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Our Story

The Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival was founded in 2010 by Jennifer Cvar, a former amateur bicycle racer who envisioned an epic bicycle race and festival in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Since such time, the event has grown into one of the largest cycling races in the Midwest, attracting thousands of spectators, families, racers and volunteers. 

The Indy Criterium is more than just a cycling race. It is a celebration of "all things biking" in our community. 

For additional historical perspective, see this article The Indy Criterium and how it became a cause for kids (July 22, 2016).