The Birmingham Hammerfest fueled by BOLT24 is returning to Birmingham on August 14-15, 2021. USA CRITS D1 professional cycling teams from all over the US will be racing through the streets of Pepper Place in downtown Birmingham. This exciting, fast-paced criterium racing is not just for the pros. Amateurs, juniors and handcyclists will be tackling the same course and putting their skills to the test.
This special weekend includes something for all ages with a Kids Zone, Community Hour, Lil’ Shamrock fun ride, a dog parade, best-dressed contests for prizes, food trucks and more. Don’t miss all the festivities in Pepper Place!
Hammerfest has teamed up with Lakeshore Foundation, a 501©3 non-profit organization with a mission to encourage and provide opportunities for people with disability to live a healthy lifestyle through activity, research, advocacy, and health promotion. The 2021 event will include a handcycling race on Saturday as well as the inclusion of handcycles on Sunday. The Hammer Ride on Sunday, August 15 offers two FREE rides for cyclists. Beginning and ending at Cahaba Brewing, cyclists will have the option of a 30-mile or 60-mile ride. Riders are encouraged to fundraise with 100% of rider-raised dollars going to support Lakeshore Foundation.
We invite the community to join us for a fun-filled weekend of racing and to help us support the Lakeshore Foundation as they work to provide healthy, active lifestyles for people with disabilities.