Easton Twilight Criterium
Presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network
Event in the Tour of Somerville Cycling Series
May 27, 2023
The city of Easton will host its second downtown bike racing criterium, with a course of fast turns, uphills, and a long homestretch. Don't miss these top professional bike racers fly through the streets of Easton. So, what's a Criterium or a "crit"? It's a closed circuit cycling race, typically a half a mile to 1.5 miles long. Expect exciting fast-paced racing by skilled riders on a tight Easton course. This year’s race will also serve as the Pennsylvania State Championships, where top Pennsylvania-based finishers in each field will be named state champ.
The Course Route in Downtown Easton
Catch the action when the Easton Twilight Criterium races through Easton, PA. The Easton Twilight Criterium, presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network returns to Easton on May 27, 2023. The new start/finish line for the race is 234 Northampton Street. This brings the action close to Centre Square, restaurants, and vendors. It will change the sprint dynamic for athletes as Northampton is a 3% gradient.
Schedule of Events
8 categories of riders will compete in the Easton Twilight Criterium, all vying for medals and cash prizes. Field limits for each categories range from 75 riders to 125 riders. Stick around for a fireworks display, by The City of Easton, over the Delaware River after the last race concludes, starting at 8:45 p.m.
The Easton Twilight Criterium features a .8-mile course with five turns, and skill will be the difference on this challenging course. A short uphill, a fast rounded turn, two quick turns and a long, wide homestraight will make for exciting racing in a downtown festival setting. Race entry is for USA Cycling-licensed riders only. Cyclists must have a valid 2023 racing license available through USA Cycling. For more information on securing a racing license, go to USA Cycling. This year’s race in Easton will also serve as the Pennsylvania State Championships, where top Pennsylvania-based finishers in each field will be named state champ. Register now and test your mettle against top racers.
Note for riders: Registration is through bikereg and all bikereg processing fees are included in the registration fee.
Dine Along the Course
Why not make a reservation at a Downtown Easton restaurant that lines the bike race route of the Easton Twilight Criterium? You'll have a front row seat to the Tour of Somerville action while taking advantage of Easton's lively and diverse dining options. Check out 3rd & Ferry Fish Market, The Bayou, Sette Luna Tuscan Trattoria, and many more options.
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