Come watch the area’s fastest cyclists compete for the region’s biggest purse in the Portland Twilight Criterium, presented by Subaru, on Friday, August 12. The course surrounds the North Park Blocks of downtown Portland, creating an island oasis of 360-degree race viewing.
PPP is thrilled to partner with Good Sport Promotion to get the word out for yet another exciting bicycle event.Our delivery bikes have brandished some great looking Pedal Ads bearing news of the big event for the last couple of weeks. Did you see us at First Thursday? How about Saturday Market? PSU Farmers Market? PPP was there in friendly force.
There’s always fast-paced excitement for cyclists and spectators alike along the race’s highly technical course. You can get close enough to the action to feel the wind from racers rushing by as they complete each half-mile lap in just over one minute.
Please read on…
This free event features a Widmer Beer garden with happy hour from 4-6pm. There is also an expo of handbuilt bike with builders on site to talk about their creations. Come hungry for Tour de Carts, Portland’s favorite food carts, which opens at 4pm with an expert from Food Carts Portland and the authors of Cartopia, a book about Portland’s food cart revolution. Check out the handbuilt bikes expo with builders on site to talk about their creations. Meet the Rose City Rollers (roller derby) and watch them zoom around the race course before the bike races start.
Come downtown on a Friday night for Portland’s most thrilling downtown event. Happy hour is from 4-6 in the Widmer beer garden and the races are from 6-9 pm. MORE INFO: PortlandTwilight.com.
True Story about the power of promotion: A woman approached our team last week at the Portland Farmers Market (PSU) when she saw the Twilight Crit signs on our bikes. She said, “I love the Twilight Criterium. I saw it last year and there were so many crashes. I hope there are fewer this year. I bought a Subaru because of this event.”
The PPP team spoke with over 65 people (yes, we count ’em) while promoting the event at First Thursday last week. Many of these folks remembered the event last year and said, “Wow, is it next Friday?!” Nearly 10 said they would be attending again this year. Everyone needs a reminder now and then. We’re happy to help. 🙂
Hope to see you at the race! As always…please holler at us!