Grab three friends and find out just how fast you can make that cruiser go during todays 24 Minutes of City Park Cruiser Criterium Relay. The Noble Energy-sponsored cruiser crit, with teams competing to see who can do the most laps around a short course in 24 minutes, is the final event of the Fred Prindle Memorial City Park Bike Race a day-long series of contests. Why 24 minutes? We needed a catchy name, says organizer Trish Downing. Were not looking for the super-competitive athlete, but for people who are looking to have fun on their cruiser bikes.
It costs $120 to enter, and each team can have up to four racers, but only one bike and while any kind of bike is permitted, only cruisers and hand cycles are eligible for prizes (including one for best costume).