USA CRITS 2020 Race Calendar Kicks off in El Paso at Sun City CRIT
Visit El Paso, an operating division of Destination El Paso, is excited to announce that El Paso will
kick off the 2020 USA CRITS racing season for the second year in a row. The 2020 Sun City CRIT will take place in
downtown El Paso on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The free and open to the public event will bring the energy and
excitement of world-class cycling to downtown El Paso. The Sun City CRIT is the first of a 10-race season spanning
March through September that showcases some of the world’s best athletes racing bikes across the United States.
Each event is televised live and on demand on USACRITS.TV and collectively features $200,000 in prize money
equally for both men and women.
“We are really excited to return to El Paso to kick off the 2020 racing season. Last year’s race was fast, exciting and the
El Paso crowd energized the riders. It quickly became one of the favorite stops of the series and we have heard from
many of the athletes that its one of the cannot miss races of the year,” stated Thad Fischer, race director.
A Criterium or CRIT is a unique form of cycling that stresses high-speed races contested amidst a thriving urban
atmosphere for a specific number of laps on a closed course. Hundreds of riders will be racing at speeds upwards of 30
miles per hour around a .7mile/1K course around San Jacinto Plaza.
The Sun City CRIT will have bike races and activities for all ages and ability levels from kids to professionals
throughout the day on Saturday March 28th, a detailed schedule will be available at visitelpaso.com/crits.
About USA CRITS
Now entering its 14th year, the USA CRITS Series is the premiere cycling series in the United States and was
developed to showcase criterium racers and to offer venues, teams, and riders the ability to excel in this unique
discipline of cycling. The events that form the USA CRITS Series represent more than 100 years of bicycle racing and
incorporate the ideals that have made criterium racing an American legacy: challenging courses that showcase arts
and entertainment districts, a large and growing base of spectators, broad community support, and strong marketing
opportunities for partners.
The mission of Destination El Paso is to provide convention, tourism, venue, and event management services to visitors, clients and the greater El Paso community so they can enjoy a pleasurable experience that enhances quality of life and generates economic growth.
For more information, contact Leesy McCorgary at 915.534.081 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.