• Men bike racing

    CyclingLawyer.com Criterium

    Join us for one of the premier criterium races in Michigan. Fast course; big prizes.

  • Awards podium for bike racers

    $5,000 in Cash Prizes Awarded

  • Kids racing on bikes

    Kid's Race

    Bring the kids and their bikes—free kids race about noon.

  • Women's race

    Spectators welcome

    Come out to WMU's Parkview Campus to experience the excitement from the sidelines.

  • Charles Grzanka Trial Lawyer CyclingLawyer.com logo

    2018 Title Sponsor

    2018 Title Sponsor

cyclinglawyer.com logo for BTR Bike Race

2018 race date: Saturday, June 9

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at the CyclingLawyer.com Criterium on Saturday, June 9, 2018


RACE flyer

The day of competition is affiliated with the MBRA Road Race series, attracts more than 200 racers, and offers $5,000 in cash prizes. Races begin at 8 a.m. on a 1.1-mile circuit around WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the Business Technology and Research Park. The circuit features three 90-degree and multiple sweeping turns that excite spectators, as well as racers.

Gift cards valued at $25 will be awarded to the first 25 new cyclists to register for the race. All returning cyclists who register will be entered into a drawing to receive a $100 Visa gift card, courtesy of Discover Kalamazoo.

Kids bike skills and youth racing clinic

Friday evening, June 8, TEAM Athletic Mentors/Greenware USA professionals will host a kid's bike skills clinic for children of all ages to improve their biking skills and a youth racing clinic for ages 12-18. The skills clinic is not focused on racing, it’s all about having fun on two or four wheels. At noon on Saturday, we invite kids ages 2-12 to participate in a free kids race. Registration information.

SW Michigan Cycling Weekend

The Criterium and the clinics are part of SW Michigan Cycling Weekend planned for Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10. In addition to the events listed above, the weekend will include Race for Wishes in Lawton, Michigan. Race for Wishes is the host of the 2018 Michigan Road Race State Championships and the state's first road race of the season.

Thank you to our 2018 Criterium Title SponsorAttorney Chuck F. Grzanka and CyclingLawyer.com—experts in cycling law and advocacy.

Title sponsor

Platinum sponsors

WMU college of engineering and applied sciences logozoetis logoKalamazoo Bicycle Club logo.Consumers Energy logo, Count on Us.

Gold sponsors

Athletic Mentors logo.WMU Business Connection logo.


Billy's Bike Shop, Custer Cyclery, Village Cyclery, Zoo City Cycle & Sport, Team Active Cycling & Fitness, Gordon Water, PNC Bank, Team Clark Logic, WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Innovation Center.

Food vendor

Available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Race Day.