Littleton twilight criterium

July 31, 2021

Racing and So Much More

Saturday, July 31 • 3-10 p.m.

Are you looking for a day of excitement? How about epic racing combined with a beer in your hand? With live music and kid activities? You can find it at the Littleton Twilight Criterium by Audi Denver. The Littleton Twilight Criterium is a full day of racing including professional men’s and women’s’ races. The best cyclists in the country come to downtown Littleton to partake in the ninth race of the USACRITS series. We throw in a beer garden, live music and a cruiser ride for the family to make it a wicked day.

Part of the USA Crits Series

See the whole series.

The Race

What is a Criterium?

According to Merriam-Webster, a criterium is:

“A bicycle race of a specified number of laps on a closed course over public roads closed to normal traffic.”

In other words, a crit is NASCAR on bikes.

“Criteriums need a combination of strength, speed, endurance, and tactics to win. The races teach you how to bike handle, bump elbows, corner, fight for position, and avoid crashes. All skills that everyone needs even as a casual cyclist.”


“This is always my favorite event on the Colorado race calendar and I think it continues to improve every year!”



On Stage

Live music is on the stage from 6PM – 10:30 PM, but don’t worry, you won’t miss the racing. Live streaming of the all the action is also on the stage and chances are you’ll still have a beer in your hand.

Featuring The Junior Varsity Three

The Junior Varsity Three (or The JV3), is Denver’s premiere 90s tribute band.  The trio, consisting of tight vocals, drums, bass and guitar, specialize in sing-a-long, pop-rock favorites from bands such as Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls, Gin Blossoms and Sublime, but also include Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink 182, Green Day, Nirvana and many, many more.

Cruiser Ride

5:40 pm

Bring your favorite bike, trike, unicycle, tandem ride or whatever you’ve got, and join your family, friends and neighbors to cruise around the course.

Strider Obstacle Course

4 – 8 pm

Back by popular demand is the Strider obstacle course! Bring your toddlers bike or trike and don’t forget the helmet. The course is fun and the earliest training for the next generation of Crit champions.

Beer Garden

Chill out in the festive beer garden complete with lawn games and craft brews featuring Fat Tire.


Race volunteers will get a 2021 Littleton Twilight Criterium hat, free lunch/dinner from Chick-fil-a, short shifts, marshal training for those that want it the night before, and a front row seat at America’s largest and most fun criterium!