Suncoast Sundown Criterium Venice, Florida May 8, 2004

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Jean Andre Vall

Sarasota County Government Public Communications Sarasota County Administration Center 1660 Ringling
Boulevard Sarasota, Florida 34236 Voice (941) 861-5900 / Fax (941) 861-5960 / Press
Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2004


Sarasota County Parks & Recreation proudly presents the 3RD ANNUAL SUNCOAST SUNDOWN CRITERUM.
Festivities begin Friday, May 7th with a Pre-Race Registration Party at T.J. Carney’s (Restaurant)
on Venice Ave., Venice from 7
p.m. to 9 p.m. A Special Pasta Dinner will be served for ONLY $5.99. Open Bar for Racers only from 9
p.m. to 10 p.m. with live music from Ken McBride. Website is located at Saturday, May 8th the official bike race will start at
9 a.m. The 12 categories are as follows:

1) Junior $10/entry Start time will be 9:30am

20 min. + 5 laps, M & F, Trophies 5 places

2) 30+ $20/entry Start time will be 10:15am

25 min. + 5 laps, Male, $350 to 10 places

3) 40+ $20/entry Start time will be 11:00am

25 min + 5 laps, Male, $350 to 10 places

4) 50+ $20/entry Start time will be 11:45am

25 min. + 5 laps, Male, $300 to 10 places

5) 60+ $20/entry Start time will be 11:45am also

25 min. + 5 laps, Male, $100 to 5 places

6) Cat 5 $20/entry Start time will be 12:30pm

25 min. + 5 laps, Male, Trophies to 5 places

Intermission will be from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. ( Police Demonstration for 45 minutes)

7) Cat 4 $25/entry Start time will be 2:30pm

40 min. + 5 laps, Male, $300 to 10 places

8) Fun Ride Free to all Start time will be 3:30pm

9) Cat 4 $20/entry Start time will be 4:00pm

25 min., Female, $200 to 5 places

10) All Cat $25/entry Start time will be 4:00pm also

50 min. + 5 laps, Female, $700 to 15 places

11) Cat 3 $25/entry fee Start time will be 5:15pm

50 min. + 5 laps, Male, $700 to 15 places

12) Pro 1 & 2 $30/entry Start time will be 6:30pm

80 min.+ 5 laps, Male, $2000 to 25 places

Total purse is $5,000. Call Jim Wormley, Race Director at (941) 316-1125 for more information.

A Spin Into Summer Street Festival has been added to the SUNCOAST SUNDOWN CRITERIUM that is
family oriented and has many scheduled activities for all to enjoy. Friday, May 7th activities
include musical entertainment in the Gazebo of Centennial Park (race location) from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. A Sidewalk Sale sponsored by the Venice MainStreet Inc. on Friday and Saturday, May 7th and
8th from 10
p.n. to 5 p.m. A Kidz Korner will be just off the race course on May 8th featuring bicycle races,
arts-n-crafts, helmet give-a-ways and MORE! Entertainment will be provided on a stage from Noon
to 8 p.m. on race day as well as a food court will open to the public. All monies go to Adopt-A-
Camper Foundation, which gives scholarships to families for children to attend recreational
summer camp programs in Sarasota County.

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