Twilight Criterium

Downtown's High Speed Race Course.

The Twilight Criterium

Boise’s biggest weekend in cycling.

Watch every year as Downtown Boise is turned into a high-speed, high-stakes race course. The top pro women’s and men’s cycling teams in the nation and the best local and national amateurs come together for the Twilight Criterium. The 34th Annual ASWD Twilight Criterium takes place Saturday, July 10th, 2021.

The Twilight brings fans up close and personal to one of the most grueling, exciting events in sports - Criterium bike racing.

What is a criterium? Criterium: A bicycle race of a specified number of laps on a closed course over public roads closed to normal traffic. Criteriums can be classified as a combination of strength, speed, endurance, and tactics to win.

High Speed. High Stake.
Boise Twilight Criterium

With Boise ranking as one of the best bicycling cities in the U.S., this event brings fans from all over to enjoy a weekend full of excitement. Pros and amateurs are invited to join Boise as the local cycling community continues to grow.


Twilight weekend celebrates cycling as a healthy, lifetime sport with events for families, fans and cyclists of all abilities. Over the last 33 years, this summer event has grown to include a full three-day weekend of cycling events that support the youngest or oldest of riders, pros and amateurs, and bring together the community for one of the most exciting sports on the streets.

Boise Twilight Criterium Seems Promising As 34th Anniversary Nears

The year 2021 is already looking up. The Boise Twilight Criterium is looking promising at its date set for July 10, 2021. Celebrating its 34th anniversary, cyclists from all over the world compete in different categories for cash and of course, bragging rights.

A press release sent out in February 2021 confirmed preliminary plans for the cycling event to take place with subject to change. As of May 2021, Race Director Mike Cooley gave an update for Boise Twilight Criterium.

"As of now, things look promising for bringing the event back on July 10, 2021," said Cooley.

In past years, the Boise Twilight Criterium has brought in over 20,000 spectators, as social distancing guidelines are still in place, it is uncertain on the turnout for the upcoming event.

"We will thoroughly communicate changes to shifts and protocol, and any necessary updates from here forward," said Cooley.

As of May 11, 2021 COVID-19 cases appear to be lowering as vaccinations are now open to anyone 16 years or older.

For more information and updates on Boise's Twilight Criterium:

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