$7,500 Prize List!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we will have separate prize lists each day for all race categories.  We will also have separate Omnium prizes for the Men’s and Women’s Pro/1/2/3 fields.  Detailed prize list information coming soon.


Learn To Race

Never raced but wanting to try? Now’s your chance. We offer beginning racing clinics at 7 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Then you can try your new skills in our beginners-only Citizens Races at 8:45. No experience necessary. Feel the thrill of the race in a safe, friendly environment.

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MN Crit Championship

Once again, the Southside Sprint will be the race that crowns MN State Criterium Champions.

Championship races

  • Men Cat 4/5
  • Women Cat 4
  • Junior Boys and Girls 9-14, 15-18
  • Men Masters Open
  • Men Cat 3/4
  • Men and Women Cat 1/2/3

Twin Six Omnium

Our weekend long omnium format gives racers a chance to race for the overall victory in our Men’s and Women’s Pro/1/2/3 races and our Men’s Cat 3/4 races.  Omnium scoring will be based on cumulative time from the Rondo Rush and Southside Sprint.  Consistency is the name of the game!

Big Waters Classic Concludes Flyover Omnium Series

The Big Waters Classic is proud to join the largest amateur race series in the Midwest – the Flyover Series.  In 2017, the Big Waters Classic will become the finale of this prestigious race series that includes events in IA, IL, MO and WI.

This race series will attract many new racers from all over the US in pursuit of over $30,000 in prizes!

Learn more about the Flyover Series here.


Race registration will open soon!  No pre-registration is required for the FREE Kids Fun Races.  Kids can register on the day of the race.

Athletes’ Village

Meet your fans and prep for your races just steps from the Start/Finish line.  On Saturday and Sunday, our Athlete’s Villlages are the place to be.  On Saturday, the Athlete’s Village will be located on the home straight in the Great Harvest Bread parking lot.  Arrive early to secure your spot before the course closes!  On Sunday, Sum Dem Korean BBQ will be cooking some tasty dishes right in front of the Village on 48th Street.  Perfect for your pre- and post-race fueling. Teams interested in reserving a tent space must RSVP in advance of race day.

Click here to RSVP

Neutral Support

Velofix will offer neutral support for all racers each day. Our neutral support team will have plenty of tire pumps and tools. They’ll be able to help correct most typical mechanical issues and will even have neutral wheels available.  Thank you to Velofix!