Twilight Foundation

Competitive Cycling


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.

Race Schedule:

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 6:00  PM.

The following places qualify based on the top finishers:

  • Cat 1/2 (35)
  • Cat 3 (25)
  • Cat 4 (10)
  • Masters 35+ (20)
  • Masters 45+ (10)
  • Masters 55+ (10)
  • Juniors 15+ (5)
  • Women 3/4 (5)

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.


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.

Criterium Course

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.

USA CRITS Championship Series     USA CRITS Speed Week 

The Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium is a part of the USA CRITS Championship Series and USA CRITS Speed Week.



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    Date Posted: 04.07.2014

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    Date Posted: 03.17.2014

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    Date Posted: 02.26.2014

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    Date Posted: 04.10.2013

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    Date Posted: 04.04.2013

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    Date Posted: 03.19.2013

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Event Information


Twilight AM Races - Greenway
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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

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