The team at Orucase is proud to announce our partnership with USA Crits for the 2018 racing season. Orucase has a long history USACrits: co-founders Isaac Howe and Colin Jaskiewicz both raced the series for several years, and Isaac even took the overall title in 2011. These events are where some of the earliest prototypes of the Airport Ninja were tested. The criterium is the quintessentially American discipline of road bike racing - high speeds and nail-biting sprint finishes, all in an urban setting that makes it easy for spectators to stay up close and personal to the action. We love it, and we’re happy to have come full circle to support the events in which we cut our teeth in professional racing.
Orucase Co-founder Colin Jaskiewicz racing USA Crits / Photo Courtesy of Matthew Koschara
The series kicks off April 28th with the 38th running of the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium in beautiful Athens, Georgia. The culmination of five Speed Week events throughout the Southeast, this classic criterium regularly draws 30,000+ spectators. The event weekend also features amateur cycling races, 5k and mile running races, and kids events. Home to the University of Georgia, Athens has no shortage of great places to eat, drink, and relax while you watch the main event on Saturday Night.
The male and female series leaders at the midway point of the season (Bentonville, July 6) will each receive an Airport Ninja. To build up to the series premier April 28th, we'll be giving away five (5) codes for USA Crits live-stream packages. If you can't make it to the events in-person (which we highly recommend) check out the live streams. Follow us on Instagram for more details on the giveaway.