All riders from juniors to professionals compete in criteriums throughout the day on a 0.72 mile tight, technical course through Downtown Shreveport. Races begin with the junior category, culminating in the early evening with the Pro/1/2 men and women racing in pursuit of a $10,000 purse for men and a $10,000 purse for women. Prior to the Pro events, we are hosting a “Kids Ride” free to children 10 and under. There will be a total of eleven races, by category.
|Category||Start Time||Duration (Mins)||Awards|
|Jr Men's Cat 4/5 Jr Women's Cat 4/5||9:00 am||20||Prizes/5Prizes/5|
|Men's Cat 5||9:30 am||30||Prizes/5|
|Women's Masters 35+||10:10 am||45||$1500/10|
|Masters 40+||11:05 am||45||$1500/10|
|Masters 50+Masters 60+||12:00 pm||35||$1000/5$500/5|
|Women's Cat 4
Women's Masters 45+Women's Cat 5
|Men's Cat 3/4||1:25 pm||45||$1000/5|
|Men's Cat 2/3||2:25 pm||50||$1500/10|
|Kid's Race 10 & Under||3:35 pm||.5 mile||Prizes|
|Women's P1/2/3||4:15 pm||60||$10,000/15|
|Men's P1/2||5:30 pm||70||$10,000/15|
This ride is a community ride, open to all riders, professional, amateur, and recreational. The Gran Fondo is a 100 mile scenic ride beginning in downtown Shreveport, covering a winding route north of the City through some of the most beautiful and wooded areas in Louisiana.
Louisiana is known for its great food and festive atmosphere. Check out these great locations in Downtown Shreveport—most within walking (or biking) distance of the Caddo Velo Classic Criterium!
In Downtown Shreveport, on-street parking is FREE on weekends and after 5 pm Monday through Friday. Once the Criterium has started, lots within the race course will not be accessible. PLEASE NOTE! Parking at many of the lots, and all System Parking Lots is NEVER free. Private parking lots can and do charge at night and on weekends.
Spend the day Downtown and experience some of the great things Shreveport has to offer. You’ll discover delicious food, cool art, and colorful history while watching a thrilling bike race along a tight, technical course.
Coming from out of town? There are several places to stay in Downtown Shreveport or you can venture out and see more of our exciting city.
The following hotels have offered discounted rates for this event. Please book by March 15th to ensure your discount is applied.
Want to be part of the fun? Why not volunteer on race days! If you or your organization are interested in helping out, contact Darlene Whitaker at 318-813-1485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This exciting two-day event offers a great occasion to market your organization/business and showcase your products and services to the riders, future riders, and spectators. If you would like to receive a sponsorship packet detailing our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Darlene Whitaker at (318) 813-1485 or email@example.com. We welcome the opportunity to create a custom package to fit your goals.
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