Easton Twilight Criterium

Presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network

Event in the Tour of Somerville Cycling Series

May 28, 2022
Easton Twilight Criterium professional
Easton Twilight Criterium riders alley
Diners on Ferry St Easton Twilight Criterium
Easton Twilight Criterium riders
Easton Twilight Criterium fireworks

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 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. 

Sponsored by:

Sponsors: Lehigh Valley Health Network, DLV, City of Easton, Hindle Power, and Unity Bank.


The Course 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, informally kicks off the Tour of Somerville series. Enjoy three days of racing – May 28 in Easton; May 29 in Plainfield, N.J.; and May 30 in Somerville, N.J. Throughout its history, the Tour of Somerville (the oldest race in North America) has hosted some of the world’s top cyclists, and Easton is now part of that fun. Learn more about the racers and what’s in store this year. 

Enjoy the festival atmosphere at Scott Park. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs and find a comfy spot near the finish line on Larry Holmes Drive.

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 course map of the Easton Twilight Criterium


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
3:15 p.m. Women 4/5/JR - 15-18 30 min
3:16 p.m. Men & Women JR 9/14 30 min
3:55 p.m. Men Cat 4 / Novice 30 min
4:30 p.m. Juniors 15-18 Cat 1-4 30 min
5:00 p.m. Men Cat 3/4 20 mi
5:50 p.m. Master Men 40+ Cat 1-3 20 mi
6:40 p.m. Pro Women Cat 1/2/3 20 mi
7:30 p.m. Pro Men Cat 1/2 20 mi

View Schedule of Events


Registration

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 2022 racing license available through USA Cycling. For more information on securing a racing license, go to USA Cycling.

Register now and test your mettle against top racers. Expect a day of great racing, capped off with a fireworks display over the Delaware River.

Rider Category Early Entry Fee Day of Entry Fee
Women 4/5JR - 15-18 $20 $30
Men & Women JR 9/14 $20 $30
Men Cat 4 / Novice $30 $40
Juniors 15-18 Cat 1-4 $20 $30
Men Cat 3/4 $35 $45
Master Men 40+ Cat 1-3 $35 $45
Pro Women Cat 1/2/3 $50 $70
Pro Men Cat 1/2 $50 $70

Note for riders: Registration is through bikereg and all bikereg processing fees are included in the registration fee.

Register Today


Diners cheers wine glasses on the outdoor patio at Sette Luna in Easton, PA

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 MarketThe BayouSette Luna Tuscan Trattoria, and many more options

Downtown Easton Restaurants

Getting Here

Drive In: 90 minutes west of New York City, 60 minutes north of Philadelphia, and less than three hours from Washington, D.C., Lehigh Valley is in the center of the Northeast Corridor.

Fly In: Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is conveniently located in central Allentown, PA. ABE flies nonstop to many leisure and business destinations aboard Allegiant, American, Delta, and United Airlines. 

Tri-State Regional map of Lehigh Valley, PA