UNDATED (WHTC) -- Zeeland will host it's second annual criterium bike race event on Friday starting at 6 p.m. A Criterium is a one day bicycle race down a circuit road coarse. Zeeland's event features a series of races that will begin with a one lap children’s race and will move on to three more advanced races featuring a mix of professional and amateur bikers. Criterium creator Brian Bangma said more about what racers and spectators can expect.
"If you're coming to watch, walk the course, it is a great way to be able to see how fast these guys can handle their bikes coming around those corners," Bangma said.
"If you're racing, be ready for a great time, but it gets pretty intense," Bangma said.
Online registration for the racers has closed, but day of registration will be open until thirty minutes before the race starts. Races will begin and finish in front of the Mainstreet Bicycle Company in Zeeland. For more information about registration and the cash prizes visit zeelandcrit.com
By: Claire Fodell