The crit course is downtown and is really fun. It's a backwards lower case 'r' shape.
The start/finish is an uphill and leads into a narrow left turn. The next two turns are close together and can be taken with one apex if you stay a bit outside. You will also be able to hold your speed through it this way. The straight after turn 3 rises slightly, then peaks at the intersection and the pavement changes to new tarmac. Turn 4 leads to the long backstretch, which is a pretty big downhill and very wide. Turn five is a right that narrows from 4 lanes to 2 with a median on the outside. Turn 6 is still 2 lanes and the start finish is about 225 meters up the little hill to the finish. Get to the front on the top or back stretch, as you won't move up in the last two turns.
Great course! I won't be in attendance this year, as the wife is 9 months preggo and could go at any time. The way my luck runs, she'll call when I'm lining up!
I raced Masters 1/2/3 last years and finished 9th.