Here is a schedule and fan information for the 29th annual Twilight Criterium:
12:30 p.m.: Kids’ ride registration and autographs with two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong of Boise
2 p.m.: Kids’ ride with Kristin Armstrong
2:45 p.m.: Category 4/5 race (45 minutes)
3:45 p.m.: Masters 40+ race (45 minutes)
4:45 p.m.: Women’s 2-3 race (30 minutes)
5:30 p.m.: Men’s 1-2-3 race (45 minutes)
6:15 p.m.: GreenBike Celebrity Ride
6:45 p.m.: Women’s pro race (60 minutes)
8 p.m.: Men’s pro race (90 minutes)
9:45 p.m.: Awards ceremony
Note: Crosswalks will be closed for the last 30 minutes of the men’s pro race
ROAD CLOSURES: 9th southbound from Main to Grove closed at 10 a.m., 10th between Grove and Bannock closed at noon. Roads open at approximately midnight.
WEATHER: Rain is in the forecast. If so, the corners of Bannock and 9th and 10th likely will be tough, tight turns for racers.
NOTEABLE COMPETITORS & CASH: Erica Allar, returning women’s champion; Ken Hanson, returning men’s champion and two-time winner; Hilton Clarke, three-time men’s winner; Ruben Companioni, the USA Crits series men’s leader, who defected from Cuba in 2012; women’s series leader Samantha Schneider. ... The pro men and women each compete for $15,000 in cash and prizes.