The Winfield Criterium Weekend has announced it will move from its traditional August date to the weekend of June 2-3. Race organisers, Main Street Winfield and the ABD Cycle Club, decided to move the event after race scheduling conflicts pushed the event back to late August in 2006.
"We really enjoyed our mid-August slot, but the move we were forced to make last year to the end of the month wasn't as conducive with less daylight and Good Old Days around the corner," said Mike Farrell, ABD president.
Discussions between Main Street Winfield, ABD and Midwest cycling representatives lead to the decision to move the event earlier in the season in the hopes residents and riders come out to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer.
"The residents around the course are really what make this race for us, so hopefully, once those grills are dusted off on Memorial Day folks fire them up the following weekend to watch some exciting races," added ABD administrator Mike Ebert.