Easton Twilight Criterium Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend May 27 to bring thousands to Centre Square for fast-paced, action-packed racing and family-fun

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Featured Image of the Easton Twilight Criterium provided courtesy of Discover Lehigh Valley(photo credit Adam Hoff)

Easton Twilight Criterium

On your mark, get set, go! Catch the action as the Easton Twilight Criterium races through our beloved downtown Centre Square. Presented by the Lehigh Valley Health Network, all bicyclists are welcome to spin their wheels, jumpstarting Memorial Day Weekend on May 27, 2003!

Easton Twilight Criterium opens with a Community Ride presented by Crayola to all amateur cyclists and families alike, presented by Crayola on the Downtown Easton race course before the professional races get underway. Streets will be closed to automobiles, so families and individuals can ride several laps on the 1-mile course. This free ride provides a great opportunity to try out the course and see what the competition is all about. All additional events prior to the final pro-races will be open to the general public and area families who will be able to feel the heartbeat of Easton pulsate throughout the day!

Learn more about the racers and what’s in store this year. 

Event Schedule

Races and Events Distance Start Time
Community Ride presented by Crayola 30 min 2:15 pm
Women 3/4/Novice presented by Unity Bank 30 min 2:55 pm
Jr Girls 15-18, Jr Boys and Girls 9/14 30 min 3:30 pm
Men Cat 3/4/Novice presented by Unity Bank 30 min 4:10 pm
Masters Men 40+ Cat 1-4 30 min 4:45 pm
Jr Boys 15-18 Cat 1-4 30 min 5:20 pm
1-Mile Dash (RUN) 1 mi 5:55 pm
Wheelie Competition 20 min 6:30 pm
Pro Women Cat 1/2/3 25 mi 7:00 pm
Pro Men Cat 1/2 35 mi 8:30 pm

Sign up for the Community Ride presented by Crayola: Put your feet to the pedals and test out the race course before the pros begin the competition. Families and individuals are encouraged to register for the free Community Ride. (2:15 p.m. start; riders leave from the Start/Finish line on Northampton Street)

Additional Weekend Events

Saturday, May 27th ( 9 a.m to 1 p.m. ) Visit Easton Farmers’ Market: America’s oldest, continuous, open-air market features fresh, local produce, delicious baked goods, flowers, artisan crafts and more. Cyclists can use the free bike valet as they shop the market for a hearty and healthy breakfast or lunch before the race to energize!  Scott Park along Larry Holmes Drive, eastonfarmersmarket.com)

Let the history of our riverside city takeover your exploration. Patrons can walk along the stretch of the Karl Stirner Arts Trail or hike the D&L Trail to rebuild their appetite. Plan your day.

Before & During the Race: Crowds are expected to form early so they can explore the beauty of our magical city. Feast upon a variety of foodie favorites located throughout our in-door marketplace or bounce around Easton’s boutique and antique shops discovering those quaint, local finds that you can’t find anywhere else.

Looking for an activity? Skeggy’s will be up to their normal axe throwing shenanigans with beer on tap in Centre Square. Restaurants like the beloved Sette Luna will have table-tops, course-side with bleachers for onlookers to enjoy the scene and feel the wind as they indulge in their favorite dishes. 

For a full list of local Easton restaurants, check out our Festival Information page.

“This bike race is a chance for us to show off Downtown Easton to a new audience with a fun and free spectator event,” says Jared Mast, executive director-GEDP. “We hope that visitors who come for the race see all the retailers, restaurants and amenities Easton has to offer and return again and again to enjoy our city.”


Information provided to TVL by:
Jessica Schirripa, Easton Twilight Criterium