While we’re on the subject of Montclair, I’d like to invite everyone out to the Montclair Twilight Criterium tonite (Thursday, May 25th). While I’m not racing tonite, I am part of the crew putting this race on.
For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, a criterium is a multi-lap bicycle race around a closed track, where the course is typically a short loop. This is an important race for us, we’ve been trying to put on a downtown crit for years. Not an easy feat once the politicians realize that you need to close streets. Hopefully we’ll get a good number of spectators, the more that turn out, the better chance we have at making this an annual event.
Additional information on the event can be found here:
For those who follow cycling, there are some big names coming out to race tonite, not just the usual local crowd. Looking over the registration list I even see a handful of national champions and olympians coming out. Cycling is a big sport in Northern NJ, however it’s fallen from favor as a spectator sport, simply because it is difficult to get a race venue organized. We’re trying our darnedest to give this sport the credit it deserves.
So come on out tonite! Don’t give me any excuses about not being local, I know most local readers are within a few minutes drive! Those coming home on the Montclair Boonton Line tonite make a stop off in Montclair to watch.
The races start at 4, but the Pro race gets going around 5:30-6. Don’t worry if you get there a little late, there will be plenty of action!
See you all there!