TUCSON, Arizona (September 19, 2023) — The Tucson Bicycle Classic (TBC) proudly announces the dates for its 36th annual stage race in 2024. A premier event in the world of competitive road cycling, TBC continues to attract top talent from across the nation. In celebration of its rich history, the race is set to take place from February 23rd to February 25th, 2024, marking a move from its traditional spot on the calendar in early March to the last weekend in February.
Event Director Marco Colbert stated: “This event is an iconic early season event which cyclists from around the country look forward to each and every year. We are proud to put on an event that truly shows off Tucson, Oro Valley, and the surrounding areas.”
For nearly four decades, the Tucson Bicycle Classic has stood as a testament to the enduring spirit of competitive road cycling. Sanctioned by USA Cycling, the event showcases the dedication and athleticism of both male and female athletes. TBC is proud to maintain its commitment to gender equality by offering equal cash purses and equal race distances to male and female riders.
“Equality between the men’s and women’s fields is important to us, as is growing participation within our women’s fields, which is why we have run women’s clinics the past two years and will continue to offer a clinic in 2024.” – Marco Colbert
In 2024, TBC is excited to return to the vibrant Town of Oro Valley on February 25th, where the local community has been a gracious host and partner in supporting the race. Oro Valley’s scenic roads and iconic climbs serve as the perfect backdrop for cyclists, whether they are seasoned professionals or enthusiastic amateurs seeking an ideal winter training destination.
Tucson, Arizona, is renowned among cyclists as one of the rare destinations where riding is possible nearly every day of the year. The region’s pleasant climate, well-maintained roads, and breathtaking landscapes make it a cycling paradise. TBC is proud to be a part of this vibrant cycling community and looks forward to showcasing Tucson’s unique appeal to riders from near and far.
With the stage set for an exciting 36th edition, the Tucson Bicycle Classic is expected to draw over 600 riders in 2024, including a mix of professional and amateur cyclists. Prominent pro teams like the Project Echelon Racing men’s team and Virginia’s Blue Ridge TWENTY24 women’s team have already committed to attend the TBC. This event promises thrilling competition, stunning scenery, and a warm welcome to all participants and spectators alike.
For more information about the Tucson Bicycle Classic, please visit https://tucsonbicycleclassic.com/