West Reading Criterium Athlete Information


The 0.8-mile climb is a fast but deceptive 5 corner criterium. Starting on Penn Ave and 6th street, the course heads through the main street restaurants and bars on an undulating straight away. Turn 1 is now a slightly uphill 90° right. The uphill continues through Turn 2 on Reading Ave back towards 7th Ave. Once the riders and runners get to 7th, it begins a descent into the roundabout on 5th for Turns 3 and 4. The transition to Tulpehocken Street is now more technical at a higher speed. A slight uphill into the final Turn 5 will slow riders a bit into a 60° turn but the finish line is now much closer to the final technical turn. Riders will have to jump early but not so early they run out of speed before the finish.

See the official route on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/13495971

Athlete Registration

Please register on the registration page.

Early Number Pick-Up

East Ridge Outfitters is offering Early Number Pickup for all Reading Radsport cycling events. Located at 635 Penn Ave in West Reading, it is a convenient place to pick up your numbers ahead of time. We encourage you to pick up your number early to avoid race day lines.

Thursday, August 2nd from 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Friday, August 3rd from 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Race Day Number Pick-Up

Race day number pick-up will be open from 12:30pm – 5:30pm located near the start/finish line.

West Reading Crit Prize List

Equal payout for Pro Women and Men's fields
Women Pro/1/2/3 and Men Pro/1/21st$3,000, Winner's Jersey
Category 3/4 Men1stWinners Jersey + $600 cash primes
All PlacesPrimes Available
Kid's and WheeliesSchwag + gift cards

Remember that while you do not have to race the Hill Climb to race the crit, there is a $500 bonus cash prize for the top women and men overall!

Complete Weekend Prize List

Saturday, August 3rd - West Reading Criterium Schedule

Riders report to staging 15min before your start.*
Podium ceremonies will immediately follow each event.*
12:30pmWheelie Qualifier Sign-in
1:30pmWheelie Qualifiers
2:50pmCategory 3/4 Men (45-50min)
3:50pmKid's Races and Wheelie Competition
4:00pmWheelie and Combos Finals
5:00pmWomen's Pro/1/2/3 Race (50-60min)
6:30pmMen's Pro/1/2 Race (65-75min)

*Please note that all times are subject to change.

Athlete Parking

  • Please park in designated parking areas.
  • Present your parking pass to parking attendants and they will direct you to reserved athlete parking.
  • Do not use residential side streets that have road barriers on them. You may be towed.
  • Absolutely NO PARKING on Franklin St. You will be towed.
  • Athlete Parking Google Map

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