Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Roanoke Twilight Criterium
(From RoanokeOutside.com's awesome coverage of the event) Roanoke Twilight is the outdoor lover's version of NASCAR. Instead of cars racing lap after lap, come out and watch a pack of cyclists navigate narrow streets and tight corners.
Roanoke Twilight is a criterium race, often referred to as a "crit", that takes place in downtown Roanoke the evening of April 21 (action starts at 5pm).
Riders are divided into groups based on their skill level, and each group has a set amount of time (40-75 minutes depending on skill level) to do as many laps as possible. The person who is in the lead at the end of the allotted time wins.
$10,000 in cash prizes is up for grabs. As a bonus, register by 4/7 (noon) and be entered to win a set of Kazane road wheels courtesy of Star Light Bicycles.
Roanoke Twilight is an incredible spectator event that caps off an action filled day. Runners from all over the U.S. take to the streets that morning for the Blue Ridge Marathon, Down by Downtown Music Festival will be cranking out live music all day, and of course there will be beer gardens, food, climbing walls, and more.