BTR Park Bike Race

logo2014 Miller Energy Criterium, Saturday, July 12

A Michigan Challenge event

The Miller Energy Criterium is a 1.1-mile circuit around Western Michigan University’s engineering college in the Business Technology and Research Park.

The course has three 90-degree and multiple sweeping turns. Strong winds coming across U.S. 131 on the back side of the course ensures a challenging race.

Register for the race


Friday, July 11


Women's Race Clinic

Men's Race Clinic

Hosted by Team OAM NOW/Athletic Mentors Race Clinics and run by elite men and women racers, this clinic is for racers of all abilities.

Saturday, July 12

Miller Energy Criterium 

  • One of the premier criterium races in Michigan.
  • Fast course, big prizes.
  • Check the rest of this site for more information.

† 100 rider field limit
‡ MI Challenge scored separately

EventStart timeDistanceEntryPrizes
Men Elite 4 8 a.m. 40 minutes $35 $700 to 10 places
Masters 45+/55+ (Cat 1-4)†‡ 8:50 a.m. 40 minutes $35 $650 to 10 places
Men Elite 5
50 rider field limit
9:40 a.m. 30 minutes $25 Medals to 3 places
Women 4
75 rider field limit
10:20 a.m. 35 minutes $20 Medals to 3 places
Men Pro/1/2 11:05 a.m. 80 minutes $40 $1990 to 20 places
Kid's Race 12:30 p.m. Varies by age Free Ribbons
Women 1/2/3†‡ 12:55 p.m. 50 minutes $35 $800 to 8 places
Men Elite 3 1:55 p.m. 65 minutes $35 $900 to 12 places
Masters 35+ (Cat 1-4) 3:10 p.m. 50 minutes $35 $800 to 12 places
Junior 15-18†‡
Men and women scored separately
4:10 p.m. 45 minutes $10 Men-$160 to 4 places
Women-medals to 3 places
Junior 10-14†‡
Men and women scored separately
5 p.m. 25 minutes $10 Men-medals to 3 places
Women-medals to 3 places
  • $20 late fee for day-of registrations.
  • $10 discount for a second race.
  • Entry includes $3 rider insurance surcharge, USA Cycling registration charges additional.
  • Online registration closes July 10, 2014 at 10 p.m.


Race lunch 

Scott's Pig Roast is the official race site food vendor, supplying lunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come join us for Scott's famous Memphis style BBQ.

logoRace party

  • 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Arcardia Brewing Company.

Join us for our second annual Saturday night race party. This year racers will meet between 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Arcardia Brewing Company's newest venue, located in downtown Kalamazoo on E. Michigan Ave. Bring in your pint glass from the Miller Energy Criterium and receive a discount on Arcadia Ales.

Sunday, July 13

Maple Hill Race for Wishes State Championship Road Race 

  • Scenic 14.8 mile loop with some great hills, fast flats and half-mile closed road 2-lane finish.
  • For more information visit Maple Hill Race for Wishes.

Race dinner 


After the final race of the weekend, what better way to unwind than to cash in your prize winnings and head over to Big T's for dinner and a pint. Located in downtown Lawton, you won't believe the selection of micro and imported brews. All racers will receive a $3 voucher.


We thank our 2014 sponsors for their generous support.

We have lots of great sponsorship opportunities still available and we’ll gladly work with you to shape the sponsorship package to work best for your business. Please contact Donna Marks if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

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