Cycling enthusiasts, rejoice -- the Grove Criterium
returns with a 1.2 mile-long course that has six turns packed in that short circuit. It's billed as a technical race that will challenge all divisions of riders, from juniors to elite racers. All heats have a set time limit, with the cyclists trying to complete as many laps as possible in that time. The first heat starts at 1 p.m. today in front of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (4465 Manchester Avenue; www.thegrovecrit.com
). Non-cyclists can enjoy Urban Chestnut's beer garden, or visit neighborhood restaurants and businesses. Registration for potential racers is $40 on the day of the event; spectating is free.
Sat., Aug. 1, 1 p.m., 2015