Bikers, get ready to show off your skills on wheels.
CycloMesa, formerly known as The Great Arizona Bicycle Festival, is returning to the East Valley Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5. And, in addition to the racers, vendors, beer garden, and live music, the two-day festival has announced it's also holding qualifiers for the Red Bull Ride + Style.
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Red Bull Ride + Style is an annual showcase of top fixed gear bike racers and freestyle riders from around the world. Happening Sunday, April 27, at San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza, this large-scale event will allow cyclists to show off their speed and their skills on ramps and racecourses decked out in a collaboration of Red Bull-selected street artists.
Qualifiers for the Red Bull Ride + Style will take place at CycloMesa on Friday, April 4, during the El Tour Criterium presented by State Bicycle Company. This qualifier is only open to interested racers, as freestyle riders must be invited directly by Red Bull's competition director.
Registration for the El Tour Criterium starts at $20 online with fees subject to increase on March 30 and April 3. Races begin at noon in downtown Mesa, with race duration times ranging from 25 to 60 minutes. For more information and a look at the race course, visit the El Tour Criterium registration page.