Criterium Racing is coming to the Gulf Coast

High speed turns, a neck and neck down the straightaway and of course the occasional wreck. While this may sound like a NASCAR event, this is a race of the two wheeled variety.
The Tour De Gulfport is a “completely unique event in downtown Gulfport which is actually going to be seven different criterium races.”, said David Parker, Gulfport Economic Developer Director.
A criterium or crit race is a closed circuit race where riders complete multiple laps on city blocks. Promoters say this will be a family event for all ages with a street fair and children’s safety course provided by Memorial Hospital. Anyone who is interested, will get a chance to test their skills on the bike.
If you’re interested in racing, you can call Gulfport Main Street Director Laurie Toups at 228-868-3414. This event costs $15 to register and the event takes place on June 20th.

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