2024 Nutmeg State Games Criterium

Saturday, June 8th   
Walnut Hill Park, New Britain
Race Promoter: Laura Summers
Held under USA Cycling Permit #: 8952

  • USA Cycling - CT State Championships:
    • Men’s and Women’s Elite (CAT 1-2-3)
    • Men’s and Women’s U23 Elite (CAT 1-2-3)
    • Men’s Masters 45+ Race: 45-49, 50-54 and 55-59 
    • Men’s Masters 60+ Race: 60-64, 65-69, 70+ 
    • Women’s 45+ Race: 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ 
  • Nutmeg State Games Podium for top 3 finishers in each race - See flyer for details on podiums and prizes! 
  • USA Cycling Race License Required. Be prepared to show your USA Cycling ID when checking in! Save your screenshot today!

Click to REGISTER 

Volunteers Needed! 

Sport Details

 USA Cycling - CT State Championships:

  • Men’s Elite, Men’s U23 Elite, &  Male Jrs 15-18  Elite (Pro 1-2-3)
  • Women’s Elite,  Women’s U23 Elite & Female Jrs 15-18 Elite (Pro 1-2-3)

Developmental and Junior Races 

  • Juniors Boys and Girls 9-12/13-14 CAT 4/5
  • Juniors Boys and Girls 15-18 CAT 4/5
  • Men’s Cat 5-All ages, wMen’s Cat 4 - all ages, wWomen’s Cat 4/5 – all ages

Age Based Races

  • Masters 45+ Race: 45-49, 50-54 and 55-59
  • Men’s Masters 60+ Race: 60-64, 65-69, 70+ 
  • Women’s 45+ Race: 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ 

Online Registration:

Event Notes:

  • Held under USA Cycling Permit #: 8952
  • USA Cycling Race License Required. Be prepared to show your USA Cycling ID when checking in!
    • One-day licenses may be purchased onsite for $15 and are valid for a single day of racing for Category 5 (novice) Men and Women only and for use in races open to those categories.
    • Annual Race License available at USACycling.org.
  • Warming Up. It is recommended that riders warm up on trainers or rollers. All roads outside the park are open to traffic and riders assume their own risk when warming up on open roads.
  • Online surcharges apply.
  • Cash/check/Venmo only on "day of" entries. ($10 surcharge for race day entry). Each additional race $15. Men & Women’s 1-2-3’s as 2nd race: $25
  • Fees will increase $5 after May 27. (except juniors)
  • Cash or check only on “day of” entries.
  • Entry Fee includes USA Cycling Insurance Surcharge of $5.30
  • All field sizes limited to 125 riders, with following the exception: Cat 5 (Novice) Men, Cat 4/5 (Novice) Women, 60+ Masters and all Junior fields have a field limit of 75 riders.
  • Online registration closes 6/6/24 at 5 PM. Day of registration closes 30 minutes prior to start of each race.
  • Nutmeg State Games Medals & Podium awarded to top 3 OVERALL Finishers of all listed races, as well as, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 age divisions in the 45+ Men’s & Women’s races and 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ in the Women's 45+ and the Men's 60+. 
  • CT State Championship medals and Podium awarded to top 3 CT Residents :
    • Elite Men (CAT 1-2-3) ~ Elite Women (CAT 1-2-3)
    • U23 from Elite categories
    • Men’s Masters 45+ and Women’s 45+:  45-49, 50-54, 55-59 divisions
    • Men's 60+ and Women's 45+:  60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ divisions **Riders only eligible to win CT Champioship in the race that offers their actual age group. **
  • Professional riders are welcome to compete but are NOT eligible for State Championship medals
  • Junior Boys and Girls if combined , will be scored separately.
  • Women’s cat 4/5 race is part of the Southern New England Women’s Developmental Series
  • Masters 60+ Men and Masters 45+ Women will race at same time (11:35 AM) with separate starts and is open to CAT’s 1-5
  • Masters 45+ scheduled for 12:25 PM is open to CAT 1-4 riders only.
  • Neutral Support by Comp Edge
  • For more information 860-539-6996, or email: nutmeg@csmg.org

We are looking for volunteers to assist as Course Marshalls for the June 8th Criterium. 

Please click on the Volunteer "Sign-Up" Icon below to be directed to our volunteer sign-up form. 

From I-84 East:

  • Take merge onto route 72 east. Get off of 72 on exit 7, go south-east onto SR-372 (Corbin Ave). Bear Left (east) onto Hart Street. Bear Left (northeast) onto Vine Street. The park will be on the right.

From I-84W:

  • Take exit 35 to route 72 east and proceed as above. Route 9 North: Take exit 26 and go straight. Turn Left (south) onto Main St. Turn right (west) onto SR-71A (W. Main St.) Turn left (south) onto Vine Street.

Route 9 South:

  • Take exit 28/28A. Turn right (west) onto E. Main St. Turn right (west) onto SR-71A (W. Main St.). Turn left (south) onto Vine St.


  • Parking is not allowed on side streets (especially Vine St) near Walnut Hill Park. Parking is available at New Britain General Hospital.

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) is the official medical partner for the Nutmeg State Games & CT Masters Games. HHCRN professional medical staff will be onsite at our various sport venues to provide exceptionally medical care for our participants. 
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network strives to be the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut; the company known for its commitment to high quality, customer-focused outcomes; the place where people want to work. Our goal is to create a seamless continuum of prevention and rehabilitation care, and to assist individuals with temporary or permanent impairments or disabilities in achieving their goals for maximum functional independence.
We are dedicated to organizing the prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine resources in the community into a financially responsible integrated delivery system and, in doing so, establish Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network as the regional network of excellence for the provision of prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine.

Hydration is crucial to good overall health and athletic performance. Dehydration affects their performance and also puts them at risk for fatigue, nausea, heat cramps or, worse, heat stroke.

Adequate daily intake of water from beverages and food each is 125 ounces for men and 91 ounces for women, according to the Institute of Medicine. That’s considerably more than the standard recommendation of eight 8-ounce  glasses a day. To reach the higher standard, drink water gradually throughout the day. These recommendations do not consider athletic activity and increased temperature. So if you are participating in athletic activity or in a warm climate, or both, more water intake may be needed.

One of the easiest ways your athlete can gauge hydration is checking urine color. Pale or colorless urine usually indicates ample hydration. Light to bright yellow urine means more fluid intake is necessary. Dehydration is something that can be prevented easily as long as it is made a priority.

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org


Concussions are not easy to predict or prevent. It’s important to understand the symptoms. Concussions are difficult injuries because symptoms are not always apparent at the time of the injury. Concussions are caused by a direct blow to the head, or a blow to the body that causes a rapid deceleration of the head (whiplash affect).

If you witness or suspect this type of injury, the athlete should be held out of activity and evaluated by a medical professional. As a reminder, an athlete does not have to lose consciousness to sustain a concussion. Once evaluated by a medical professional and given care instructions, the athlete should be monitored closely by a responsible adult for at least 24 hours after the injury. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, slurred speech, repeated vomiting, unequal pupils, weakness or numbness in arms or legs, decreased responsiveness and convulsions or seizures.

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org

The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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