Celebrate over 25 years of sports, music, and road rash in downtown Athens, Georgia April 29 – May 1, 2005. Founded in 1980 by Gene Dixon, the Athens Twilight Criterium was the first nighttime bicycle race in the United States in over 60 years.
Friday April 29th, Twilight Music features a free concert in Downtown Athens – 300 Block of College Avenue. Nate Nelson, The Weight (featuring Joseph Plunkett) and Cracker are scheduled to perform.
The main event of the Athens Twilight, the men’s and women’s criterium, features cyclists representing teams from all over the nation and the world. The men’s criterium is a 60-km race around historic downtown Athens. The course start-finish is on Clayton Street at College Avenue. The 1-kilometer course runs clockwise on Clayton, Lumpkin, Washington and Thomas. The high-speed action of nighttime criterium racing is unparalleled in the world of spectator appeal and action sports. With $20,000 in prize money on the line, the Athens Twilight Criterium is dubbed the most insane criterium in the world. Don’t miss a minute of the evening