SOURCE: Project Sport

July 02, 2008 11:30 ET

San Rafael to Host Criterium Bicycle Race Under the Stars

Carrera de San Rafael Celebrates Its Tenth Year of Racing Action

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) -


EVENT NAME: Carrera de San Rafael Twilight Criterium

DATE: Saturday, August 9, 2008

LOCATION: Downtown San Rafael, between 4th and 5th Streets and B and E Streets

WHO: Amateur Masters, Elite and Pro Men and Women

DESCRIPTION:

One night a year, the Carrera de San Rafael transforms the downtown area of San Rafael into a racetrack, where the fastest cyclists from around the Bay Area and country battle it out in front of thousands of spectators. The event starts with an afternoon of amateur and kids' races, building excitement until the pros line up for their high-speed chase under city lights.

Each race during the day is a 40-minute anaerobic contest around a 1-kilometer course in San Rafael, between 4th and 5th Streets, and B and E Streets. The best pro teams from around the country cap the day when they race under a twilight sky for 90 minutes to a crescendo of cheers and cowbells.

The Carrera de San Rafael showcases the most thrilling type of bike racing, allowing spectators to hear the swoosh of bicycles, see the blur of team colors and watch the drama unfold as the racers pass them again and again. Kids' races, an expo of cycling and local vendors, a Pro Athlete Village, and special menus at the restaurants lining the course make the day a must for the whole family.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.carrerasanrafael.com/

ATHLETE REGISTRATION: https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/item.aspx?item_id=2577

About the Carrera de San Rafael

August 9, 2008 marks the 10-year anniversary for the Carrera de San Rafael, a criterium bicycle race circling an 8-block radius in downtown San Rafael. Racing starts at 2:45 pm with amateur categories and continues until the pros battle it out as the sun goes down. The event includes kids' races, a large Expo and a Pro Athlete Village where spectators can collect signatures of their favorite racers. The Carrera de San Rafael is sanctioned by USA Cycling and owned by Project Sport, LLC, in San Francisco.

About Project Sport, LLC

Project Sport, based in San Francisco, is a specialized sports management and marketing firm focusing on the running and cycling community. They own and operate numerous events including the US Race Series, Carrera de San Rafael and the San Francisco Twilight Criterium, and over the last 7 years, have produced events in Atlanta, Napa Valley, Colorado, San Francisco & Idaho. Project Sport also manages the McGuire Cycling Team. For more information, visit www.projectsport.com.

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