Bike race cruises to downtown

Milford’s first ever criterium — a multi-lap bike race held on a short course — is take place on Aug. 22.

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Bicyclists spinning along at breakneck speed is on tap for downtown Milford, when the village hosts its first criterium on Aug. 22.

“It’s going to be a hoot,” said Joe Dolan, race director and member of the Milford Athletic Club, a non-profit organization which is hosting the event.

The criterium, or crit as it’s commonly called, is a multi-lap bike race held on a short course. Milford’s crit will be a .93-mile course, running along Main Street, W. Commerce, Cabinet and Liberty streets, through Central Park and back to Main Street.

“This is a very spectator-friendly race, and the goal is to bring this excitement to town,” Dolan said. “And Milford is a good town to do this.”

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