Busey Bank will again partner with the Edwardsville Rotary Club as the title sponsor of the Rotary Criterium Festival in 2021. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 3 to 11 p.m. in Downtown Edwardsville.
The Busey Bank Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is a series of high-speed professional and amateur bicycle races complemented by a running event, free kid’s races, a kid’s zone with an art tent, an entertainment zone complete with live music, food, and beverages, and an open container perimeter, all on the streets of downtown Edwardsville. This unique signature event has been hosted by the Edwardsville Rotary Club since 2010 as a fund-raiser for community-enhancing projects and as a gift to the people in the Edwardsville area.
“Our mission at Busey is to be active and support local organizations within the communities we serve,” said Steve Grant, vice president and area manager with Busey Bank and an Edwardsville Rotary Club member. “Supporting our associates and encouraging them to be active participants is what helps define our organization. The Edwardsville Rotary Club has a long-standing tradition of being an active contributor to local organizations and projects and we are pleased to be their partner.”