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Old 09-04-07, 06:49 AM   #1
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Local Races With Great Crowds

Reading the thread about the Erie St. race got me to contemplating. What local races have you done with consistently good crowds? A couple come to mind; A to Z (Athens OH), Erie St (Windsor ON), there used to be two TDM stages Frankenmuth and Lansing that were wall to wall around the whole course.
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The Iron Hill Twilight Criterium - West Chester, PA. There was several thousand people there for the men's 3/4 race. Definitely a cool feeling to here those people cheering you on. Too bad I got my arse handed to me that day.
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Reading the thread about the Erie St. race got me to contemplating. What local races have you done with consistently good crowds? A couple come to mind; A to Z (Athens OH), Erie St (Windsor ON), there used to be two TDM stages Frankenmuth and Lansing that were wall to wall around the whole course.
You don't mean the Common Crit in Lansing, do you?
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Redmond Derby Days, Redmond WA. I wasn't able to race this crit, but showed up to cheer on some team mates of mine and be the team photographer for the day. It's in conjunction with a city festival and so directly nextdoor are multiple dozens of food vendors, local artists, etc., a live music stage, and carnival rides. The crowd this last year was noteworthy by my relatively uneducated standards in that there seemed to be quite a number of observers/bystanders not related to or involved with any of the racers/teams. The course is marked off very well, races are lead out with a police motorcycle escort, etc. It's a cool festival atmosphere. I hope to participate next year.
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Healthnet Twilight Crit in Portland, OR. Someone (don't remember who or where) was saying they were expecting a crowd of 10,000 people. I don't think it was quite that many, but the beer garden was packed for the P12 race, that I know for sure.
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