Harriet Owen and Tanner Ward take the crown at the Sunny King Criterium

Anniston, Ala. (July 3, 2021) – Bicycle racing took center stage Fourth of July weekend as top professional cyclists from across the U.S. battled for crowns in the 19th annual Sunny King Criterium in downtown Anniston, Ala. on Saturday. Harriett Owen (Vancouver, BC) of InstaFund Racing sprinted across the finish line for the title in […]

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City of Piedmont to host day two of Alabama Cycling Classic

After a year of event cancellations due to COVID, one of Alabama’s top cycling events has returned to the City of Piedmont. This Fourth of July, hundreds of cyclists and spectators are expected to visit the city for the Piedmont Criterium. The Piedmont Criterium will take place on Sunday, July 4, as part of a […]

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Lauren Hall Joins Livestream Team at Sunny King Criterium

We are excited to announce that Lauren Hall will join pro announcer and Livestream producer Brad Sohner in the booth for the 2021 Sunny King Criterium Livestream presented by Sparklight and Alabama Power. Lauren is no stranger to the Alabama Cycling Classic, after all she won the Sunny King Criterium in 2017. A graduate from […]

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We need your help today so we can race tomorrow

As someone who has ridden one of the premier cycling events in the country, you understand the importance of preparing for a goal ahead of time. Our goal this year is to ensure that racing comes back as quickly and safely as possible. To help us make that possible, we’d appreciate immediate support to prepare […]

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Alabama Cycling Classic New Date in 2021

The Alabama Cycling Classic staff and organizing team are monitoring the trends of Covid19. The event has confirmed a new date in mid-summer to host the 2021 USA Cycling Professional Road Tour and amateur cycling events in Anniston, Alabama. While many of the USA Cycling Professional Road Tour events were scheduled to take place in […]

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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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