Racing and So Much More
Saturday, August 6 • 3-10 p.m.
Downtown Littleton, Colorado
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 in Downtown Littleton, Colorado at the Littleton Twilight Criterium by Audi Denver. The Littleton Twilight Criterium is a full day of racing, and includes professional men’s and women’s races. The race will be at the midpoint in a new national criterium series formed in collaboration with USA Cycling and America’s best criterium races. This series will feature the largest purse prize and will include the very best professional teams. We throw in a beer garden, live music and a cruiser ride for the family to make it a wicked day.
The American Criterium Cup is a ten race criterium series that elevates the stature of criterium racing in the United States
What is a Criterium?
According to Merriam-Webster, a criterium is:
“A bike 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 bike race calendar and I think it continues to improve every year!”
Live music is on the stage from 6 to 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.
This year’s entertainment will feature Thumpin’. Since their debut in 2011, Thumpin’ has become one of the most popular bands on the Denver music scene, drawing enthusiastic crowds and amassing a loyal following who love what this band does: providing its audiences with music that moves the body and soul, music with maximum groove. Thumpin’ combines two energetic lead vocalists with a tight rhythm and horn section, pristine vocal harmonies, and a repertoire of songs that spans five decades of funk, soul, and R&B, songs that are infrequently played by other acts yet are instantly recognizable and 100% danceable.
Race volunteers will get a 2022 Littleton Twilight Criterium hat, free lunch/dinner, 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!