About Verrado

Meet us at the corner of Fun and Convenient.

When you need day-to-day stuff – and we all do – just head to downtown Verrado. With our very own gourmet grocery store, convenient pharmacy, and plenty of familiar faces, running errands might become the best part of your day.

The things you need, without the need to leave your neighborhood.

Verrado’s Main Street District is so quaint and handy, even if it weren’t so close to home, it would be a favorite destination. It’s a happening spot built around the Village Green, our town square that is the hub for all things fun. And Main Street is at the heart of it all, creating a walkable downtown with something unique around every corner – from restaurants and boutiques to groceries, medical offices to financial services. And as more merchants open their doors for business on Main Street, and the shopping scene continues to flourish, you’ll find yourself regularly checking out the sights, and being part of the Verrado vibe.

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USA Cycling License Information

USA Cycling Race memberships are for those who intend to race in USA Cycling sanctioned events. USAC Race memberships are "green" memberships, so a package will not be shipped unless you also purchased a printed license. Printed licenses can be purchased when you sign up for the membership or at any time from our online merchandise store. Free PDF versions of race licenses are available in your profile and can be printed anytime after purchase.

Welcome to road racing! You may have done some group rides or a century, and now you want to test yourself against others of your ability and age. Road racing is the place for you. There are different categories that you can enter based on your age and experience level. We all start at the beginner level (category 5 for women, category 5 for men) and work our way up from there.

Criteriums are short, closed circuit races, usually under one mile in length and consist of many laps. These races usually last from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the skill level of the competitors. Imagine it like a NASCAR race on bicycles, where you are always close to the spectators and fans as you race around the circuit. There is a neutral pit in these courses that you can go to just in case you have a flat tire or mishap. Challenging, fun, and you usually don’t have to venture that far from your car!

Sometimes several categories are raced together, but scored separately. Regardless of your age or ability, there is a place for you to challenge yourself and compete!

More information? Please visit USA Cycling.

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What to bring?

Don't forget the following:

  • Road bike (with no aerobars)
  • Helmet
  • Cycling shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Smile and ready for a challenge!
  • USA Cycling license, or you can purchase a one-day license
  • Water bottles (at least two) and nutrition, including an electrolyte drink
  • Spare tubes/tires and a pump.
  • Money for entry fees, and shopping in Verrado.
  • Food and water for after the race! Recovery starts with some carbohydrates and protein immediately following intense exercise.

More information please visit USA Cycling.

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The Road Season continues here....

 

The 2018 Arizona road season begins with a technical downtown criterium. Tight course with five turns - races will run clockwise in Verrado's Main Street DistrictStart/finish is located on the gentle climb up W Main Street. Travelling north on Market to a quick right (east) onto Main Place.  Then a quick right to Village Street. From the tight left onto Main Street the course drops in elevation to the roundabout at the intersection of Court Street (longer course than in January) and W. Main Street. Proceeding around the intersection and west back to a right (north) on Market Street.  Long, uphill, straight to the finish, so position yourself coming the final turn.

More Verrado information here. Plan to bring family and friends to enjoy the community and great vibe of Verrado. Lots of shopping, restaurants, and things to do.

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