June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Downtown Nevada City
Nevada City
CA 95959
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
(530) 265-2692

Nevada City Classic 2017

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A Beloved Father’s Day Tradition Since 1961…and a New Tradition Beginning in 2017

The 57th annual Nevada City Classic returns to the foothills on Father’s Day weekend, June 17th & 18th, 2017, celebrating a tradition that is older than national Father’s Day itself. New for 2017, the traditional 1-day bicycle race (which has a reputation as perhaps the most challenging 1-day bicycle race in America) is expanding to a 2-day affair which will also include Saturday cycling events and an urban running event on Sunday aptly named The Nevada City Mile.

Beginning on Saturday morning, Gourmet Gravel Nevada City will open the festivities with a Gravel Grinder event starting and finishing at ol’ Republic Brewery in the Seven Hills District of Nevada City. With so many pristine gravel and dirt roads a stones throw from Nevada City, we want to showcase what a great location Nevada City is for the newest and fastest growing segment of cycling in the US, gravel/mixed terrain riding. Not to be outdone by the riding, ol’ Republic will be host to the post ride party & raffle not to be missed.

Gourmet Gravel Nevada Citywww.bikereg.com – Saturday June 17th

Saturday evening will be a first for Historic Downtown Nevada City with straight line bicycle street sprints up Broad St. Starting in front of the Historical National Hotel and finishing approximately 225 leg burning yards directly up Broad St, cyclist will race flat out, four to a heat with two riders advancing and two being eliminated each round until a final dash for cash of four riders for both men & women battling head to head for top honors. Incredibly spectator friendly, the entire scene can be viewed from anywhere along the course.

Nevada City Broad Street Sprints: www.bikereg.com

Sunday sees an expanded day for the traditional Father’s Day Classic. Bicycling events will begin in the 10 o-clock hour with the kids ride followed by amateur and then professional women & men. Positioned before the Pro/Am women’s event will be the inaugural Nevada City Mile running race. The course will be the Nevada City Cycling Classic criterium course which is a 1.1 mile, 7-turn, counter-clockwise loop with 110’+/- of climbing per lap through Nevada City’s narrow Victorian streets. An urban course truly unique to running with a straight downhill finish, the same finish on which cyclists have in recent years have been clocked at over 60 miles-per-hour.

Race Schedule Sunday, June 18th

10:45 Kid’s Parade

11:00 – 11:45 Jr Male/Female

11:50 – 12:35 Elite Mens – Master Men

12:45 – 1:25 Womens Elite – Masters Women

1:35 – 2:25 Masters Men

2:35 – 3:20 Elite Men

3:30 – 4:10 Nevada City Mile Running Event

4:15 – 5:10 Womens Pro

5:20 – 6:35 Mens Pro

Nevada City Milewww.runreg.com – Sunday June 18th

Nevada City Classicwww.bikereg.com – Sunday June 18th

Nevada City Classic Vendor Application: www.nevadacitychamber.com

2015 nevada city classic winner

Victory – Victorian style: Nate English (Mike’s Bikes) takes 1st in Men Pro at the 55th Nevada City Classic in 2015. “This is one of the best and the hardest – one I’ve wanted to win.”

Tips for a Father’s Day Weekend in Nevada City

For other “classic” Father’s Day weekend experiences, Whittlesey suggests stopping at a Broad Street cocktail lounge for a traditional “dad” drink – like a Rob Roy or Rusty Nail – amid authentic 19th century décor, or seeing a movie at the old-fashioned Magic Theater, complete with red velvet seats, organic popcorn with real butter, and cane sugar Coca Cola from a bottle.  A few minutes from town, she says, the Yuba River beckons with guided fly fishing aboard venerable drift boats, pursuing rainbow trout up to 20 inches.

“And for the peace and quiet dads say they don’t get enough of,” Whittlesey adds, “kayak rentals are available at Scotts Flat Lake, 10 minutes from town” – offering a leisurely paddle along a pine-studded, foothills shoreline.

For more information on Father’s Day weekend activities in and around Nevada City, visit nevadacitychamber.com/classic

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Tour of Nevada City Bike Shop
457 Sacramento Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-2187

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San Francisco-3 hour drive

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