Many downtown Hartford roads are closed Sunday during The Connecticut Cycling Festival.
Bikers will be competing in criterium road races, hosted by CT Cycling Advancement Program and sanctioned by USA Cycling. Competitors are expected to travel at speeds of 25 to 40 miles an hour.
The following roads will be closed during the event, most reopening about 6 p.m.:
- Trumbull Street in front of the XL Center until at least 4 or 5 p.m. when the Urban Mountain Bike races conclude.
- Pearl Street between Ann Ucello Street and Main Street.
- Jewell Street between Ford and Pulaski Circle.
- Trumbull Street between Asylum and Jewel Street
- Ann Ucello from Pearl to Jewel.
- Pulaski Circle
Asylum will remain open.
The racing schedule is as follows:
- 8 a.m.: Criterium men's race (Category 5, 15 miles).
- 9 a.m.: Men's race (Category 4, 20 miles)
- 10 a.m.: Masters race for cyclists 40 and older (Categories 1-4, 20 miles)
- 11 a.m.: Men's race (Category 3-4, 20 miles)
- Noon: Women's pro race (Category 1-2, 30 miles)
- 1:20 p.m.: High school/junior race (30 miles)
- 2:15 p.m.: Men's race (Category 2-3, 25 miles)
- 3:25 p.m.: Men's pro 1 race (40 miles)
National U.S. Cycling Champions will be crowned in each category in the final road cycling races of the season, according to a news release.
There will also be a Bike & Co. Food Expo on Trumbull Street through 5 p.m. Sunday. Chris Clark and Urban Mountain Bike Races will perform trick bike stunt shows in front of the XL Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More information is available on www.Bikereg.com.