Easton Twilight Criterium
Presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network
Event in the Tour of Somerville Cycling Series
September 4, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. • Downtown Easton, Pa.
The city of Easton will host its first downtown bike racing criterium, with a course of fast turns, uphills, and and a long homestretch. Don't miss these top professional bike racers fly through the streets of Easton and finish the evening with a fireworks display over the Delaware River. 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.
The Course in Downtown Easton
The Lehigh Valley Health Network Easton Twilight Criterium will hold a .8 mile bike race September 4th, 2021 at 4:15pm as part of the Tour of Somerville event. This will be the first time Easton will host the Tour of Somerville twilight race. The course will have 5 turns and will include:
- A fast, rounded turn
- Two quick turns
- A short uphill
- A long, wide home straightaway
The Free lap rule will exist. Standard USA Cycling rules will apply.
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.
|Start Time||Rider Category||Distance|
|4:15 p.m.||Women 4/5/JR - 15-18||30 min|
|4:16 p.m.||Men & Women JR 9/14||30 min|
|4:55 p.m.||Men Cat 4 / Novice||30 min|
|5:30 p.m.||Juniors 15-18 Cat 1-4||30 min|
|6:00 p.m.||Men Cat 3/4||20 mi|
|6:50 p.m.||Master Men 40+ Cat 1-3||20 mi|
|7:40 p.m.||Pro Women Cat 1/2/3||20 mi|
|8:30 p.m.||Pro Men Cat 1/2||20 mi|
Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. adjacent to the Start/Finish located at Larry Holmes Drive and ends 30 min prior to each race. For entries, visit www.bikereg.com. All fees include a $4.75 USAC insurance surcharge and a $2.00 New Jersey Bicycling Association surcharge.
Registration for the Easton Twilight Criterium is only open to licensed racing cyclists. A racing license must be secured from USACycling, the governing body of bike racing in the U.S.
Local residents, friends and family can sign up to ride on the race course prior to the professional bike racing, in the Easton Family Fun Ride.
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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