Presented by Liquid Velo

Join us on Saturday, June 30 for our third year of racing! For 2018, the Poulsbo Criterium will feature an all new course with plenty of space to hang out and watch the action. Spend a sunny afternoon at the Valhöll Brewing beer garden and support local businesses by shopping and eating along the course while watching the best bike racing that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Racers will be competing for the WSBA Best All-Around Road Rider (BARR), WSBA BARR Senior Championship, the Cascade Criterium Series Points Competition and more!


The Poulsbo Criterium flows counter-clockwise on a curcuit between the Olympic College Poulsbo Campus and State Highway 3. The curcuit is 1.3km with four corners and rising section just after the start. See the course map below.


11:00Cat 4/5 Men35 min3Merch$30/$40
11:45Cat 4/5 Women30 min3Merch$30/$40
12:25Cat 4/5 Men Masters 40+35 min3Merch$30/$40
1:10Pro/Cat 1/2/3 Men Masters 40+45 min3$300$30/$40
2:05Kids Race15 minN/AN/AFree
2:30Cat 3 Men, presented by Les Schwab of Poulsbo45 min5$400$30/$40
3:25Cat 3 Women60 min5$400$30/$40
3:25Pro/Cat 1/2 Women, presented by Tasha Zetty, Re/Max Victory60 min10$2000$30/$40
4:35Pro/Cat 1/2 Men, presented by P360 min10$2000$30/$40

Cascade Criterium Series Points

Competition Points will be awarded ten deep: 5,4,3,2,1,1,1,1,1,1. In the event of a tie, the racer with the highest position in the previous race is awarded the points with the other racer moving one down on the points awards. The Points leader will be called up at the beginning of each race in which he/she is a competitor to be acknowledged and start at the front of the peloton. The leaders jersey will be awarded at the completion of the series to the racer having the most points in each category


The Poulsbo Criterium is a 2018 Washington BARR Senior Championship race. BARR points are awarded 10 deep in all categories. Anyone who lives in Washington, Oregon or North Idaho and is a USAC member is eligible to win the WSBA championship jersey.


Registration for 2018 is now open! Pre-register online at Race fee is $30 in advance or $40 day-of. Day-of registrations open at 10:30am and closes 10 minutes prior to race. Additional race fee is $20. USAC license required to race. One day License available for purchase at registration for Cat 5 Men & Cat 4/5 Women. All other categories must have an annual USAC license ($70), which can be purchased in advance at (not for sale at the race).

All USA Cycling Rules will be enforced! Riders must sign a waiver + wear an approved helmet. Fields that race together will be scored separately. Promoter reserves the right to combine or split races based on the number of riders.

Race Numbers

WSBA bib numbers will be used and can be purchased in advance at (not for sale at the race). Rental numbers will be available at the race for a $10 fee, $5 of which will be refunded upon return of number. For out-of-state riders there is no fee to rent a number, just the $5 deposit.

Number Placement: Right side and frame numbers.



Parking is available two blocks west of the race course. Please don't use the parking lots at OfficeMax, Big 5 Sporting Goods or Dickey's Barbecue Pit. Street parking is available on QuickStop Ct NW and NW Reliance Street, which run north and west of OfficeMax respectively.




The Poulsbo Criterium is volunteer-run by the Liquid Velo Cycling Team. We are committed to making it an annual event not to be missed, by racers, visitors, and Poulsbo locals alike.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to get involved as a sponsor or volunteer, send our Race Director a message through the contact form here. 

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