Twilight ‘Crit’ to take over Old Ballard

Nearly 1,000 people are expected in Old Ballard for the Second Ascent Twilight Criterium on Saturday.

Photo from the 2009 Second Ascent Twilight Criterium.

In a criterium, cyclists race to complete the most laps in a given time. There are six different races with the first starting at 3:30 p.m. The marquee event is the men’s pro, 1 & 2 race which starts at 7:30 p.m. and lasts for 70 minutes. Cyclists in the last race can go speeds of 35 miles per hour on the four-corner course.

Photo from the 2009 Second Ascent Twilight Criterium.

These following streets will be closed from 2:30 to 9 p.m.:

  • Ballard Ave will be closed from Dock St. to Vernon Place.
  • Vernon Place will be closed from Ballard Ave to Shilshole Ave.
  • Shilshole Ave will be closed from Vernon Place to Dock St
  • Dock St will be closed from Shilshole Ave to Ballard Ave.
  • (Thanks John for the tip!)

    7 comments on “Twilight ‘Crit’ to take over Old Ballard”

    1. Whew. For a second there I thought we were going to be overwhelmed by sparking vampires or something.

    2. yep, it does go through the BG missing link.

      “Shilshole Ave will be closed from Vernon Place to Dock St”

    3. appreciate the heads up! cool event, but the traffic back-ups are a nightmare and best avoided.

    4. Yes, Ernie–but does it go over those treacherous train tracks?

      now that would be funny.

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