Racer Information

Athlete Information

The Easton Twilight Criterium offers cycling and running races on a fun, fully-enclosed course. Downtown features a 0.8-mile course with six turns; the skill will be the difference on this challenging course. A short uphill finish on Northampton St will reward the strong and savvy racers in front of thousands of Easton’s Centre Square fans. Fans will be around the entire course, enjoying food and drink at our many restaurants and bars while ringing cowbells. Bring your friends and family out for this high-energy twilight criterium.

The cycling race is for USA Cycling-licensed riders. Cyclists must have a valid 2023 racing license with one-day licenses available at the time of registration at BikeReg.com. For more information on securing a racing license, go to USA Cycling.

Memorial Day Weekend Event Schedule

Friday, May 26th – LA Sweat x NEXTGEN Ride at 5:30pm. Meet at Easton Public Market. Women and WTF Q&A to follow. Sign up here.

Saturday, May 27 – Easton Twilight Criterium (Register below), 1-Mile Dash for Cash (Register Below)

Sunday, May 28 – Tour of Plainfield (New Jersey State Criterium Championships), Plainfield, New Jersey

Monday, May 29 – Tour of Somerville, (America’s Longest Running Bike Race), Somerville, New Jersey

For additional racing info, contact us.

Cycling Information

Online Registration is Now Closed

Day-of registration is available for fields that are not full for an additional fee.


Event Schedule

RaceState Championship EventStart TimeDistanceEntry FeeDay-Of Entry FeePrizes
Community Ride presented by CrayolaNo2:15p30min$0$0--
Men NoviceNo2:55p25min$35$45Easton Outdoor Company, Perfect Bungee
Junior Girls 15-18, 9-14, Boys 9-14No3:30p30min$25$40Easton Outdoor Company, Perfect Bungee
Master's Men 40+ Cat 1-4No4:05pm30min$35$45Easton Outdoor Company, Perfect Bungee
Women 3/4/NoviceYes4:40pm30min$25$35Swag
Men 3/4Yes5:15pm35min$35$45Jersey, Swag
1-Mile Dash (RUN)No5:55p1-mile$25$35$1000 Men/Women 3-deep
Wheelie CompetitionNo6:30p20min$0$0Swag
Women Pro/1/2/3Yes7:00p25-miles$50$70$5000 15-deep
Men Pro/1/2Yes8:30p35-miles$50$70$5000 15-deep


Criterium Course Route (New 2023)

Distance: 0.8mi
Avg Gradient: 3%
Number of Turns: 6 (5x Left, 1x Right)

230 Northampton Street is the new start/finish line in Easton. This brings the action close to Centre Square, restaurants, and vendors. It will change the sprint dynamic for athletes as Northampton is a 3% gradient.


Community Ride

Check-in at the Athlete Check-in area to receive your wristband. This is located at the start/finish line at Northampton St and Sitgreaves St near Easton Outdoor Company. Participants are required to have a wristband to be on the course.

Day-of sign-ups will need to sign a waiver before receiving a wristband. There is no additional fee for day-of sign-ups.

Athlete Participation Logistics


Refer to the map below; “Athlete Parking” is on the bottom left. This is 185 S. 3rd Street. This is free but will fill quickly. Additional parking is available around town in parking decks (paid), meters (paid), and streets (free).

Athlete Event Check-in

Athlete Event Check-in and Number Pick Up is located near start-finish on the INSIDE of the course. The closest address is the intersection of Northampton St and Sitgreaves St, next to Easton Outdoor Company (230 Northampton St)

Number Pick-Up

Number pick-up closes 30 minutes before any race start time. Anyone outside this time cannot pick up their number or timing chip, even if you have pre-registered.

Timing Chips

Timing Chips will be used to score riders in all races.

In Easton, you will keep your chip the entire weekend of racing (Easton, Plainfield, Somerville).

Timing chips must be placed on the front fork of your bike, no higher than 8″ from the axle. It can be placed on either side of the fork.

If you currently own a Race Result timing chip, CRCA, Prospect Park, etc., please bring it with you and race with it. It will make the registration process much smoother, and you won’t have to return the chip after your race. We will have rental chips available at registration for those that don’t own their own chip.

These chips MUST be returned, or you will be invoiced for the replacement cost of $100. If you are only racing Easton, return after Easton. Otherwise, return after Somerville.

Athlete Staging

All riders must report to Athlete Staging on North 2nd Street and Northampton Street 15 minutes before their event starts.

Grid Start

Grid Start rank is based on a rider’s USA Cycling Category, their rank within the category, and then the registration date as a tie-breaker. All day-of registrations, regardless of category or rank, are placed at the back of the grid.

For example, all Category 3s are placed ahead of Category 4s. The Category 3s are placed by rank based on data from BikeReg.com; then Category 4s are ranked behind them. All day-of registrations, regardless of category or rank, are placed at the back of the grid.

See the “Start Lists” section below.


Prizes for all other races are based on the overall result of the event. Category scoring is specific to the PA State Championship purposes.


Cash payout is $5000, 15 places deep for the Pro Women and Pro Men.

1$ 1,500.00
2$ 950.00
3$ 560.00
4$ 410.00
5$ 300.00
6$ 250.00
7$ 200.00
8$ 175.00
9$ 150.00
10$ 125.00
11$ 100.00
12$ 85.00
13$ 75.00
14$ 65.00
15$ 55.00

Pennsylvania State Criterium Championships

State Championship events are open to all USAC licensed riders. The top-placed Pennsylvania rider in the races will be awarded the state championship for their category. Junior and Master races are not awarded state championships at this event. Please see pacycling.org for your state championship races.

Women Championships

  • Category 4 is awarded to the top Category 4 in the Women’s 3/4/Novice
  • Category 3 is awarded to the top Category 3 in the Women’s 3/4/Novice
  • Category 2 is awarded to the top Category 2 in the Women’s Pro/1/2/3
  • Category 1 is awarded to the top Category 1 in the Women’s Pro/1/2/3

Men Championships

  • Category 4 is awarded to the top Category 4 in the Men’s 3/4/Novice
  • Category 3 is awarded to the top Category 3 in the Men’s 3/4/Novice
  • Category 2 is awarded to the top Category 2 in the Men’s Pro/1/2/3
  • Category 1 is awarded to the top Category 1 in the Men’s Pro/1/2/3
Novice and Professional categories are not eligible for state championship prizes under USAC rules.

Start Lists

Men Novice

Junior Girls 15-18/9-14, Junior Boys 9-14,

Master's Men 40+

Women 3/4/Novice

Men 3/4

1-Mile Dash

Women Pro 1/2/3

Men Pro 1/2

Run Information


Registration is $25 at RunSignUp.com.

Day-of registration is available for $40.


The payout is three-deep and awarded to the top three men and women on the start line, regardless of age.

  1. $650
  2. $250
  3. $100

The Easton Outdoor Company provides additional prizes. Thank you!


Scoring will be for each of the following age groups with passive timing chips.

  • U15 (Boys, Girls)
  • Open Men
  • Open Women
  • 40-49 (Men, Women)
  • 50-59 (Men, Women)
  • 60+ (Men, Women)


Notes for Your Stay

  • The Grand Estonian is the official race hotel for the Easton Twilight Criterium. Located at the final turn on Northampton, it is convenient for any racer. When calling to make a reservation, mention that you are here for the race for a preferred rate.
  • The Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St., is proud to support cyclists in Easton. You’ll get the following Pedal Power rewards when you wear your helmet to the market: discounts on smoothies and free fruit from the Farmer’s Market!
  • The Easton Farmer’s Market is Saturday morning until 1p on Larry Holmes Drive.
  • Lehigh Valley is also home to Valley Preferred Cycling Center, one of America’s top velodromes located in Trexlertown, Pa. There is racing on Tuesday, May 23rd and May 30th
  • Racer parking info: Racers can park at the 185 S. Third Street lot.