2013 Event Information:

Announcing the Crit:

Returning to the Milford grandstand will be Evan Schmitt from Roslyn, WA. Evan has called races in Track, Road and Cyclocross in Washington and across the Pacific Northwest at events like the MFG Cyclocross Series, Cascadia Criterium Series and Marymoor Velodrome Weeknight Track Series. Evan is a senior at the University of Washington in Seattle majoring in Communications. Evan, a racer himself, has competed in road and Cyclocross since 2002. Evan, a filmmaker, already has three full-length features to his credit; “One”, “Remember 2 Breathe” and “The Anthem” (for more info, go to www.dirtymoose.com). Evan is also the brother of Morgan Schmitt, pro cyclist with United Healthcare presented by Maxxis. You can follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/EvanSchmitt
Navagate to http://mixlr.com/evanschmitt/showreel and listien to all Evan's broadcasts from various events he's announced this year.

Scott Rolando is the current public address announcer for all home sporting events and honors nights at Lakeland High School, in White Lake, Michigan where he teaches Biology and is the Activities Director. He has also been involved in other school events such as Homecoming, Winterfest, Toys for Tots, Mock Car Crash, and many others. At Western Michigan University, Scott worked in the Athletic Deptartment playing music at various sporting events, such as WMU volleyball, basketball (men's and women's), and hockey. To learn more about Scott, please visit his Linkedin profile at:
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-rolando/4/974/728

 

 

 

Milford Michigan:

Directions:

From the East
Take I96 to Milford Exit
Turn Right (North) on Milford Rd. and follow it until it ends at GM Rd
Turn Right (East) on General Motors Road/Huron
Turn Left (North) on Main Street

From the West
Take I96 to Milford Exit
Turn Left (North) on Milford Rd. and follow it until it ends at GM Rd
Turn Right (East) on General Motors Road/Huron
Turn Left (North) on Main Street

From M59
Go South on Milford Road approximately 3 miles

CLICK HERE to Download a Printable Directions Map (PDF)

CLICK HERE to View and Download a Map of Downtown Milford (PDF)


Official Hotel Accommodations:

Our recommended accommodations, Comfort Suites, Wixom, just minutes from downtown Milford, they have offered a "special rate" for spectators and for amateurs & pro teams racing in the Milford Criterium. Limited number of rooms blocked, so reserve now!

Riding in the Comfort Zone at the Host Hotel of the Milford Criterium! Featuring our hot "Savory Starts Breakfast", King Suite or 2 Queen Bed Suites, Wireless Internet, Free HBO, Indoor Pool and Fitness Center, Corporate King Jacuzzi Suites Available.

For reservations please call (248) 504-5080, and mention the Milford Criterium when making your reservation to receive the discounted rate.

Limited Host Families for cyclists available, by the generosity and hospitality of local families with an appreciation for cycling, welcomes racers as guests in their homes. Riders are provided with a place to sleep, access to a shower, a garage or other enclosed space to store their bicycles. If you are interested or have any questions, send an email to info@milfordcrit.org

 

Healthy Living & Lifestyles Expo:

Join us for our Healthy Lifestyles Expo on Main Street in the CarQuest Parking lot - right in the middle of town! Participants include, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, representatives from various health and fitness clubs, local bike shops, and even a Farmer’s Market! You will find many, many Michigan-based businesses and organizations represented here. Be sure to drop by and check it out.

For vendor information, contact info@milfordcrit.org

 

2013 - Course Map:




The course is .92 miles in length with the start/finish at the paver crosswalk right on Main Street. The course heads north on Main Street, then makes its first left onto Commerce Road heading west. At Cabinet Street, it makes a second left heading south. It continues on to its third left onto West Liberty which leads it past the historic Power House. The course then makes it's only right turn into the rear entrance of Central Park, past the beautiful Huron River. It winds thru the park and into a hairpin turn bringing it back onto Main Street for an uphill sprint to the finish. The course as laid out offers the most suitable and safest option for racing and spectator viewing.

CLICK HERE to Download the Course Map (PDF)

Parking:

Recommended parking at Muir and Baker schools which offer good locations within an easy walking/riding distance to Main Street.

 

2013 — On-Line Registration: (closed)


Attention Cat 3 & Cat 4 Men... Want FREE Registration?

This is an opportunity for local businesses to get involved in the Milford Criterium while allowing 10-Men's Cat 3 & 10-Men's Cat 4 racers to ride for a charity! CLICK HERE for more information.

For any registration questions/concerns please email: racedirector@milfordcrit.org

 

2013 Race Flier:

Course:

The 0.93 Mile closed course will be held on the streets of downtown Milford, Michigan with
the start/finish on Main Street.

Registration:

• Pre-registration available until July 25th online at www.usacycling.org
• An additional $15.00 fee for day-of-event registration will apply for all categories.
• Day-of registration at 344 N Main St, Milford, MI 48381 will be available 7:00 am and will close 30- minutes prior to the scheduled start time for each race

Race Information:

• License Rider Entry Fee: Entry fees includes insurance surcharge.
• All riders, must show a valid license. Riders previously licensed must purchase an annual license. One-day license option is only available for Juniors, Cat 5 men, and Cat 4 women.
• A signed rider release form is also required for each rider (available online and at day-of registration).
• Race officials may combine fields, adjust distances or cancel races based upon the number of racer
• Field maximums are as follows: 50 for Juniors and Cat 5 Men, 75 for Cat 4 Women, and 100 for all other fields.
• Helmets are required for ALL riders
• Lap primes in most USA Cycling races
• USA Cycling rules apply
• For more information, contact info@milfordcrit.org



*Women’s Pro ½ and Cat 3 Women’s race scored separately for Michigan Challenge points
**Master Men 45+ and Master Men 55+ scored separately for Michigan Challenge Masters men points. Master Men 45+ prize awards: $325 / Top 5; Master Men 55+
prize awards: $325 / Top 5.
***Kid's Fun Race is not sanctioned by USAC

Races Held Under USA Cycling Permit

CLICK HERE to Download a Printable 2013 Race Flier (PDF)

 

Milford Crit – Race Bible:

CLICK HERE to Download (PDF)

 

 

Link to USCF Waiver:

CLICK HERE

 

 

Kids Fun Race:

Free Bike Race for Kids

If your kids enjoy riding their bikes, Sunday, July 28th, will provide a fun and exciting opportunity for them to try their hand at bicycle racing in Downtown Milford! The Milford Criterium will bring some of the top men and women riders in the region to race, and the Kids will get a chance to ride the same course as the adult racers.

When: 1:15 pm

Where: Right on the race course (Main Street - Downtown Milford).

Registration: Registration will be from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (behind the announcer's stage on main street). There is no fee to enter. However, registration is required.

Details: Three separate races will group riders by their ages*.
• Group 1: 3 -5 years old will race 175 yards.
• Group 2: 6-10 year-olds will race 175 yards.
• Group 3: 11-14 year-olds will race one full lap.

*Age categories may be adjusted (split or blended) on race day due to the numbers of racers in the various age groups.


Rules and Regulations:

• Each rider MUST wear a CPSC approved cycling helmet.
• Children up to 14 years old are eligible.
• A liability release form (waiver) must be filled out for each entrant and signed by his/her parent or legal guardian.
• For a printable waiver CLICK HERE or come to the registration table on race day from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - located behind the announcer's stage on Main Street.
• BYOB! Each rider must supply his or her own bicycle and may be denied entry if race officials deem the bicycle to be unsafe.
• Consult your local bike shop, sporting goods store or the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute for more information about a CPSC approved cycling helmet.
• All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kids Race – Registration Form

CLICK HERE to download a printable PDF
Please complete, sign, and bring to the registration desk on race day.

 

 

 

Volunteers:

Would You Like to Be Part of the Excitement?

Be a part of it all! As a volunteer, you will help promote outdoor sports and activities along with healthy living in your community. As a not for profit organization, we depend on volunteer help to make this a success.
No experience necessary! We have many volunteer opportunities available:
• Course set up & tear down
• Course Marshals
• Parking/Traffic Control
• Hospitality
• Promotions
• Registration

Find out more by contacting Sarah Dolan at: racedirector@milfordcrit.org

 

Race Results:

2013 Milford Criterium Race Results

CLICK HERE to view the 2013 results

2012 Milford Criterium Race Results

CLICK HERE to view the 2012 results

2011 Milford Criterium Race Results

CLICK HERE to Download (PDF)
Check Out the 2011 Event Photos at: www.tenmilemedia.smugmug.com

2010 Milford Criterium Race Results

CLICK HERE to Download (PDF)

2010 Tour of Kensington Valley Race Results

CLICK HERE to Download (PDF)

2009 Milford Criterium Race Results

CLICK HERE to Download (PDF)

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

How can your business benefit as a Milford Criterium sponsor?

This event will attract athletes and spectators from across the state and region. The Milford Criterium is presented in quaint downtown Milford with the specific intent to bring racing and the message of healthy living to the people. This affords an excellent opportunity for sponsors to promote their products and brand to a highly desirable demographic. We offer a wide range of sponsorship levels and opportunities. Depending on your sponsorship level, here are some of the methods and advantages you can obtain with your sponsorship:

  • Incorporation and/or coupling of your company name and/or logo into the event title which will appear in all advertisements, flyers, banners, etc.
  • Prominent display of company name/logo – your company logo will appear on print media advertisements, race flyers, programs, banners, and promotional items.
  • Promotional items & giveaways – your company name and/or logo will appear on event tshirts, promotional items and giveaways providing lasting company name recognition.
  • Networking Opportunities – connect and build business relationships with public andprivate organizations.
  • Audience/Spectator Exposure – increased company name recognition gets your company's message and product to an ideal demographic.
  • Electronic Media and Publicity Exposure – your company's logo/link will be displayed on the event website and other forms of media.
  • Product Sampling – take advantage of the opportunity to display your company's product or service at our event.
  • Day-of-Event Promotion – your company name will be mentioned over the public address system.
  • Day-of-Event Display – display your company's product or service at a vendor booth to provide a hands-on presentation of your product or service.

This event will draw athletes and spectators from across the county and region If you have specific goals you wish to achieve through this event, we can tailor a package to suit those needs.

For more information please contact Sarah Dolan at: racedirector@milfordcrit.org

 

In The News:

Press 2012:

The Milford Times - Hometown Life - July 2012

The Milford Times - Hometown Life - July 2012

Spinal Column - July 2012

Press 2011:

The White Lake Patch - July 2011

The Milford Times - Hometown Life
July 28, 2011

Press 2010:

The Milford Times - Hometown Life
July 22, 2010

Community Newsletter - May 2010

Press 2009:

The Milford Times - Hometown Life
August 4, 2009


The Joe Dolan Interview
Milford Crit - Race Director
August 5, 2009


Milford Community News - May, 2009

Detroit Free Press - May 26, 2009

Press 2008:

Detroit Free Press - December 4, 2008

The Milford Times - December 18, 2008

 

Huron Valley Athletic Club:

 

Huron Valley Athletic Club, or HVAC, is the result of a merger of what were once two separate organizations; a running club and a cycling club. By joining as one, we are better able to achieve our common goals to promote outdoor sports, healthy living for our members and the community.

The HVAC promotes and organizes a variety of events from informal group activities to organized competitive events. The Labor Day 30K is currently entering its 12th year. Since its inauguration, this unique 18 mile running event has grown to well over 700 participants. One of only a handful of 30K events in the country, this race is widely used by marathoners as a "tune-up" for the fall season. Plans for the future include organizing and promoting new events including a new running event, an adventure race, and a sprint triathlon. HVAC will package these events as series.

 

Contact Us:

Our Mailing Address is:

Huron Valley Athletic Club
P.O. Box 174
Milford, MI 48381

Email Contacts:

General Event Information: info@milfordcrit.org
Race Director: racedirector@milfordcrit.org
Marketing: marketing@milfordcrit.org
Treasurer: treasurer@milfordcrit.org
Graphics & Media: media@milfordcrit.org
Volunteers: volunteer@milfordcrit.org
Women's Races: womensrace@milfordcrit.org