Twilight Criterium in downtown Boise this weekend

Posted at 4:37 AM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 17:45:01-04

BOISE, Idaho — The most exciting and grueling sports is hitting the streets of downtown Boise this weekend. The Twilight Criterium allows sports fans to get just inches away from some of the world's best men and women cyclists.

"If you are at all interested in cycling, if you're at all interested in community, if you just like coming together with a great community event, there is something for everyone this weekend," said Lynn Hightower, Executive Director of Downtown Boise Association.

The Twilight Trifecta starts Friday at 4 p.m. at JUMP with food, music and autograph events. Donations are being collected for the Idaho Foodbank and Boise High School's mountain bike team.

On Saturday, the Twilight Kids Race starts at noon with Boise's own Gold-Medal Olympic cyclist Kristin Armstrong. Volunteers from the Boise Bicycle Project will be on hand helping parents and kids with bicycle tune-ups.

The professional races start at 7 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 10 p.m.

  • There are road closures in the area of the races, and setup will begin at 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

Starting at 7 a.m., the following roadways will be closed to all traffic:

  • Jefferson Street from 6th Street to Capitol Boulevard
  • Capitol Boulevard from Idaho Street to Jefferson Street
  • 8th Street from Idaho Street to Jefferson Street

At noon all roads will be closed within the following footprint:

  • 6th Street, 8th Street and 9th Street between State Street and Idaho Street
  • Capitol Boulevard between Idaho Street and Jefferson Street
  • Jefferson Street and Bannock Street between 5th Street and 10th Street