2018 Race Announcement

The Bloomington Criterium has been selected as the 2018 Illinois Cycling Association Criterium State Championship race. The ICA Board and State Championships Committee made the selections in part on applications received, event management experience, quality of the courses, community support & involvement, and timing of the events.  For more information, please click here

The 2018 BlmCrit has also been designated as the final race in the ICA's Illinois Cup series of races.  The Illinois Cup showcases the best races throughout Illinois. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, riders from our member racing clubs will have the opportunity to compete in a season-long series to crown the best overall cyclist.  For more information, please click here

A Note From The Bruegala Baron Himself!

Cyclist, Duelists and other ladies and gentlemen that have –ist in their title, I humbly welcome you to visit my beer festival, Bruegala, before, after and during your biking festivities. Bruegala is a charity beer, wine and music festival that happens on August 22nd and 23rd at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East. St. Bloomington), which is just a few blocks north of the Criterium finish line. The celebration of good drinks, good music and good times starts at 6-11 on Friday, with music featuring Modern Echo and continues with extended hours on Saturday, as feature act Switchback takes the stage. On Saturday, Bruegala opens with beer and music on the lawn starting at 2 pm, beer tasting inside the BCPA ballroom starting at 5pm, and event doors closing at 11pm. So come one, come all. Rest your race-weary bones on our lawn and rehydrate with some of our delicious refreshments. More information can be found at www.bruegala.com, www.facebook.com/bruegala, and on twitter @BaronVBruegala


RED Bicycle race cource (counter clockwise) 10:45am - 7pm
BLUE Downtown Bloomington Farmer’s Market
& Artist’s Alley: downtownbloomington.org
7:30am - 12:00pm
YELLOW Bruegala, a festival of beer: bruegala.com Outdoors: 2pm-11
Indoors - Sat 5pm-11pm
GREEN Parking deck & Second Presbyterian Church lot (on the corner of N. East St. and E. Jefferson St.) 10am - 7pm

A look back at the 2013 BLM CRIT