Terrapin Twilight Weekend April 26-27, 2013
(Athens, GA)- Terrapin Twilight Weekend is quickly approaching! Join us on April 26-27 in downtown Athens for a weekend of races, exhibitions, food, drink, music, and more! This year’s event is promising to be bigger and better than ever before; an expected crowd of 40,000+ people will visit the Classic City, and a new a partnership adds even more Athens twang to a fun-filled weekend.
While the main focus of the weekend is the professional women’s and men’s Twilight Criterium held on Saturday evening, a full array of amateur events, showcases, and live music throughout the weekend mean that everyone in the family can be involved. Events including the 5K Run, Gambler Bike Ride (50K and 100K), Twiathlon, Kids’ Races, Mountain Bike Races, and other Amateur Races are open to the public; to register visit http://www.athenstwilight.com/register.
New this year is the partnership between the Twilight Criterium and Athens Americana. The Twilight Americana Music Festival will be held in conjunction with Terrapin Twilight Weekend from April 25-28, and will feature local, regional, and national Americana acts at various participating music venues. Tickets are on sale now; a wristband includes tickets to all Twilight Americana headlining events as well as free entry to shows at more intimate venues. Individual tickets to headlining events are also available. The VIP option includes a wristband, access to the Americana VIP area at the corner of Lumpkin St. & Clayton St. during the Twilight Criterium bike race (with complimentary beer from 7-9 pm on 4/27), the VIP Kick Off Party on Thurs. 4/25 from 5-8 pm, and an event poster. Visit http://www.athensamericana.com/ for a full schedule, artist information, and to purchase tickets.
For those wanting to experience Terrapin Twilight Weekend in style, Twilight VIP tickets are now on sale! VIP tickets grant entry to the best spots on the course for viewing the action; from 5-11 pm on 4/26 and 11:30 am-11 pm on 4/27, enjoy the festivities at either the Start/Finish Line at the intersection of College Ave. and Clayton St. or from the roof of the College Avenue Parking Garage. These areas are open only to VIP ticket holders. Along with prime location, VIP tickets include three meals catered by Porterhouse Grill (dinner Friday, lunch & dinner Saturday) and six drink tickets. Visit http://foundationathenstwilight.com/tickets.php to purchase VIP tickets!
Terrapin Beer Co. has a portfolio of five year-round beers, four Seasonal Sessions beers, the Monster Beer Tour collection of four high-gravity selections, and the Side Project series of one-time releases. Terrapin co-owners John Cochran, President, and Brian “Spike” Buckowski, Brewmaster, have developed a reputation for high-quality beers that push the boundaries of creative brewing.
Terrapin Beer Co. is open to the public for tours every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with live music and tastings. The brewery is located at 265 Newton Bridge Road in Athens, GA. The tours are an excellent opportunity to taste Terrapin’s full line of award winning beers at their freshest and to see the brewing process first hand. For more information visit the website or Facebook page.