2020 ACA Tuesday Criterium Series

Beginner(4-5)/Masters 40+(1-4)/Women(1-5) Racers

Bud Harris Cycling Park

Sponsored by the Allegheny Cycling Association
Sanctioned by USA Cycling (USAC)
USA Cycling Race Permit 2020-????
0.5 mile banked oval

Series Schedule

  • Every Tuesday beginning June 2 (tentative per USAcycling) through August 25, 2020.
  • Registration begins at 5:15pm and closes 15 minutes before each race.
  • Races begin at 6:15pm. Race order:
    • Masters Men 40+ USAC Cat 1, 2, 3, 4 and Women 35+ USAC Cat 1, 2, 3 (Class M)
    • Open Women USAC Cat 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Class W)
    • Men and Women USAC Cat 4, 5 (Class C)

Race Format

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month (6/16, 7/21, 8/18) - Masters - Bullet course
  • 3rd Tuesday of the month (6/16, 7/21, 8/18) - Women(W) - Bullet course
  • 3rd Tuesday of the month (6/16, 7/21, 8/18) - C - Normal Oval course
  • Rainouts or cancellations of Bullet course will NOT be rescheduled to the following week
  • All other Tuesdays - All races - Normal Oval course

Entry Fees

  • ACA members $10 (you must be paid up to get this rate...even before points begins)
  • non-ACA members $15
  • Fee includes USAC insurance and City of Pittsburgh surcharge
  • First race number is free, replacement fee is $5
    (Numbers from 2019 can be used if readable and in good condition)

NOTE: Season pass holders are considered pre-registrants whose entry in their race is guaranteed until 6:00pm. Season pass holders for all races must sign in in person by 6:00pm in order to be guaranteed entry into their race. Season pass holders and day-of-race registrants that sign in after 6:00pm are accepted into their race on a first-come, first-served basis until the field limit of 35 is reached. After the limit is reached all racers beyond that limit will be denied entry in the race.


  • Class C (USAC Cat 4, 5 men and women)
  • Class W (USAC Cat 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 women)
  • Class M (40+ Men USAC Cat 1, 2, 3, 4 and 35+ Women Cat 1, 2, 3)
  • You will be able to purchase a one-day USAC Cat 5 license to race in the (C) Cat 4, 5 race and (W) Cat 3, 4, 5 for an additional $10
  • Categories are strictly enforced
  • Distances depend on weather and light conditions and field sizes
  • Field sizes of 35(C), 35 (W), 35(M) are strictly enforced

Series Points and Awards

  • !!NEW!! Nine Race Points Series
    • !!NEW!! Series points begin on picnic night Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • !!NEW!! Series points end Tuesday, August 25, 2020
  • !!NEW!! Points awarded to top eight in the Class C, W and M races - 14,10,7,5,4,3,2,1.
  • !!NEW!! Team points for C, W and M awarded to top eight finishers on registered teams - 14,10,7,5,4,3,2,1 (max three team members can score points per event)
  • If a non-ACA member places in the top 8 places, those points are discarded, they are not passed down to the next ACA member.
  • 1 prime worth 1 individual series point each evening in each race*
  • Series Most Aggressive Rider (MAR) Class C, W and M
    • Winner of each lap in each race is recorded
    • Racer with most laps at the end of the race is awarded 3 series MAR points for that class**
    • Racer with second most laps is awarded 2 series MAR points for that class**
    • Racer with third most laps is awarded 1 series MAR point for that class**
  • MAR points do NOT count toward regular series points
  • !!NEW!! All nine races count -- no dropping of lowest score
  • !!NEW!! Racers who score a total of 15 points in the normal race or 5 MAR points in a higher category will have their points frozen in all lower categories.
  • !!NEW!! Trophies and prize money to top 3 at annual ACA Awards Banquet.
  • Only currently-paidup 2020 ACA members may accumulate points. (No retroactive points!)
  • You must register as an ACA member BEFORE the race in which you participate in order to score points and in order to get the ACA member race discount (You will NOT be able to join the ACA at the race without having first registered online!)

* Prime series points are individual only. They do not count in the team competitions.
** Tiebreaker is the rider's place in the final sprint.

Prize Money

  • !!NEW!! Payouts per Race -- All Classes
    • 1st Place-$15
    • 2nd Place-$10
    • 3rd Place-$5
    • MAR-$10
  • Primes will be awarded as they're available.

The Bud Harris Cycling Park is located at 1401 Washington Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

If you're coming across the Highland Park Bridge toward the zoo, skip the zoo exit off the bridge and take the next exit onto Allegheny River Blvd (Rt 8 south). At the first light, make a right and proceed 1/2 mile on Washington Blvd to the next light. Make a right into the Pittsburgh Police parking lot. You'll be able to see the course from Washington Blvd.

If you're coming from Oakland, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill area, follow Fifth Avenue until it becomes Washington Blvd. Continue on Wash Blvd past the Pgh Fire Fighters Training School. At the next light, make a left into the Pittsburgh Police parking lot and park in the lot to the right of the building.

Rules and Regulations

  • All USAC Rules apply
  • Standard Athletes Release must be signed at race registration
  • ACA members can sign one waiver for the entire season
  • Please be on your best behavior!!! Abusive or Foul language WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
  • This is a Pittsburgh City Park. ACA does not own or have exclusive use of this facility.
  • The ACA does have a permit from the city to use this course on Tuesday evenings. However, please be courteous to other citizens who may be using the course when you arrive.
  • There are restroom and vending facilities in the police building adjacent to the course which we are permitted to use. So, please use the toilets there instead of the woods. Wash. Blvd is busy and there will be persons and police coming and going from the parking lot, so please no public urination. You will be DQ'd for this violation.

Do NOT use the parking lot for warmups or cooldowns. The police complain (and enforce this) every week about this, so either warmup in the infield, use the roads or bring trainers or rollers. If you use the infield, please warmup in a clockwise direction (opposite of the race direction).

Do NOT park in the lot reserved for the police. The Oval parking is separated from the police parking.

Weather Conditions

  • Event is held rain or shine, except in downpour/dangerous weather situations
  • Promoters reserve the right to combine classes in inclement conditions
  • Check the web site and social media sites for cancellations at 5:00pm
  • The ACA mail list will also be used to announce cancellations or changes
  • Please see our Flood Policy document for further information


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