Nevada City Hosts 60th Classic Criterium, Gravel/XC Races & Fat Tire Fest

The 60th Annual Nevada City Classic, the second oldest continuously run Pro-Am criterium in America, will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2020 as part of a weekend filled with cycling-related events around Nevada County, California. Events occurring on Saturday, June 13 include the Rotary Gold Country Century Challenge, the Big Brothers & Sisters Gravel Race/Ride, the 2nd Annual Nevada City Fat Tire Festival, and the 3rd Annual Nevada City Brewfest.

Saturday's Fat Tire Festival celebrates all things dirt; Mountain Biking, Gravel/CX and Bike-Packing, with an evening street fair full of popular industry vendors and more.

Nevada County is chock-full of cycling from gravel rides & mountain biking to the Nevada City Classic Criterium. Add to this a Fat Tire Festival and Brewfest and you'll have a fantastic weekend June 13-14, 2020.
Photo courtesy Shane Scrimager/Nevada City Fat Tire Festival.

Cyclists can spend the day riding the Big Brothers & Sisters Gravel Race/Ride or part of the world-class Nevada City MTB Trail System, before heading to the Festival and Brewfest Saturday evening.

Sunday kicks off with the Kid's Bike Parade, followed by the 3rd Annual Nevada City Classic “Mile” Run, which will allow the top runners from around the West Coast to test their sneakers on the same challenging course cyclists will race on later that day.

Nevada County is chock-full of cycling from gravel rides & mountain biking to the Nevada City Classic Criterium. Add to this a Fat Tire Festival and Brewfest and you'll have a fantastic weekend June 13-14, 2020.
Photo courtesy Nevada City Classic/Kris Wakefield

The Nevada City Classic Pro/Am Criterium boasts a demanding, scenic course, requiring racers to navigate sharp high-speed turns on the narrow Gold-Rush era roads, climb steep hills, and speed down the famous Broad Street descent past postcard-beautiful Victorian homes. Past victors include John Howard (1970), 3-time winner Greg LeMond (1979-1981), Todd Gogulski (1986, 1988), Olympic Gold Medalist Alexi Grewal (1993), 4-time winner Scott Moninger (1994, 1997, 1999, 2006), Levi Leipheimer (1998), and 2-time winner Ian Boswell (2010-11).

Watch for more exciting news to come as the 60th anniversary of this great bicycle race nears.

Get info and register to race here:

  1. Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race: https://www.nevadacityclassic.com/
  2. Nevada City Fat Tire Festival: https://www.ncfattirefestival.com/
  3. Rotary Gold Country Century Challenge: http://www.rotarygoldcountrychallenge.com/

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