Northfielder Ben Witt stopped by my corner office this morning. Ben’s the owner of Milltown Cycles in Faribault, has both a Milltown Cyles blog and a Milltown Cycles 4th of July Criterium blog. The Crit is the bike race that’s been held in downtown Northfield for the past few years on the 4th. He’s the main man for it.
Situated in historic downtown Northfield, this race will challenge not only your stamina, but your technical ability as well. With fast paced sharp corners, a technical split up hill, and a perfect set up for a sprint finish, the course appeals to many types of riders. With a full day of racing including a small parade and kids race, there’s something for everyone. The city of Northfield also comes alive with food vendors, live music, and historical tours of the famous Jesse James raid.