Race Information

Now entering its fifth year, the TheBANK of Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is a series of high-speed bicycle races, free kids races, live bands, and an open containers perimeter, all on the streets of Downtown, Edwardsville, Illinois.

Event held rain or shine. Helmets must be worn at all times while on the bike.

Taking place this year on Saturday, August 20, 2016, this unique signature event has been hosted by the Edwardsville Rotary Club since 2010 as a fund-raiser for community enhancing projects and as a gift to the people in the Edwardsville area. Because Edwardsville is a bicycling city that loves big events and opportunities to show off our Downtown, the Criterium is a perfect fit.

SANCTIONING: is sanctioned by the USA Cycling Association and the Missouri Bicycle Racing Association (MOBRA).

For more information contact Race Director SJ Morrison at 618-558-3062 or stm11@hotmail.com.

PAYOUTS: The TheBANK of Edwardsville Rotary Criterium (E'ville Crit) offers $10,000 in payouts. One of the largest one-day payouts for a bike race in the region.

$10,000 in Payouts



The Edwardsville Wrestling Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sponsoring the 2015 Edwardsvillle Rotary Criterium Kids Races! We’re hosting four FREE kids races, which begin at 6:45 p.m. Registration for the kids races is from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Race Headquarters Registration tent at the corner of Main & Vandalia in Downtown Edwardsville – near Walgreens. The categories are: Ages 3 & Under / Ages 4 – 6 / Ages 7 – 8 / Ages 9 – 10. Helmets are required and must be worn at all times during the race. (Sponsored by the Edwardsville Wrestling Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

First Clover Leaf Bank & Edw. Arts Center “Pedal & Paint Art Tent”

Kids of all ages are invited to join First Clover Leaf Bank and the Edwardsville Arts Center for the first ever “Pedal & Paint Art Tent” at the Criterium. Visitors to the tent can MAKE AND TAKE a FREE bicycle-themed piece of artwork. The tent is located at the intersection of Main and Vandalia in Downtown Edwardsville, near Walgreens and the Kids Race Registration Tent.

Helmet Giveaway (Edwardsville Township & the Glennon Kids Safety Program)

Edwardsville Township is partnering with the Glennon Kids Safety Program to provide free bike helmets to children who visit the Edwardsville Township tent at the Criterium. Supplies are limited, so come early!



The Starting Line for the Criterium is mid-block on Main Street almost directly across from the Flanigan Law Office. Riders will travel south on Main, make a sharp turn onto Vandalia for a 300 yard straightaway on Vandalia, then enter “Ninian’s Narrows” where the course narrows for 80 feet in front of the statue for Edwardsville’s namesake, Ninian Edwards. Cyclists will then make a series of quick turns, first a left on Benton, a right on Ramey, a right on Coventry and then a right on St. Louis Street. From St. Louis the route veers at a 45 degree angle onto a 268-yard straightaway. With the Madison County courthouse on the left, cyclists will make the final turn back onto Main Street for a 90-yard sprint to the Finish Line.

Downtown Edwardsville, Illinois



Schedule of Events
3:00 - 11:00 p.m. High Speed Pro Bike Racing on Main Street
3:00 - 11:00 p.m. Open Containers Perimeter on Main Street
3:00 – 11:00 p.m. Free Live Music in front of the Courthouse on Main Street
  1. Exit 12 (Edwardsville’s Own (3:00 pm – 5:30 pm)
  2. Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos (5:30 pm – 8:00 pm)
  3. Jake Gehret & the Brokedown Sound (8:00 pm – 10:30 pm)
3:00 - 8:00 p.m. First Clover Leaf Bank / Edw. Arts Center Pedal & Paint Art Tent
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Registration for Free Kids Races
6:45 p.m. Four Free Kids Races (Ages 3 & under / Ages 4-6 / Ages 7-8 / Ages 9-11)



No late fees. Race-day registration opens at 2:00 p.m. and closes 30 minutes before each race. Registration for the 2015 race is NOW OPEN. Register online at: https://www.bikereg.com/edwardsville-rotary-criterium. Held under USA Cycling permit 2015-2563.



The TheBANK of Edwardsville Rotary Criterium would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. The Edwardsville Rotary Club would like to recognize the following businesses and organizations for their support of this event.

Title Sponsor: TheBANK of Edwardsville
Presenting Sponsor: City of Edwardsville
Presenting Sponsor: Edwardsville Township
Cat 1/2 Race Sponsor: Anderson Hospital
Cat 3 Sponsor: Metro East Park & Recreation District
Children’s Art Tent Sponsor: First Clover Leaf Bank
Women 3/4 Sponsor: Sherer Law Offices
Cat 4 Sponsor: Scott Credit Union
Cat 5 Sponsor: Homefield Energy
Concert Stage Sponsors: Mathis, Marifian & Richter Madison Mutual Donnewald Distributing
Bank of Springfield, Glen Carbon Banking Center
Registration Table Sponsor: TorHoerman
Volunteer Check-In Sponsor: State Farm – Steve Ellsworth
Payouts Table Sponsor: Cassens
Officials Table Sponsor: Patton Dental
Juniors Sponsor: Hortica
Masters 40+ 50+ Sponsor: Simmons Hanly Conroy
Women's Open Sponsor: MidAmerica Institute of Plastics and Cosmetic Surgery and Center for Advanced Orthopedics
Wheel Pit Sponsor: Edwardsville Cyclery
Bale Sponsors: Taplin Defense Big Daddy's Clarence Brown
SSM Cassens Car Dealership Richards Brick
CJ Schlosser & Company The Finishing Touch Sunset Hill Funeral Home
Ferguson Construction Lois Ladd JF Electric
Edwardsville Intelligencer Allied Waste
Map Sponsorship John Gibbons Kane Consulting Dale Claussen
Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors Tony Malench Mortgage Makers
Kids Race Sponsor: Edwardsville Wrestling Club Fellowship of Christian Athletes

If you'd like to sponsor at any level, please contact Brian Mulhall at brian@brianmulhall.com or at 618-920-5323.