Indy Criterium, Inc

Indy Criterium, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of ten volunteer board members who serve year-round to organize and support our signature program, the Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival. We are a group of civic-minded individuals with backgrounds in education, event management, sales, engineering, human resources, IT, business, and non-profit management. 

The Indy Criterium traditionally takes place on the second Saturday in July and is a one-day “celebration of all things bicycling”.

Since 2010, the Indy Criterium has raised over $143,000 to support Freewheelin’ Community Bikes Earn-A-Bike program and other local charities. 

Our Goals

The mission of Indy Criterium, Inc. is to positively impact the central Indiana community by:​

  • Organizing and managing high quality bicycling events and festivals;
  • Promoting urban recreation, sport, and healthy lifestyles; and
  • Utilizing proceeds from these events to assist other charities who serve to improve the Indianapolis community, specifically those charities with a focus on serving youth with mentoring, health, or physical fitness programs.

The Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival was founded in 2010 by Jennifer Cvar, a former amateur bicycle racer who envisioned an epic bicycle race and festival in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Since such time, the event has grown into one of the largest cycling races in the Midwest, attracting thousands of spectators, families, racers and volunteers.