information for residents

The Edmonton Road and Track Club in partnership with the Alberta Bicycle Association are hosting the Alberta Criterium Cycling Championships in the neighbourhood of Capilano

A criterium is a laps race on a closed course. We’d like to close a handful of roads in the neighbourhood to create a circuit approximately one kilometer in length. This road closure would begin at 9am and will reopen by 5pm. During the road closure on-street parking will not be available. However, residents will be able to access their home by vehicle via back alleys. Some homes on the race route do not have back alley vehicle access, those residents will be asked to park on side roads adjacent to their home.

The type of race is very fast and exciting. It will consist of seven races throughout the day; one for each ability category.

An ambulance and paramedics will be on site to respond to any emergencies.

We will be bringing several garbage bins to collect refuse from riders and guests. Our commitment is to leave the area as clean and tidy as we found it.

Below is a Google Map that race organizers use for planning and communicating the event’s road closures and access points. Please open the legend by clicking the slider icon in the top left corner of the map’s title bar; you can click to enable some of the map layers that describe our plans. You can also view the map at Google Maps by following this link.


Roads, alleyways, and some driveways will be closed off with barricades, traffic cones, and race tape. Experienced volunteer marshals wearing reflective vests will be positioned around the race circuit assisting residents and spectators in accessing the events roadways and paths.

Pedestrians and guests will have no trouble navigating the course among the road closures and cyclists. We just ask that pedestrians and guests pay attention to the marshals and exercise caution when crossing the race route.

Motorists will be able to enter/exit the residences inside the course once the race pack goes by. There will be access to the alley ways through the whole event. The access points will all have a volunteer marshall at each point (ie. one at the alley way entrance to the course and one at the street entrance to the course). When a resident wants to come or go, the marshalls will coordinate via walkie talkie to determine when it is safe for the vehicle to enter/exit the course after racers have made their pass of a lap. Marshalls will give instructions to the resident which nearest point they will drive towards to enter/exit the course and move the barriers/let them know when it is safe to enter the course. Delays should be no more than 5 minutes. Marshalls just need to determine where the racers are at on the course to know the timing to let the car onto the course. As there are a few houses with no back alley, as long as the resident can let the nearest marshall know they want to enter/exit the same process will be followed. For the safety of residents/racers, cars can only enter exit the course going with the direction of the race. 


Graham Watts

Tim Bulger

Date: Saturday July 14, 2018
Roads closing at: 9am
Roads reopening at: 5pm

Parking: Please park your car in the alley or on an adjacent street the night before the race (Friday July 13th).

Course/Road Cleared: Please clear street of obstacles (e.g. basketball hoops).