About The Race

The Southside Sprint race course is 3/4 of a mile in length. Its 5 left turns and 1 right turn weave past South Minneapolis’s best shopping district and through the nearby neighborhood streets. The hill at 49th and Chicago is a perfect place for a breakaway and makes for a high-speed turn at 49th and 10th. The long finishing straight gives the sprinters an excellent arena to show their stuff.

The 2019 Southside Sprint will once again be the MN State Criterium Championship.

About The Neighborhood

South Minneapolis consists mainly of two-bedroom, pre-1940s stucco, brick and stone houses. The active business hub at Chicago Avenue and 48th Street is the home of the Southside Sprint.  Restaurants, banks, a theater and other services are located around this busy intersection. Just south of the race course is Minnehaha Creek, named after a key character in the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha.

Southside Sprint

Course Map

Race Schedule

Category Race Start
Masters Cat 4/5   8:00am
Cat5 / Citizens Bikes & Pieces Citizens Race 8:45am
Men Cat 4/5   9:20am
Juniors 9-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18   10:10am
Women Cat 4/5, 40+ Open Wells Fargo Women’s Cup 10:50am
Men Masters Town Hall Tap Brewmasters’ Sprint 11:30am
Men Cat 3/4 Rock Paper Scissors Go! 12:30pm
Women 1/2/3 Pedego Powerplay 1:30pm
Kids Race Family Dental Clinic Dash 2:30pm
Men Cat 1/2/3   2:50pm


Get directions to the race course here.