Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018
Nevada City, CA
2018 marks the 58th anniversary of the Nevada City Cycling Classic, the second oldest continuously running bicycle race in the country. 2018 also marks year two of of the revitalization of this iconic Nevada City event.
For only the second time in history, the Nevada City Classic will be moved off the traditional Father’s Day date to the weekend of June 23-24, 2018. The date change allows the Chamber of Commerce to address a number of issues that were identified as factors to dwindling community support and engagement as well as falling race participation numbers.
Not only has the date been changed, but the course for 2018 will go back to the original that was designed by event founder Charlie Allert in 1961. Instead of riders going all the way to the bottom of Broad St., they will turn left onto N. Pine St., cross Commercial St. and proceed past the Courthouse and the relocated start/finish at N. Pine & Church streets before merging back to the course most people are familiar with at York & N. Pine streets.
2018 will continue to build on changes from 2017. The 2nd Annual Nevada City Mile running race that takes place on the same route as the bike race will be on Sunday as well. Saturday evening June 23rd will include an expanded edition of the 2nd annual Broad STREET Sprints: standing start, straight line, four riders at-a-time, head-to-head all out battle up Broad St. This event will be combined with a brewfest type event and free live music immediately after the sprints finish…right on Broad St.
The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to Nevada City and the surrounding communities coming out to this all inclusive, family friendly event weekend.