One of the best ways to take in the sights and sounds of Cleveland, is on two-wheels. We think the ride is even better when there’s an added layer of excitement with a healthy dose of friendly competition.

The sport of cycling has one of our favorite disciplines, a criterium, or “crit,” for short. This sport features a bike race consisting of several laps around a closed course with each lap ranging from 400 meters to 10,000 meters. The mass start event requires cyclists to compete for a predetermined amount of time or a set number of laps.

The layer of excitement is in the mix of good technical skills on a bike and exceptional “sprint” ability to repeatedly accelerate hard from corners against other cyclists.

Even though we believe everyone is a winner at the 2024 Pan-American Masters Games, bragging rights and a medal go to the first rider who crosses the crit’s finish line without having been “lapped.”

Age Categories

  • Men’s: 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+
  • Women’s: 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+ 


  • Criterium


  • Distance determined by age category and gender

Looking for a team or partner? Check out the Official 2024 PAMG Team/Partner Finder Facebook page.


  • Coming soon

Criterium Event Details

Event Dates: 07/15 – 07/15

Sports Guide