livestream-skcThe Sunny King Criterium returns for its 20th year on Saturday, April 9th, kicking off the new Professional Criterium Series for 2022. We’ll host twenty exciting bicycle races for all ages and abilities, including a kids race, juniors, men’s and women’s amateur races and a new men’s masters race category for ages 45+, in addition to the professional men’s and women’s races that will close out the day in downtown Anniston. The Sunny King Criterium will host Nine hours of live web streaming, showcasing the sights and sounds to cycling fans across the U.S., and around the globe.

“Sunny King Criterium is the premier criterium in the southeast, bringing all of the best racers from around the country and sets the tone of racing for the rest of the summer for the peloton. The course is fast and full of flow with a decisive sprint finish that you have to time perfectly to pull off the win,” said Lauren Hall, former professional cyclist and Sunny King Criterium champion.

The 2022 livestream broadcast presented by Sparklight will be viewable via annistoncycling.com and on various cycling media websites from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. CDT. The racing action will be called by professional sports commentators Brad Sohner and Lauren Hall. It’s one of the best days of racing to watch in person or online.

“There’s no better place to start the criterium racing season other 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 Lauren Hall.

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2022 Course & Race Flyer

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. Click below to download the full size map.

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2022 Schedule

Time Category Length Prizes Places Fee Fee After March 31
10:00 am Men Cat 5 30 min. Awards 5 $45 $50
10:40 am Juniors (M 11-12) 20 min. Medals 3 $20 $25
10:40 am Juniors (M 13-14) 20 min. Medals 3 $20 $25
10:40 am Juniors (M 9-10) 20 min. Medals 3 $20 $25
10:40 am Juniors (W 11-12) 20 min. Medals 3 $20 $25
10:40 am Juniors (W 13-14) 20 min. Medals 3 $20 $25
10:40 am Juniors (W 9-10) 20 min. Medals 3 $20 $25
11:10 am Juniors (M 15-16) 20 min. Medals 3 $20 $25
11:10 am Juniors (M 17-18) 20 min. Medals 3 $20 $25
11:10 am Juniors (W 15-16) 20 min. Medals 3 $20 $25
11:10 am Juniors (W 17-18) 20 min. Medals 3 $20 $25
11:40 am Women Cat 3/4/5 35 min. $300* 5 $45 $50
12:25 pm Masters 45+ Cat 1/2/3/4 35 min. $200 5 $45 $50
1:10 pm Masters 35+ Cat 1/2/3/4 45 min. $500** 5 $45 $50
2:05 pm Men Cat 4/5 40 min. $400 5 $45 $50
2:55 pm Men Cat 3/4 45 min. $500 5 $45 $50
3:50 pm Men Cat 2/3 45 min. $1000 10 $45 $50
4:45 pm Mellow Mushroom Mad Dash 1K Running Race (not a USAC sanctioned event) 3 $10 $10
5:15 pm Intermission 20 min.
5:35 pm Just for Fun Kidz Bike Races 1 lap (Kids Course) Medals 3 $0 $0
6:20 pm Women Pro/1/2 1 hour $12500 20 $60 $65
7:30 pm Men Pro 1 60 laps $12500 20 $60 $65
  • 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. 2022 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.