livestream-skcThe Sunny King Criterium returns for an 18th year on Saturday, April 18, bringing a kaleidoscope of colors and whirl of action to Anniston with 21 exciting bicycle races. Nine hours of live web streaming showcase the sights and sounds to cycling fans across the U.S., and around the globe.

In 2020, the online broadcast will be provided again by sponsor Alabama Power from Noon to 9 p.m. CDT. Racing action will be called by professional sports commentators Brad Sohner and Frankie Andreu. It’s one of the best days of racing to watch in person, or online, providing valuable exposure for the hundreds of competitors and their teams as well as area tourism.

“There’s no better place to kick off the criterium racing season for USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour than in Anniston. It’s a fast, smooth course in downtown with plenty of spectators. Being close to Talladega, speed is the name of the game for the Sunny King Criterium,” said Sohner.

Sunny King Automotive Group continues as a longtime supporter of the Sunny King Criterium, as well as the Noble Street Festival which takes place next to the race course. Admission for spectators is free for all bicycle races, making it one of the most unique professional sporting events in the country. A portion of proceeds from all bicycle race registration fees are donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life chapter of Calhoun County. Since 2002, more than $120,000 has been raised for cancer research and patient support.

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Announcers, Brad Sohner and Frankie Andreau.


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2020 Registration Link

2020 Course & Race Flyer

Sunnyking Map

On the left is a map of the 0.7 mile course. The races will follow a counter-clockwise direction. The final straight is a slight uphill.

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2020 Schedule

Time Category Length Prizes Places Fee Fee After March 26
10:00 am Men Cat 5 30 min. Awards 5 $30 $40
10:40 am Juniors (M 11-12) 20 min. Medals 3 $10 $10
10:40 am Juniors (M 13-14) 20 min. Medals 3 $10 $10
10:40 am Juniors (M 9-10) 20 min. Medals 3 $10 $10
10:40 am Juniors (W 11-12) 20 min. Medals 3 $10 $10
10:40 am Juniors (W 13-14) 20 min. Medals 3 $10 $10
10:40 am Juniors (W 9-10) 20 min. Medals 3 $10 $10
11:10 am Juniors (M 15-16) 20 min. Medals 3 $10 $10
11:10 am Juniors (M 17-18) 20 min. Medals 3 $10 $10
11:10 am Juniors (W 15-16) 20 min. Medals 3 $10 $10
11:10 am Juniors (W 17-18) 20 min. Medals 3 $10 $10
11:40 am Women Cat 3/4/5 35 min. $300* 5 $30 $40
12:25 pm Masters 35+ Cat 4 35 min. $200 5 $30 $40
12:25 pm Masters 35+ Cat 5 35 min. Awards 5 $30 $40
1:10 pm Masters 35+ Cat 1/2/3/4 45 min. $500** 5 $30 $40
2:05 pm Men Cat 3/4 40 min. $400 5 $30 $40
2:55 pm Men Cat 4/5 45 min. $500 5 $30 $40
3:50 pm Men Cat 2/3 45 min. $1000 10 $30 $40
4:45 pm Mellow Mushroom Mad Dash 1K Running Race (not a USAC sanctioned event) 3 $10 $10
5:15 pm NEABA Fat Tire / Mountain Bike Race 20 min. Awards 3 $20 $20
5:35 pm Just for Fun Kidz Bike Races 1 lap (Kids Course) Medals 3 $10 $10
6:20 pm Women Pro/1/2 1 hour $12500 30 $40 $50
7:30 pm Men Pro 1 60 laps $12500 30 $50 $60
  • For those racing multiple races, only one late fee will be charged.
  • Multiple race discount will be $20 for each additional race.
  • Riders will be required to have a USA Cycling license to participate. Riders racing in races open to Cat 5’s, such as the Junior races, or category races can purchase a one-day license for $10 at the event.

Your entry fees are donated to Relay for Life, a local American Cancer Society fundraiser. Over $120,000 has been donated since 2002. 2020 goal is $10,000. Thank you for racing with us!

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The Sunny King Criterium is proud to be a Part of the Pro Road Tour.