2017 Highlandia Criterium

Tech Guide

June 17, 2017

Race Directors

Shaun Adamson: shaun@cycle-smart.com

Dan Nelson: dnelson@cybertooth.ca

Michael van den Ham: coaching@velocitycyclingclub.ca


Highlandia Music Festival

Highlandia is a unique bike race as it has been combined with an already existing music festival (see more on the Highlandia Festival website) As such, there are some things you should consider differently than a normal bike race. There will be many people who may not understand what is happening, so please be patient and kind. It is a family friendly festival, so feel free to bring all ages to come and enjoy the bike race as well as the music. There will be a number of vendors selling their wares, so please check them out and support local.


Pre-registration is available online at Zone4 and closes Thursday, June 15, at 11:45pm. There is no race day registration.

There is an early bird discount if you register by Monday, June 12 at 11:59pm.

Registration Fee:        

All categories:        $50

Earlybird:                $42        

Women:                $42

Earlybird:                $35

U19:                        $25

Earlybird:                $20

License Check & Sign-on

License check will be held under the ABA tent in Henry Martell Park, beginning at 1:00 pm. All riders must sign on at registration on race day with a valid ABA or UCI license 15 minutes prior to category start time. Failure to bring your license may result in a $10 fine.

Race Numbers

Bring your ABA body numbers and frame plate! If you don’t have them yet, you can get them at the race from the ABA. Numbers placement is left shoulder and left lower back and frame plate. If you forget your numbers it will cost you $10.

Wheel pit

In the mechanical zone you can leave spare wheels, bikes, or anything else you might need. Make sure you label your stuff and collect it after your race.

First Aid

First aid will be located at a tent near the start/finish. Any emergencies will be taken to the Royal Alex Hospital.

Race Schedule

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Start Time


Race Duration


Sign-On Opens


Cat 5

30m + 3 laps


Cat 4

40m + 3 laps


Women 4/5

30m + 3 laps


Kidical Mass




20m + 3 laps


Cat 3

50m + 3 laps


Cat 1/2

60m + 3 laps

The ABA and the organizer may shorten races and/or alter the course dependent on weather, time delays and combine categories if necessary. Please know your start time.



Henry Martell Park—Ada Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 4K2


A 1.2 km technical course running clockwise along Edmonton’s River Valley that is sure to cause exciting racing! To see the route on Strava, click here.

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Awards will be presented as soon as possible after each race, but we hope that you will stick around to watch, cheer, and heckle all your friends in the following races! We are hoping to do the podiums on the festival stage.

Rider Amenities

There will be portapotties available near the parking lot. There will also be a BBQ available as a part of the Highlands Music Festival.

Parking and Club Tents

Parking will be available at Eastglen High School and the Highlands Community League parking lots. There will be very limited street parking, but we since are already taking away many of the resident’s street parking, so please be courteous to our neighbours!

Please note that there is no space available for club tents at Henry Martell Park!

Last updated: Monday, June 12, 2017