Nevada City Classic bicycle race on Father’s Day

One of America’s top cycling events celebrates its 54th anniversary this year and many of the nation’s top cyclists are expected to be on hand.

The 54th Annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, in historic downtown Nevada City.

The Nevada City Classic is one of the premiere sporting events in the Sierra foothills, the largest and oldest bike race on the West Coast, and the second-oldest race in the nation.

Historic Nevada City is draped with flags and bunting and provides a colorful backdrop as cyclists whiz through the downtown area, spokes flashing and crowds cheering. Several thousand spectators attend the traditional Father’s Day event.

Senior and professional riders representing top U.S. cycling teams are expected to race in the men’s 90-minute main event. Women’s, Junior’s and Master’s races also are planned. Action begins at 1 p.m. and is usually complete by about 6:30 p.m.

Nevada City is located at the 2500-foot elevation on the forested western slope of the Sierra Nevada. From Sacramento, it’s a one-hour drive via eastbound Interstate 80 and northbound Highway 49. Nevada City is 90 minutes from Reno via westbound I-80 and Highway 20.

To read about Nevada City dining and other amenities, click here.

For information on the Nevada City Bicycle Classic, call the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 530-265-2692.

—Nevada City Chamber

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