Date: September 13, 2008 7:00 am
Location: San Francisco, CA
San Francisco's notorious hills will once again be the focus of a major professional bicycle race when the San Francisco Twilight Criterium takes place Saturday, Sept. 13. More than 400 of the best cyclists in the country will line up as the sun sets over the Golden Gate Bridge. The six-tenths-of-a-mile course around Cow Hollow provides the perfect setting for maximum drama and spectator entertainment. San Francisco's Union Streets and Fillmore Streets will be transformed as professional cyclists circle an eight-block course up to 60 times. A fast plunge down Fillmore Street, technically tricky corners and a false flat around the final turn means fantastic viewing points on almost every corner. One of the evening's highlights will be the kids race at 6 p.m. for ages three to 12. Children are invited to sign up that night to race, either a short stretch of the course or a whole lap of the course. The San Francisco Twilight Criterium is the 10th race in an annual, national race series called USA CRITS, which has brought criterium racing into the national spotlight.