The Rochester Twilight Criterium, produced by Full Moon Vista bike shop, is expecting around 350 bicycle racers and another big spectator turn-out for this year's crit, a US national event on the Professional Road Tour. The day starts in the early afternoon with amateur racing events for anyone who registers. Later in the day, the professional events, including the men and women's pro races, will take over the streets of downtown Rochester. A Criterium is defined as a high-paced bicycle race on a short loop course that leads drivers to make quick decisions on impulse. The course downtown will be a mile long with nine corners.
Rochester Twilight Criterium will take place in downtown on Saturday, August 13. The races begin at 3:15 p.m.; the women's pro race begins at 6:25 p.m.; and the men's race begins at 8:05 p.m. For the full schedule and map of the course, visit rochestercrit.com. General admission is free.