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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007
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FEATURED EVENT
Race your way Sunday
to downtown Decatur

The USA Crits Series, coming to downtown Decatur on Sunday, is a one-of-a-kind event that brings the best and most exciting criterium races and athletes from across the country together in one racing series.

In addition to the races, food and entertainment vendors will be set up all day downtown and free children's activities will be near the start-finish line on Second Avenue Northeast next to Bank Independent. After the races, the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts.

Race schedule

Here is the schedule of events for The Decatur Daily Downtown Criterium bicycle race Sunday:

10 a.m.: A free fun ride begins at 10 a.m. at The Decatur Daily parking lot and the route is approximately 20 miles. It is open to riders ages 5 and up.

1 p.m.: Masters 35 years and older. Race laps: 40 minutes plus two laps. Prizes: $500. Places: 10.

2 p.m.: Men's Category 2/3. Race laps: 50 minutes plus three laps. Prizes: $500. Places: 10.

3 p.m.: National Anthem performed by the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Location: Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, 112 Second Ave.

3:10 p.m.: Women Pro 1/2/3. Race laps: 60 minutes, plus 3 laps. Prizes: $5,000. Places: 15.

4:30 p.m.: Men Pro-Am. Race laps: 75 minutes, plus 3 laps. Prizes: $10,000. Places: 30.

6:30 p.m.: The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., in concert. Location: Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, 112 Second Ave., Decatur. Sponsored by: Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information visit: www.decaturcycling.com

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