The 3rd annual Hammerfest fueled by BOLT24 is coming to Birmingham on March 12 – 13, 2022. Professional cycling teams from all over the US will be racing through the streets of the Pepper Place District in downtown Birmingham. This exciting, fast-paced criterium racing is not just for the pros. Amateurs, juniors, and hand cyclists will be tackling the same course and putting their skills to the test.
This FREE special weekend includes something for all ages with the Kids Zone, Community Hour, Lil’ Shamrock Ride where youngsters can show their St. Patrick’s Day spirit and decorate their bicycles or tricycles, best-dressed contests for prizes, and more. Don’t miss all the festivities at the restaurants and bars in the Pepper Place District.
Check back soon for this year’s event times!
Parking is located outside the closed perimeter of the course. There is ample street parking in and around Pepper Place between 1st and 5th Avenues South as well as around the closed perimeter. The closed perimeter extends from 2nd Avenue S to 4th Avenue S and 28th St S to 32nd St S.
Hammer Time features something for everyone and begins at 3:15pm! Bring your family, friends and pups to party around the Leprechaun Loop. Kids can ride their scooters or bikes for the Lil’ Shamrock ride. Wear your green to win prizes too! Free registration begins at 2:45pm at the Brannon Honda Kids Zone on 3rd Ave S. at the Martin Biscuit Co. Building.
The Brannon Honda Kids Zone opens at 3pm and will include inflatables, crafts, a bicycle obstacle course, and a bicycle giveaway! The first 100 kids will receive a free bike helmet courtesy of Think First. Kids will also have the opportunity to ride on the crit course during our community hour, Hammer Time. All children who check in at the Brannon Honda Kids Zone will be entered to win a free bicycle courtesy of Trips For Kids.
Redemptive Cycles will be back with a free bike valet for guests.
Valet Hours: 11:30AM-9:00PM
Valet Location: Corner of 29th Street South and 3rd Avenue South
Outside Turn 1 at Gallery Services building
Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
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The best viewing area will be along 29th Street South, which is also home to the start/finish line.