The seventh annual Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is coming up in a couple of weeks, and the even has grown from a handful of bicycle races in its infancy to the downtown party that it has become.  Recognizing the growth, organizers have begun calling the event the Edwardsville Rotary Criterium Festival, and are making plans for this year's event.

The Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is one of the biggest races in the region, and is sanctioned by USA Cycling.  Race Director S.J. Morrison tells The Big Z you can get close to the course and feel the speed the racers are carrying. 

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Even if you are not a fan of bicycle racing, there’s still plenty to do.  Downtown Edwardsville will be bustling with live music, activities for all ages. This year’s race will be held in Downtown Edwardsville on August 20th. 

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