Night bicycle race to draw crowds to Athens
by Associated Press Wire
April 26, 2013 10:10 AM | 417 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A bicycle race that draws comparisons to NASCAR because of the crashes is set for this weekend in Athens.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the Twilight Criterium will make its 34th run through downtown Athens on Saturday.

Five-time Twilight Criterium veteran Jordan Heimer says many of the fans show up to see the competitors pile up in crashes.

Three-time women's veteran Morgan Patton says she loves the event because of the atmosphere and the energy coming from the crowds.

The women's race will start at 7:45 p.m. with the men's race beginning at 8:45 p.m.

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Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com



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