In light of the recent death of cyclist, Outdoor Chattanooga is making sure everyone knows how to stay safe during Memorial Day’s V.W. USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trials National Championships. There will be “significant road closures” on that day from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The USA Pro men and women will make laps of the road-race course to compete for the National Title. The USA Handcycling Criterium Championships take place on a closed circuit race downtown. Start/Finish Line: Downtown Chattanooga on Market St., between MLK Blvd. and 12th St. The Women’s Race will make 3 Downtown Circuit Laps/2 Long Circuit Laps/3 Downtown Circuit Laps. The Men’s Race: 4 Downtown Circuit Laps/4 Long Circuit Laps/3 Downtown Circuit Laps. The Handcycling Criterium: Multiple laps on a 7/10s of a mile course around the Professional Start/Finish Line Race Caravan. Please be aware of “A very long, stretched out pack of vehicles and competitors that will be on the race course; includes police, VIP cars, race officials, team cars and media and emergency vehicles, all surrounding the cyclists. From the first car to the last, the Race Caravan can take up to 15 minutes to pass any given point on the course,” according to Outdoor Chattanooga.
Use these links to check route information. Avoid delays and make sure everyone completes the race safe and sound.
• Links to Google Map that shows the course, parking and alternate traffic routes.
• Link to USA Cycling’s event Web page: