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Firestone Walker Avenue of Flags Criterium - RACE DAY TIMELINE

Presented by The City of Buellton, The Santa Ynez Valley CC and in Association with Stump Grinder Productions

2 Part interview with Mike and Scott that aired Sunday, March 25, 2012 on KEYT-TV

Welcome to the Firestone Walker Avenue of Flags Criterium Home Page! This first year event is being held in the wonderful and very historic central coast service town of Buellton, CA and will become a new staple on the Pro-Am Bicycle Racing Calendar for sure! Just think, you can say that you were there when it was just a one day race! With criterium racing action for all abilities and categories from Cat 5 to the Pro 1/2 racing for over $15,000 in combined cash purses, this event is the 3rd highest paying event in the Southern CA region! The Race Flyer PDF is here!

There will be an awesome Beer Garden hosted by our event title sponsor, the Firestone Walker Brewing Company and great food provided by Avante Wine & Tapas. We'll have FREE KID'S RACES starting at 1:20 PM, please get there early to register your children, this is a super fun part of any event, seeing the looks on all the kids faces as they have fun with their friends on the exact same race course as the pros! Click here for FREE KIDS RACES info!


Please roam the event EXPO AREA, bring the entire family, all your lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and join the party in downtown Buellton on the Historic Avenue of Flags! Don't forget the kids and their bikes! Does your business want to participate in our EXPO AREA? We'd love to have you there displaying your wears! The EXPO AREA Information is HERE.

Stick around for the main event, the Pro Men 1 & 2 race at 3:55pm and cheer for your favorite racer as they compete for $8,000 in Cash Prizes that will be paid to the top 20 as well as thousands of dollars worth in sprint lap preems

The Firestone Walker Avenue of Flags Criterium, set in Historic Downtown Buellton is destined to be a great community event that benefits a local 501c7 Non-Profit, the Santa Ynez Valley Cycling Club, we hope to see you and your family there, this year and beyond!

For information email Michael Hecker at hecktone@yahoo.com or TEXT to (805) 896-0673

VOLUNTEER - Do you want to volunteer on race day? We need you! Please click on the volunteer button above!


Starts at 6:00am, 1 hr. before each race and closes 15 minutes prior to each race. 2nd race is only $15 after the higher fee is paid. Online registration available at www.USACycling.org closes March 29th at 9:00pm Mountain Time.


Downtown Buellton. Coming from HWY 101 north or south - Exit HWY 246 in Buellton, drive west towards The Avenue of Flags, proceed west passing the closed Avenue and park on HWY 246. Please do not park in businesses private parking lots, park only on city streets and preferably on HWY 246 heading west out of town. Registration will be located on the North Bound lanes of the Avenue of Flags near Turn #1 and Pea Soup Andersons. Please be courteous of local residents and automobile traffic. Parking is also available to the East of HWY 101 on McMurray Road.

COURSE - All USAC Rules Apply

0.70 mile L shaped loop with five right-hand and one left-hand 90 degree turns. The course is fast and rolling with a straight, downhill 800 meter sprint finish. The course runs in a clockwise direction and uses Ave of Flags North headed south, 1st Street, Central Avenue, 2nd Street, Ave of Flags South headed north, Damassa & Ave of Flags North headed south to Start/Finish. Do you want to volunteer on race day? We need you! Please click on the volunteer button up above in the right corner of this home page!


SRAM Neutral Race Support will provide technical support. You may also provide your own clearly marked wheels.

Can't wait to see you, the racers, families and kids at the Inaugural Firestone Walker Avenue of Flags Criterium! Thanks to The City of Buellton and all our outstanding sponsors as well as all of you who already have stepped up, and those of you who will step up to volunteer at the race! THANK YOU!

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