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Ballard Criterium


Seattle, WA: Today, Apex Racing, a menís cycling team of the greater Seattle area, is proud to announce the Ballard Criterium presented by Apex Racing on June 9th, 2018. In its 25th year, this is one of Seattleís classic bike races with a great city course, lots of fans and a fantastic atmosphere. Just like the original criteriums in Belgium, the keystone pro event kicks off in the evening with fans spilling out of Ballard neighborhood bars and restaurants to watch and cheer. ďItís one of the best in the Northwest,Ē said Bill Booth local elite category rider. ďItís great for spectators -- riders come by every minute, itís a really technical and very fast!Ē The race course, in downtown Ballard, follows these streets: Ballard Ave NW, NW Vernon Place, Shilshole Ave. NW, and NW Dock Place; the start/finish is near 20th Ave NW and Ballard Ave NW. Racing (several separate categories) will begin approximately at 1:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 9:30 p.m. Registration, costs, licensing, and notes are online at Latest race announcements, prizes, and general information available on Twitter: @BallardCrit About Apex Racing: ( In 2008, a group of dedicated racers formed Apex Racing to train smart, race hard and race often. Today, Apex Racing has become one of the premier cycling teams in the Pacific Northwest with more than 70 like-minded individuals. The team was built on the tradition of developing new racers, with a strong emphasis on racing as a team and progressing together each year through the race categories. The teamís culture is to help each other improve regardless of the natural talent or category involved, and strictly adheres to the 'no-jerks' philosophy where respect is shown to teammates, riders on other teams, and to the community at large through charitable efforts, time and donations.