Alabama Cycling Classic to Reschedule Criteriums in 2021

Event Sponsors Continue to Support Local Charities Anniston, Ala. (June 2, 2020) – – Event organizers and City of Anniston officials have confirmed that this year’s Alabama Cycling Classic, and Noble Street Festival, have been cancelled due to continuing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally set for April 18-19, the Alabama Cycling Classic had […]

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Full Community Impact by Alabama Cycling Classic will be missed in Calhoun County in 2020

Each spring the downtown corridor of Anniston is filled with bicycles, families and incredible selections of crafts, games and food. For 17 years the Noble Street Festival and the Sunny King Criterium shine a spotlight on Noble Street for tourism and economic impact. The events, which extend to Piedmont on Sunday for more bicycle races, […]

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National Spotlight for Criterium Racing Returns in April at Alabama Cycling Classic

Registration Open for Bicycle Races; Vendor Applications Available for Noble Street Festival The speed and prestige of national bicycle races for amateur and elite athletes returns to Calhoun County April 18-19 for the Alabama Cycling Classic. The spring weekend begins Saturday with the 18th annual Sunny King Criterium, held adjacent to the popular Noble Street […]

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Leading PRT Teams Claim Crowns in Pro Races at Sunny King Criterium

Anniston, Ala. (April 14, 2019) – – The royalty for bicycle racing took center stage at the Sunny King Criterium in downtown Anniston, Ala. for a 17th year on Saturday. Morning showers for junior races quickly changed to sunshine by midday, bringing huge crowds to the adjacent Noble Street Festival and headwinds to the uphill […]

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Juniors on Radar at Alabama Cycling Classic April 13-14

The Alabama Cycling Classic provides a unique spotlight for the rising stars of cycling this year, the juniors. Of the 21 multi-lap races on Saturday at the Sunny King Criterium, 10 are focused on juniors. The youngest age group is 9-10 for both boys and girls, and go up to the 17-18 age group. On […]

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Sunny King Criterium Turns 17

The Sunny King Criterium began in 2002 as Anniston’s signature racing event for professional and amateur road cyclist. Now in its 17th year, the Sunny King Criterium is the opening crit event on USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour. “The King organization is so proud to be a part of the Sunny King Criterium/Noble Street Festival […]

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Sunny King Criterium Generates International Attention with Webcast

From sun up to sun down on April 13, the Sunny King Criterium offers spectators in downtown Anniston a kaleidoscope of colors and whirl of action in 21 bicycle races. With the return of a streaming broadcast, cycling fans across the United States, and around the globe, will be able to see, hear and experience […]

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