Saturday morning racing returns to Athens' in-town neighborhoods with this challenging course located on the Oconee River Greenway. Riders can qualify at the Saturday morning races for the finals Saturday night at the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium!
The Oconee River Greenway Circuit is a 1.3 mile, four-corner circuit with two long straights that encircles the Greenway Park between East Broad Street and North Avenue. It is fast with an open uphill sprint finish to the Greenway Overlook on smooth pavement. It's a great venue on the outskirts of downtown and is close to the all daytime Athens Twilight festivities.
The Amateur Finals is the kick-off for Saturday night's downtown feature events. The top finishers from the Twilight AM qualifying races will take to the streets Saturday night and compete for $2,000 in cash and prizes.
|Women's 3/4||8:00 AM||30 minutes|
|Masters 45+ (Cat 1-4)||8:35 AM||30 minutes|
|Men's Cat 4||9:10 AM||30 minutes|
|Masters 35+ (Cat 1-4)||9:45 AM||40 minutes|
|Men's Cat 3||10:30 AM||45 minutes|
|Men's Cat 1/2||12:00 PM||50 minutes|
|Juniors 15-18||12:55 PM||30 minutes|
|Juniors 10-14||1:30 PM||25 minutes|
|Men's Cat 5||2:00 PM||30 minutes|
The 25K amateur finals will take place in downtown Athens Saturday night at 5:30 PM.
The following places qualify based on the top finishers:
Women's 4's: You must be at least a Category 3 to race in the USAC Finals in the evening. Should you end up in a qualifying position, a USAC official may upgrade you prior to the evening event at their discretion. If they do not upgrade you, you cannot participate in the finals.
Click here for a Google Map and here for a printable map, each with parking and registration locations as well as the race course. Registration will take place at the Jittery Joe's Roaster (and coffee of course), while parking is available at Dudley Park and the Foundry Street Parking Deck (watch those roof racks). DO NOT PARK IN THE MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION STATION OFF BROAD STREET!
The main event of the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium, attracts cyclists representing teams from all over the nation and the world. The men's pro-am criterium is an 80K race around historic downtown Athens, while the women's pro-am criterium measure 40K. The course start-finish line is on Clayton Street at College Avenue. The 1K course runs clockwise on Clayton Street, Lumpkin Street, Washington Street and Thomas Street.
With $120,000 in prize money on the line for the USA CRITS Championship Series, the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium has been dubbed the most insane criterium in the world. Don't miss a minute of the evening's events.
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Saturday Night Races - Downtown Athens
April 26, 2014
Twilight AM Races - 8:00 AM
Twilight Amateur Finals - 6:00 PM
Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Women's Criterium - 7:45 PM
Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Men's Criterium - 9:00 PM