What is a Criterium?
A criterium is a bike race on a short, closed-circuit course, usually under a mile in length and lasting 30 to 60 minutes. Criteriums are great fun for spectators because you can walk around the entire course and see racers fly by every few minutes at nearly 30 miles per hour, in very close proximity to one another!The Littleton Twilight Criterium takes place on the streets of Historic Downtown Littleton with lots of corners, speed and action on the 0.8-mile course, and and featuring many of the best racers in the nation! The event is part of both USA Cycling’s National Calendar, and the top-level USA Crit Series. There will be seven races and a Cruiser Ride (open to the general public), highlighted by the men’s and women’s professional races under the lights.
Littleton Twilight Criterium joins USA CRITS Series
Criteriums are America’s most enduring form of bicycle racing, transforming vibrant downtowns into world-class cycling arenas. Unlike other professional sports, bicycle racing in America has no ticketed income source, and unlike running or triathlons, no large participation base to fund the events and athletes. The sport can only grow through an increasing number of fans and a vehicle to support this growth. Like the creation of the USA CRITS Series, races are born from event directors’ passion for the sport.
Watch the Littleton Twilight Criterium and more than 20 other days of live streaming while supporting our event and increased funding for teams. Help make racing in America more sustainable by joining USACRITS.tv and watching live criterium racing while supporting our event and increasing financial support and promotion of teams.
A festive beer garden on Prince Street, complete with lawn games and craft brews.
|3:15 PM||1. Men 5 (Beginner) / Women 5 (Beginner)||30 min|
|3:55 PM||2. Women 3 / Women 4||40 min|
|4:45 PM||3. Men 4 / Men 40+ 4 / Men 50+ 4||40 min|
|5:35 PM||4. Men 3 / Men 40+ 3||45 min|
|6:30 PM||Cruiser Ride – free and open to all ages; bring your bike, helmet, and a signed release form [PDF]||15 min|
|6:55 PM||5. Men 40+ 1-2-3 / Men 50+ 1-2-3||45 min|
|7:50 PM||6. Women Pro-1-2||60 min|
|9:00 PM||7. Men Pro-1-2||60 min|
Bring your favorite bike, trike, unicycle, tandem ride or whatever you’ve got, and join your family, friends and neighbors in the Cruiser Ride around the course at 6:30 p.m. All participants must wear a helmet and complete the Criterium Cruiser Ride Release Form [PDF]. No motorized cycles please.
Volunteers get to race for FREE!
- Sign up to volunteer. All volunteers receive a free Littleton Twilight Criterium cap and lunch or dinner from Chick-fil-A!
- Register at BikeReg and enter the coupon code “LittletonVolunteer” (no quotes) at check out.
For questions, contact David Cohen, Littleton Twilight Criterium Volunteer Coordinator.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for volunteering in the 6th Annual Littleton Twilight Criterium! Without our wonderful volunteers this race would not happen, so thank you for taking time to support this incredible race.
Vendor opportunities are still available! Complete and submit the Littleton Twilight Criterium Vendor Application.
- Special pricing for City of Littleton businesses!
- Prefer outdoor/sports-related items or theme;
- $400 for a 10×10 booth space;
- Setup by 3 p.m.;
- Booth location determined by City of Littleton;
- Bring your own lights for evening sales (electricity not provided);
- Must register for a sales tax/use permit (if not a locally-owned business).