Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 10th, 2011 at 9:17 am
Friday night is the 10th anniversary of the Twilight Criterium, Portland’s only major downtown bike race, and organizers are pulling out all the stops.
Over the years, the event has morphed from just a bike race into a huge party and mini-festival. Ayleen Crotty with Good Sport Promotions says they’ve made several additions to the event this year that will take things up yet another notch.
Roll on down to the North Park Blocks for dinner before the race and take your pick from Portland’s best food carts. Ogle locally made bicycles and meet the people who make them in the hand-built bike showcase. Watch the members of the Rose City Rollers roller derby team as they lead out each race with a lap of skating. Hang out in the beer garden with friends as the area’s fastest bike racers zoom by!
The Twilight Crit is definitely one of Portland’s must-see bike events. I haven’t missed one since 2005 and I’ll be out there again on Friday. Let’s pack the Park Blocks for this great race! More info at PortlandTwilight.com.
— Check out BikePortland coverage of the Twilight Criterium over the past six years.