Enjoy an afternoon of racing excitement and free family-friendly activities. Visit individual pages for details.

The Day at a Glance

Rothman Institute Amateur Trials
Starting at 8:00 A.M.
The excitement starts early with a series of amateur races that will be held on August 2 at Bayard Rustin High School from 8:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. Everyone is invited to watch these heats, which will help determine the field for the Rothman Institute Amateur Men's Criterium to be held later that day in downtown West Chester, one of the races leading up to the marquee event, the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium.

Kinetic Physical Therapy Community Festival
Staring at 4:00 P.M.
There's something for everyone at the popular Kinetic Physical Therapy Community Festival, featuring a business bazaar, food stands and numerous other activities.

Meet WHYY’s “You Bet Your Garden” host Mike McGrath 
Staring at 4:00 P.M.
WHYY’s nationally syndicated host of "You Bet Your Garden" will talk one-on-one with you about everything having to do with your lawn and garden.

Market Street Block Party
Staring at 4:00 P.M.
Market Street businesses have banded together to create more fun in the streets with the Sixth Annual Market Street Block Party. Create your own masterpiece in chalk on the sidewalk while enjoying great food, live music and party ambiance.

West Chester Dental Arts Kids' Race
4:00 P.M.
Children will want to take part in the West Chester Dental Arts Kids' Race.

Everyone wins an official Iron Hill Twilight Criterium medal just for participating in this friendly event as children between the ages of 3 and 10 peddle their two- and three-wheel bikes fast and furiously towards the finish line to the cheers of their families and friends.

Twilight Trike Challenge Presented by Tolsdorf Oil Lube Express
4:45 P.M.
A series of hot-handed, cold-blooded heats down Gay Street on tricycles. Are you up to the challenge?

Rothman Institute Amateur Men's Criterium
5:45 P.M.
Don't miss any of the excitement as top local riders of all levels of ability test themselves against their peers in this take-no-prisoners competition.

Avanté Salon Pro Women’s Criterium
6:45 P.M.
Top pro female riders go all out in one of the most important women’s bicycle races on the USA Cycling Calendar.

The Iron Hill Twilight Criterium
7:45 P.M.

The streets of downtown West Chester will explode with excitement as hundreds of cyclists race through this challenging circuit at speeds in excess of 35mph! Be part of the crowd cheering-on national and local athletes as they push themselves to the limits of their ability. Adding importance to this year's event is the fact that the West Chester event will be the ninth race of ten in the prestigious USA CRITS Championship Series, making it one of the last opportunities for riders to protect or improve their standings before the final invitational. The action begins and ends at the intersection of Gay and High Streets, home of the title sponsor Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant.

AAA Travel Kids' Zone

Don't miss the fun and excitement of the AAA Travel Kids' Zone, with new additions added to the long list of favorites from previous years events. Kids will love getting their faces painted. Adults will enjoy the great food and live music. And everyone will love the party ambiance supplied by the Radio Disney Road Team. This popular ensemble will present a program of high-energy fun and games including dancing, contests and prizes.

Maxxis BMX Stunt Team

One thing not to be missed is the totally insane Maxxis BMX Stunt Team. Be prepared to be wowed with their spectacular displays of amazing bicycle stunt riding and trickery. Spinning through the air, dancing on their front tires, doing death-defying 180s and more, these crazy performers are clearly in violation of the laws of gravity!

Iron Hill Twilight Criterium

Community Bike Tours
Sunday, August 3 starting at 11:00 A.M.
After the excitement of the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium, why not stay over and join the West Chester Cycling Club for a Sunday cycling outing? You'll see all the area has to offer, including its many historical sites and the picturesque countryside. Match your ability and interests to a broad selection of tours.

Full Schedule
Check individual pages for details

Saturday, August 2

8:00 AM
Rothman Institute Amateur Trials
Bayard Rustin High School
1100 Shiloh Rd, West Chester

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
West Chester Dental Arts Kids' Race Registration
West Gay Street between Church and New Streets

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Twilight Trike Challenge Registration
West Gay Street between Church and New Streets

4:00 PM
Kinetic Physical Therapy Community Festival
High Street between Market and Gay Streets

One-on-one with WHYY's Mike McGrath
High Street between High and Walnut Streets

Kids' Zone
Gay Street between High and Walnut Streets

Market Street Block Party
Market Street between Church and Darlington Streets

West Chester Dental Arts Kids Race
Market and Walnut Streets

4:45 PM
Twlight Trike Challenge Sponsored by Tolsdorf Oil Lube Express
Gay Street between Church and High Streets

5:45 PM
Rothman Institute Amateur Men's Criterium
Start/Finish Line: Corner of Gay and High Streets

6:45 PM
Avanté Salon Pro Women's Criterium
Start/Finish Line: Corner of Gay and High Streets

7:45 PM
Pro Men's Criterium
Start/Finish Line: Corner of Gay and High Streets

Sunday, August 3

11:00 AM
West Chester Cycling Tours
Hoopes Park