Thursday Night Fireball Crit Practice

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Thursday Night Fireball Crit Practice

July 18 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is a Buffalo Bicycling Club race. You must be a member to participate. To join, click here.

Our Thursday Night Fireball series partners with Shickluna Bike Shop to offer a Thursday night criterium training course on Grand Island.  This will be a scored series, separate from the BBC Sunday Series Club Races.  Our course is linked below, a 1.9-mile circuit with 3 corners.  The A field will do 9 laps for 17.1 miles (about 37-40 minutes), and the B field will do 6 laps for 11.4 miles (about 27-30 minutes).  Come out and practice cornering, top end fitness, and race tactics to help sharpen your handling skills and racing craft!  It is important, especially for newer riders, to get out to these as much as possible to develop skills.

The top 10 will be scored each week the same as the Sunday Series (15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 points, with 11th place onward getting 1 point each)


Park at the small parking lot just outside of Beaver Island State Park on West River/West Oakfield Rd.  Many members generally ride to this location as free parking is limited.

Meet up at the Finish line at the corner of West River/West Oakfield and Ferry Rd


Click Here to View the Course Page.  A 1.9-mile flat criterium circuit loop with 3 corners, excellent for practicing cornering and tactics!  Finish line on the corner of West River/Oakfield and Ferry Rd.


The B field will start first at 6:30pm for a 30 minute race

The A field will start last at 7:05pm for a 40 minute race

What You Should Expect on Race Day:

  1. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early to get into your riding clothes and get your bike ready
  2. Write down your name on the sign-in sheet when it becomes available, head out on the bike get a few pedal strokes in the legs to warm up.  SIGN IN IS AT THE FINISH LINE AT FERRY RD AND WEST RIVER
  3. We’ll start the B group first for a 30 minute race, and the A race after for a 40 minute race according to the amount of race laps noted in the Course Description
  4. At the end, make sure you know your finishing place and report it to the event organizer




July 18
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


Richard Scaduto