Join me at Twilight

• August 15, 2015

Be downtown no later than eight tonight. The Rochester Twilight Criterium is back. Amateur women’s races begin at 2:25 pm; professional ladies at 6:24 pm; pro men at 8:05 pm. For details Downtown roads to close for Twilight Criterium/

This afternoon on the Broad Street Bridge I had a head start on the evening. The highlight was kindly being invited as a passenger in the Ide Family of Dealerships Pace Car. Pace Car passenger is my new calling. The hours short; duties light; the views spectacular and the VIP perks like the free shirt to die for.

Breaking news! I am “officially” the first to cross the Twilight Criterium finish line as Keuka College’s representative cycling enthusiast. At 11:19 am, my time is sure to eclipse Second Place by roughly 10 hours and 45 minutes. A new world’s record!

Come see Hilton Clarke – from Australia and now an American citizen – go for his third Criterium victory, having won in ’06 and ’07. Hilton told me the short course crossing two river bridges (Court and Broad) makes the event truly distinctive on the cycling circuit. Hilton also specifically invited all to join him at the pub after the race. Whether for a Fosters or a Genny we will see.