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Twilight Criterium moves to Boise Capitol for its 30th year

2015 Twilight Criterium Bike Race winds through Downtown Boise

Thousands of spectators watched professional and amateur cyclists compete in the Twilight Criterium bike race on the streets of Downtown Boise in 2015.
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Thousands of spectators watched professional and amateur cyclists compete in the Twilight Criterium bike race on the streets of Downtown Boise in 2015.

The Twilight Criterium in Downtown Boise has a new course and a familiar face.

Boise cyclist Kristin Armstrong, who will race for her third straight Olympic gold medal in Rio next month, is the star attraction. Registration for the kids’ ride and autographs with Armstrong starts at noon, her ride with kids starts at 1:15 p.m., and she’s schedule to compete in the women’s pro race at 7 p.m. The start/finish line is in front of the Capitol.

The first of seven races starts at 2 p.m., and the men’s pro race begins at 8:15 p.m.

Streets surrounding Capitol Park will close at 7 a.m., and additional streets involving the course (Jefferson and Bannock between Fifth and Ninth) close at noon. The Capital City Public Market closes at noon — 90 minutes earlier than usual. All streets will be reopened around midnight.

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