- This event has passed.
Newport News Twilight Criterium
July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Newport News and THR Cycling club have joined forces to welcome a new competitive sporting event to our city – The Newport News Twilight Criterium! It’s an elite amateur bicycle racing event sanctioned by USA Cycling.
The Newport News Twilight Criterium offers eight races for men and women of varying ages and expertise, including a free Kid’s Fun Race for children 3–9 years of age. Cash prizes range from $250 – $2,500 made possible by sponsors including Compass Intermodal, Hornsby Tire and Service Center, Hylton Builders, TREK, Village Bicycles, Cutaway, and many more.
The adult one-kilometer race includes eight turns, starts and ends at City Hall, 2400 Washington Ave., and is made up of two square city blocks between Huntington and West Avenues and 25th – 27th Streets. The short uphill and fast downhill course, along with twilight, dusk and dark conditions are sure to challenge the more than 300 beginner to elite cyclists expected.
Come to the Yard District to cheer on the cyclists who can reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour, enjoy food trucks, support the kids race (on a shortened course) and take advantage of free bike safety checks offered by the TREK stores of Hampton Roads!
- Location: The Yard District
- Number of Races: 8 (includes a kids fun race at 5:15 PM)
- Length of Races: 30 Minutes – 1 Hour