Cycling Competition

The 2018 CT Masters' Games Criterium and Time Trials will be hosted by the City of New Britain. This race will be sanctioned by USA Cycling and Northeast Masters Cycling Association. Timing and finish line camera services will be provided by Velocity Results. 

  • PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED  
           

  • CT Masters' Games Criterium and Time Trials
    • Date: Sun., May 20th
    • Pre-Registration Deadline: May 16th
    • Location: Walnut Hill Park, New Britain
    • USA Cycling Permit:
    • Age Cut Off Date:
      Your age division/group will be determined by your age as of December 31, 2018.

Sport Details

  • From I-84 East:
    • Take merge onto route 72 east. Get off of 72 on exit 7, go south-east onto SR-372 (Corbin Ave). Bear Left (east) onto Hart Street. Bear Left (northeast) onto Vine Street. The park will be on the right.
       
  • From I-84W:
    • Take exit 35 to route 72 east and proceed as above. Route 9 North: Take exit 26 and go straight. Turn Left (south) onto Main St. Turn right (west) onto SR-71A (W. Main St.) Turn left (south) onto Vine Street.
       
  • Route 9 South:
    • Take exit 28/28A. Turn right (west) onto E. Main St. Turn right (west) onto SR-71A (W. Main St.). Turn left (south) onto Vine St.

Age Cut Off Date:
Your age division/group will be determined by your age as of December 31, 2018.

Age Groups (qualifying age divisions for the National Senior Games)

  • 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94

***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)

  •  40-49 

 

Rules:

  • All cycling events will be conducted in accordance with USA Cycling (USCF) rules, except as modified herein.
  • US DOT or US CPSC approved helmets required.
  • All riders must have an annual USAC license

The promoter reserves the option to change the composition of the fields.

  • Check-In/ Number Pick-Up/ Registration will OPEN at 8:00 am
  • All Riders Must have an annual or one day USAC license
  • $10 late fee for race day criterium registration. 
  • Registration closes 15 minutes before each criterium. 
  • The event is open to competitors from all states.

Format:

  • Electronic timing and finish line camera services to be provided
  • Medals will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each event within each age division.
  • Cash prizes will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the Men 40+ (Cat 1-4) and Men 50+ (Cat 1-4) 40K races.
  • Free Lap rule applies until five laps to go. Repair pit: Wheels in, wheels out.
  • The promoter reserves the option to change the composition of the fields.

5K Time Trial (3 laps)

First rider starts at 9:00 AM, other riders follow at 30 second intervals. Youngest age groups start first.

USAC Categories:

  • Women 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89
  • Men      40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89

10K Time Trial (6 laps)

First rider starts at 10:15 AM, other riders follow at 30 second intervals. Youngest age groups start first.

USAC Categories:

  • Women 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89
  • Men      40-44, 45-49,  50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89

Combined 20K & 40K Criterium

  • The two races will be run concurrently with the 20K race finishing at the end of the 12th lap, the 40K race finishing at the end of the 24th lap.
  • Intermediate 20K results will only be recorded for medals and qualification placings.
  • Free lap rule applies until five laps to go for the 40K. Repair pit: Wheels in, wheels out.

 

Prizes: Medals for first three riders in each age group

*Approximate starting times

(1) Cash prizes, 4 places for 40K only

  1. $70.00
  2. $50.00
  3. $30.00
  4. $20.00

Race information: 860-917-5006  president@northeastmasters.com

How to Qualify

To participate in the National Senior Games, you must be 50 years old and qualify the year before through a NSGA sanctioned State Qualifying Games. You may qualify through the state you live in, or any state which allows out-of-state competitors; however, you should contact these States directly for qualifying information.Qualifying standards differ depending on the sport/event and you should read more information about qualifying in the 2019 National Senior Games Rulebook posted under the link, 2019 NSGA Rulebook. Typically, the qualifying standards do not differ drastically from year-to-year.
 
In most sports, the top 4 finishers in each age group qualify for Nationals, as well as those who meet the Minimum Performance Standards (in applicable sports). The exceptions are Tennis (only the top 3 finishers for each age group qualify), Golf (you must meet the Minimum Performance Standards) and Triathlon (all finishers qualify). For team sports (basketball, softball, volleyball) the top 3 teams in each age group qualify. 
 
No matter what place an athlete finishes, they may also qualify in the sports which have Minimum Performance Standards (MPS), by meeting or exceeding the MPS for the age-division they are competing in at the State Level. (Ex. An athlete is 54 in 2016 and competes in the 50-54 age division at their State Games, but will move up to the 55-59 age division at Nationals. They must meet the MPS for the 50-54 age division to qualify for Nationals.
 
Registration for the 2019 National Senior Games WILL OPEN FALL 2018.  Qualified Athletes will be able to register for the 2019 Games when the state(s) they qualified in are listed on the NSGA website. States are listed when all their results are submitted to NSGA and verified.  We will send an e-blast to qualified athletes, when the results have been uploaded.  In addition, NSGA will send out one postcard by mail to their address of NSGA record with the same notification.  Information about online registration will be shared in these communications.

Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as the Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes.  We are now celebrating our 39th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2018. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2018 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 45,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.   

MISSION OF THE "GAMES”

  • To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
  • To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
  • To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
  • To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes. 
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