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
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.”
FRANKIE ANDREU, 2018 USA CRITS SERIES ANNOUNCER
AND FORMER PRO CYCLIST
“This is always my favorite event on the Colorado race calendar and I think it continues to improve every year!”
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.
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!