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Second-Annual Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Club Criterium Bike Race
Bicycle racers from all over New England will test themselves on a fast, technical loop in the heart of the city. The race will be contested on a .6 mile loop around the streets bordering Kennedy Park. There will be eight distinct races throughout the day ranging from 20-60 minutes long. Top speed will approach 40 mph on sections of the course.
Criterium-, or “Crit”-style racing takes place on a short course that highlights fitness and bike handling ability. Racers stay in a tight pack, just inches apart, trying to benefit from the draft. Race dynamics are much like a stock car race. Spectators may watch anywhere along the loop and see the pack go by nearly every minute.
“We are delighted that the proceeds from this year’s race will benefit SeniorsPlus Meals on Wheels program and are grateful to the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary and the participants in this year’s race,” said Betsy Sawyer-Manter, President and CEO of SeniorsPlus.
There is no charge to come watch the race. Parking in the Downtown area is free on Sundays. Vendor tents will be staged inside the park, including one featuring SeniorsPlus with face painting for children. There will also be free kid’s races at for ages 3-10. Registration info is available Rainbow Bicycle or by calling 207-784-7576 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Criterium, visitwww.bikereg.com/lewiston-