Bike race, food, live music this weekend downtown

Oct. 7—The Texas State Criterium Championship Bike Race is hosting a two-day event Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9 in Downtown Corsicana. This event is sponsored by the Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, Corsicana Visitors Bureau, Corsicana Main Street, Holland Racing, Polyguard, Total Point Urgent Care, Birdcreek Roofing, RTR, Hope to Go Food Pantry, and Brookshires.

The race will begin 3 p.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. that evening. The Sunday races will begin at 8:50 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. that afternoon.

Many of the races will determine if cyclists will move to Nationals or even potentially the Olympics.

There will be a lot of adrenaline and excitement as the bikes fly through downtown on the brick streets.

"The downtown Corsicana course is perfect with eight turns, a hill, and a feature that adds an extra dimension or challenge, in this case the bricks," stated Andrew Willis, Holland Racing out of Pflugerville.

"The Corsicana course is well balanced and favors all types of riders and should create a balanced competition with no way to predict how each race will play out. There is definitely no way anyone will be able to finish this race and say the course was boring. All those turns. All those bricks. Riders will have to stay concentrated and focused the entire race to stay in contention."

Throughout the course there are several places for visitors to sit back and enjoy the race or grab a bite to eat at the food trucks or shop at a vendor market. Bring the family for all the excitement as you watch some "NASCAR on two wheels"

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, call the Chamber at 903-874-4731.