This race is a unique criterium bicycle race through the city of Pittsburgh. Racers will learn why Pittsburgh is called “The City of Bridges,” as they race a closed 0.8-mile loop over the Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol Bridges. The start/finish is located across the Allegheny River from downtown, next to PNC Ballpark. As racers sprint for the finish line, behind them spectators will have a majestic view of the golden Roberto Clemente Bridge and beautiful downtown skyline.
The race schedule is comprised of multiple timed events for each racing class, with a competitive prize list in each race. Click the schedule below for more info.
Pre-registration will be offered through Bikereg.com for $30 ($20 for Juniors) and will be available until your field is full or until three days before the event (closes 8pm Thu April 24, 2014).
Day of Race Registration will be available until 30 minutes prior to the start time of each race on a first come, first served basis until the fields are full.
Registration fee for Race Day Registration is $40 ($30 for Juniors). One day USA Cycling licenses are available for an additional $10. Registering for a 2nd race will cost $15.
Racers under 18 years old must have a signature on the release by a parent or legal guardian.
Racers must bring a valid USA Cycling License to the event. If you purchase online, you can print out the temporary license to bring to the event. Helmets are also required. No fixed gears.
Again in 2014, the Steel City Showdown is part of the PA Cycling Association “Best All Around Rider” (BAR) Series.
Prizes for top 10 in each category as well as primes will be awarded following the end of the 15 minute protest period at the conclusion of each race. The top 3 of each non-1/2/3 race will have podiums off to the side of the course. The top 5 of both Men’s and Women’s 1/2/3 races will have a podiums in the center of the course following the conclusion of the Men’s 1/2/3 race. The payout schedule is shown on the Race Schedule page.
The 6th Street Bridge is a magnificent venue located next to downtown Pittsburgh and PNC park
The roads are wide and smooth with ample sidewalks and viewing points