Thursday, May 5, 2011

Criterium Racing (Cyling) returns to Downtown Walterboro




It was another perfect spring evening in the Lowcountry and the CRITS Speedweek streaked through downtown Walterboro, and it seemingly helped to showcase all that is positive in the county seat of Colleton County. Several exciting races were held beginning with a 'masters' age class race, and finishing with a men's pro race that had the deepest field of competitors. The Colletonian newspaper was a sponsor of the event but in particular the women's pro race. The top ten lady racers got the pole position on the starting line and then competed on an hour-long race around a course that was mapped out on Hampton and Washington streets in downtown Walterboro. An amicable crowd enjoyed the free cycling race, and those that wanted to help support the race financially enjoyed a VIP area. Riding a bike, whether in competition or not, is a great example of how folks can get outside and enjoy our Lowcoutry outdoors.

To view my 2010 Criterium blog entry click here.

PhotosByJeff Dennis: Lady racers about to start their race; the top three lady racers on the winner's podium; The Colletonian's Reaves McLeod with the second place finisher from the ladies race at the post-race hospitality tent that served food and drinks to the lady racers.
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