5

Men

Women

Medals

Medals

Merchandise

Merchandise

Primes

Primes

 

Cat 4

Women

Medals

Merchandise

Primes

 

Cat 4

Cat 1-5 – 50+ 

Men

Men

Medals

Medals

Merchandise

Merchandise

Primes

Primes

 
Cat 3/4/5 Women Medals Merchandise Primes  
Cat 1/2/3 – 35+  Men Medals Merchandise Primes  
Cat 4/5 – 40+ Men Medals Merchandise Primes  
Cat 3/4 – 35+ Men Medals Merchandise Primes  
Cat 3  Women Medals Merchandise Primes  
Cat P/1/2 Women Medals Merchandise Primes  

Cat 3

P/1/2

Men

Men

Medals

Medals

Merchandise

Merchandise

Primes

Primes

 

The Course

The race runs on the closed upper loop course within Seward Park.  The race direction will be Clockwise.  A race staging area is located at the top of the access road from the lower parking lot.  An alternate start line is located at the top of the course.  The finish line is located in the Upper Loop Parking area.

Rules

Race is held rain or shine.  Held under USA Cycling Permit #Pending.  2021 license required.  Annual license available for purchase with on line registration.  One-day license available for Cat 5 men and Cat 5 women with on line registration.  All registrations and waivers must be through BikeReg.com.  Racers are encouraged check in at registration and go directly to the staging area.  Racers are encouraged to leave the park at the conclusion of their race.  There is no access to the race course for warmup.  Warmup on Lake Washington Blvd. 

Team Tents and Spectators

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions Team Tents and spectators are discouraged.  Racers should arrive just prior to their race, check in with registration, and leave the area at the conclusion of their race.  

Race course preparation

The race course will be swept twice before the race to eliminate the moss and any debris present.  Creating the safest course is our priority.  

View of the finish line area, the alternate start line for races and the race staging area just beyond the exit curve to the race course.

 

The Entry Curves to the finish line from the loop road.
North corner and exit from the finish line area.
The Staging area for races.

Due to construction in Volunteer Park in the summer of 2021 the Taco Time Vo lunteer Park Criterium will not be able to use the lower loop because it will be used as a staging area during construction. Seattle Parks has generously given the Taco Time NW Cycling Team the exclusive use of the upper road loop of Seward Park for our criterium on June 19, 2021.