Annual bike race to be held on WMU's Parkview Campus

Contact: Deanne Puca
Photos of competitors in WMU's Criterium Bike Race.

The annual bike race is in its 11th year.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Registration is open for Western Michigan University's 11th annual BTR Park Bike Race, set for Saturday, July 9, on the Parkview Campus, home to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

The day of competition begins at 8 a.m. and features a 1.1-mile circuit around Floyd Hall that also showcases the University’s nearby Business Technology and Research Park. The circuit has three 90-degree turns and multiple sweeping turns that excite spectators as well as racers.

This year's 11 events will again include state championship races for women, masters and juniors and a free kid's race. In addition, two clinics utilizing the race circuit will be staged in the evening Friday, July 8.

For more nformation about the 2016 BTR Park Bike Race, including event costs, and sponsorship and volunteering opportunities, visit the race website at To register,  visit and type BTR Park Criterium in the event search box. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 5.

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