Never raced a criterium before? This is your opportunity to try one in a controlled and super exciting environment!! The criterium experience will be a non-competitive ride to raise funds for "Desert Ridge Composite". The East valley's N.I.C.A. High School Cycling team. Show your support of youth cycling by riding in this fun ride, 100% of your entry goes to fund the local high school biking team. This is how the ride works: Athletes will follow a “pacer” around the course starting at a warm up pace. No passing the pacer or aggressive overtaking is allowed. The pacer will gradually increase the speed each lap. The officials will pull riders who have fallen off the pack each lap. The last athlete to stay with the pacer WINS!!!This ride is for Category 5 and citizen riders only.