Bicycle Culture

Cycle: Underground Crit Brings Aggressive Group Riding to North Phoenix

criterium (krī-ˈtir-ē-əm): a bicycle race of a specified number of laps with at least four corners on a small course over public roads closed to normal traffic.

By its very definition, a criterium - or crit - is a race, yet the Underground Crit, one of the Valley's most popular group rides, is showing that a crit can be ridden under the same conditions while removing the moniker of "race."

Held on the wide streets of a yet-to-be-developed business park off of 7th Street and Deer Valley Road, the Underground Crit is easily one of the most intensely ridden yet safe group rides in town with nothing more at stake than bragging rights and a chance to go shoulder to shoulder on a challenging course with some of the Valley's very best. See also: - Cycle: Ride, Photograph, and Share South Mountain Sundays - Cycle: 10 Reasons to Love Cycling in Phoenix

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Jason Franz
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