Verity Credit Union Classic

presented by Ascent Cycles

We’re proud to have Verity Credit Union’s support for the 23rd running of the criterium in Ballard.  This year we’ve also joined forces with a new bike shop in Ballard, Ascent Cycles.

One of Seattle’s classic bike races with a great city course, lots of fans and a fantastic atmosphere. Just like the original crits in Belgium, the keystone pro event kicks in the evening with fans spilling out of the local bars and restaurants to watch and cheer.


Saturday, June 4, 2016


Ballard, WA (Start/finish at Ballard Ave. NW & 20th Ave. NW)

Course Description

Four corner, ~1km on bumpy city streets with a very slight side hill.


There are two ways to register: online at USA Cycling (USAC) or day of race.  Some categories sell out, so reserve your place now!

Masters 1/2/3/4 Racers: Your second race is half price. If you want to double up and do two races, register for both on line and we’ll kick you back $15 when you check in.

Day of race registration will open at 1:30pm and close 15 minutes prior to each category’s start time. Registration will be located behind the start/finish truck.

USAC license required to race.  One day licenses are available for Cat 5 mens race only. The cost is $10. All other categories must have a USAC annual license ($70) which can be purchased from USAC (not for sale at the race).


$35 plus WA State sales tax per race for USAC licensed riders.

Race Numbers

WSBA bib numbers will be used and can be purchased from WSBA (not for sale day of race). Rental numbers will be available at the race for a $10 rental fee (of which $5 is a refundable upon return of number). For out-of-state riders there is no fee to rent a number, just a $5 deposit. Numbers will go on your RIGHT side.



Promoter reserves the right to combine or split races based on the number of riders.

USA Cycling permit (pending)

2015 Winners: P/1/2 Men: Benny Swedberg, P/1/2/3 Women: Heather Nielson  Full Results

2014 Winners: P/1/2 Men: David Richter, P/1/2/3 Women: Ivy Audrain  Full Results

2013 Winners: P/1/2 Men: Ian Crane, P/1/2/3 Women: Rhae Shaw  Full Results

2012 Winners: P/1/2 Men: Ian Tubbs, P/1/2/3 Women: Jocelyn Setter  Full Results

2011 Winners: P/1/2 Men: Steve Fisher, P/1/2/3 Women: Jennifer Triplett  Full Results

2010 Winners: P/1/2 Men: Ian Crane , P/1/2/3 Women: Jadine Riley  Full Results

2009 Winners: P/1/2 Men: Steven Beardsley , P/1/2/3 Women: Tela Crane

2008 Winners P/1/2 Men: Grant Boursaw, P/1/2/3 Women: Tricia Bailey

2007 Winners P/1/2 Men: Russell Stevenson, P/1/2/3 Women: Jadine Riley


Cash and merchandise as indicated below.

Are you ready to race?








Start TimeCategoryField LimitLength (min)PlacesPrizes
2:00Junior C/D, Women50155Merchandise
2:25Cat 4, Women50255Merchandise
3:00Cat 5, Men75305Merchandise
3:40Cat 4, Men75355Merchandise
4:25Masters 1/2/3/4 35+, Men100405Merchandise
5:15Cat 3, Men100505$600
6:15Cat 1/2/3, Women1006010$1200 + Merchandise
7:30Pro/1/2, Men1007010$1200 + Merchandise

Title Sponsorship Provided By:

Verity Credit Union

Verity has been part of the Seattle credit union movement since 1933 and we are incredibly excited to be part of the Ballard community. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, we are all about people helping people. Money is reinvested back to members in the form of higher rates on deposit accounts, lower rates on loans, lower fees and even fee reimbursements. Verity offers a wide array of products and services to suit your needs, including bicycle loans, rewards checking accounts, auto loans, mortgages, youth accounts, financial coaching, business accounts, Mobile Deposit and more. We even offer investment services through our partner CUSO Financial Services. And as part of the national Shared Branching network, you can access your accounts in person for free at thousands of ATMs and credit union branches across the country. Visit to learn more and join.

Ascent Cycles is a dedicated bicycle shop brought to you by the same team that has been serving the Seattle cycling community for twenty years under the Second Ascent banner. We outgrew our old storefront at Second Ascent, and are excited to have moved into our own space. We come together as bicycle riders, racers, mechanics, and aficionados of the wonderful experiences we’ve had on a bike.

A great bike shop should be both a gateway to, and an extension of, the good times we’ve had in the saddle. Our beautiful new home on Ballard Avenue represents the beating heart of our growing community of customers.

USA Cycling

This year’s race will also feature a Beer Garden along the course with a great finish-line view.  With generous donations from Peddler Brewing Company and Locust Cider, all proceeds will benefit the Ballard Food Bank.

Locust Cider

Race organized and promoted by Apex Racing, with volunteering support from Spokeswomen Racing.

Apex Racing

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Event Documents:

Course/Tent Layout


Race Flyer
Event Notification Map

Neighborhood Event Notification Flyer

Event Notification Letter

Neighborhood Event Notification Letter