By Brian Murphy
There will be equal prize money for the 26th annual Exergy Twilight Criterium in Downtown Boise on July 14. The winner of each race will receive $4,000.
"As a recognized sponsor of cycling events, with an emphasis on pay parity for women's events, I was honored when the Downtown Boise Association put emphasis on ensuring a strong female criterium. To help make that agenda more pronounced, Exergy is matching the men's purse for the ladies' race," said Exergy CEO James Carkulius.
Exergy was the sponsor of the Exergy Tour, a five-day stage race in late May for top professional women cyclists, including Boise Olympian Kristin Armstrong. Armstrong won the Criterium in 2009.
2:30 p.m. — Ride with Kristin Armstrong Kids Event
2:45-3:30 p.m. — Cat 4/5
3:45-4:30 p.m. — Masters 35 Plus 2/3/4
4:45-5:30 p.m. — Junior 18 and under
5:45-6:45 p.m. — Men's Cat 2/3
6:50-7 p.m. — Official Opening Ceremony
7-8 p.m. — Women's Pro 1/2/3
8:15-9:45 p.m. — Men's Pro
10 p.m. — Awards Ceremony
Kids (ages 3-10) can ride in the Armstrong event. Helmets are required. The event is free, but registration is required. You can register at www.boisetwilightcriterium.com. Armstrong will sign autographs in the Idaho Statesman booth next to the kids' ride registration from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., around the the kids race.
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