MSA Tour de Bay This Weekend in Downtown Mobile
Jan 21, 2015
The Mobile Sports Authority, along with USA Cycling, Team Share the Road, and Hargrove Engineers and Constructors, as well as the Mobile Bay CVB, the County and City of Mobile, and Little Red Hen Productions, are excited to host the 2015 Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) Tour de Bay presented by Hargrove Engineers & Constructors in downtown Mobile, Alabama, May 2-3, 2015. The two-day, first-time event will feature a criterium championship on Saturday along with a 62-mile Century Ride on Sunday.
Saturday’s main event will serve as the 2015 USA Cycling Alabama State Criterium Championships. The criterium, a short course road race, will feature a six-tenths-mile closed track which will encircle the entertainment district of downtown Mobile. Races kick off at 9 a.m. with the races being staged out of Bienville Square.
Cycling continues Sunday with a Century Ride through Mobile County which begins at 8 a.m. Through the strong efforts of Team Share the Road, the family-friendly bike ride will begin and end at Bienville Square and will feature three distance options: 8 miles, 22 miles, or 62 miles.
Registration for both Saturday and Sunday events can be found at www.usacycling.org.
Links available for each course:
Criterium – http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/607550742
Century Ride - http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/587682516
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United State Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 70,000 licensees; 2,400 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year, manages 17 national championship events and is responsible for fostering the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
About The Mobile Sports Authority
The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) is a non-profit sports commission formed in 2008 by the Mobile County Commission. The main mission is to create a positive economic and public relations impact for Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the region through attracting, hosting, managing and supporting sporting events. MSA is the main point of contact for sports and sports-related activities for the Mobile County area. For more information on MSA, please visit www.mobilesportsauthority.com.
About Team Share the Road (TSR)
Team Share the Road is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity formed in May 2011 which focuses its efforts educating cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists how roadways may be used safely and simultaneously. The organization also hosts cycling safety events for children. The events provide confidence to the children so they may learn skills and will be able to enjoy all of the benefits of cycling and remain safe. TSR also hosts clinics at various locations throughout the area to equip cyclists with lights and provide basic maintenance to bicycles. If anyone would like to participate with Team Share the Road, please email TeamShareTheRoad@gmail.com or visit the website: www.TeamShareTheRoad.org.