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Kids Racing

Kids races both Saturday and Sunday.

Bring the kiddos out to be part of the action and start their racing career off right. Just before the pro-woman head to the line, we’ll kick off the evening races with two show-stopping events for the next generation of racers: 1) those who have been riding a good bit and 2) those who are just starting out. It’s all for fun, but pride and participation ribbons could get the best of your youngins :slightly_smiling_face:

3:30 Rider (parent) meeting to get things organized 4:00 Rider call ups (or children round up)
Race 1: One lap blast: Children who’ve been riding and feel confident to complete one lap of the approximately 1/2 mile course.
Race 2: Straightaway Sprint: Tykes with trikes, training wheels, and striders line up for a mad dash from one loving parent on the starting line to the other parent (or loved one) on the finish line.

The more the merrier and the faster they tend to go.  Don’t forget their helmet!

Saddle Up for Cyclo de Mayo

In Hapeville, a Criterium and a mechanical bull go together like tacos ‘n margaritas. The exciting street races of Spin the District will zip alongside Hapeville’s Cinco de Mayo Festival on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Go ahead and throw your hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care because this will be THE BIGGEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE! Cheer on some of the fastest cyclists in the country: scream, holler, show ’em those crazy muppet arms. Then stroll over to Jess Lucas Park and hop on the mechanical bull to scream your little heart out as your long-cherished bull riding dreams come true. The cyclists won’t be the only ones going fast. Let’s see who stays in the saddle the longest.

Here are all the muy importante details:

  • 11am–5pm
  • Jess Lucas Park (680 S. Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354)
  • Sombreros Mexican Cantina will serve up food & alcohol
  • Free to play! Inflatables for the kiddos and a mechanical bull for the adults!
  • Live music from Mariachi Amigoz de Taylor Fuentes (12–2pm) & Conjunto Alazzan (2:30–4:30pm)

We’re so excited and we just can’t hide it! Looks like we have some training to do. See y’all in May!

The Crits Just Keep On Comin’

Do we seem a little smug this year? That’s because Spin the District is pleased as spiked punch to be featured as part of USA Crits, a series of Criterium races around the country that attract the speediest of the speedy speed racers. Criterium races are the backbone of American bike racing, taking place on urban streets in the midst of fans and partygoers, and utilizing a very specific set of skills—skills that are scored and ranked differently from other types of racing, with races-within-a-race and special victories for riders to compete for. But what really sells us on a Criterium is that the race itself is only the half of it. The energy and excitement of a Criterium comes from the spectators and revelers who come out to enjoy the food, drink and camaraderie. We love us a good Crit, and USA Crits is the final word.

So when you see us out there, join in our little victory dance, because ATL Airport District is beyond proud to have our own Criterium races recognized—not just as part of the esteemed USA Crits lineup, but as the finals of USA Crits Speed Week. It’s a Criterium-packed week of races in different cities around the Southeast, and the excitement will come to a head right here in Hapeville and College Park, where the week’s winners will be determined. This is big, y’all. We’re gonna need to learn some new dance moves.