Nevada County Cycling Festival

Due to COVID-19, the Nevada County Cycling Festival has been postponed. Future date TBD.

All dates and times for the Nevada County Cycling Festival will be rescheduled due to COVID-19. Please watch for news or sign up for our newsletter at

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A fantastic combination of cycling events, along with great biking trails and Nevada City’s Brewfest. Add Nevada County Cycling Festival to your spring/summer calendar!

Get info on all events here:

Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race:

Nevada City’s BrewFest:

Nevada City Fat Tire Festival:

Rotary /Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Gold Country Century Challenge & Gravel Rides:

California Dirt MTB Series, YBONC fundraiser:

2020 marks the 60th running of the Nevada City Classic ProAm Cycling Criterium, the second oldest continuously running ProAm Criterium in the U.S. The race will be held Sunday, June 14, 2020 with many related Cycling events also on Saturday June 13, including the Rotary Gold Country Cycling Challenge road ride and Big Brothers/Big Sisters Gravel Ride Challenge with a 63 and 42 mile gravel ride, the Annual Nevada City Fat Tire Festival, and the Nevada City Brewfest. Watch for more exciting news to come as the Nevada County Cycling Festival weekend nears.

The Nevada City Classic Pro/Am Criterium race is a demanding, scenic course, requiring racers to navigate sharp, high speed turns, climb steep hills and speed down the famous Broad St. descent, all while circling classic, postcard-beautiful Victorian homes on the narrow Gold-Rush era streets.

Cyclists can spend Saturday riding the Rotary’s Gold Country Cycling Challenge Road (100, 75, 55, and 35 mile options) and Big Brothers/Big Sisters Gravel Ride Challenge 2020 rides or enjoying the many world-class Nevada City MTB trail systems, before heading to the Fat Tire Festival and Brewfest Saturday evening.

Nevada City Brewfest is Saturday June 13, 2020 from 6 to 9 pm. at the Three Forks Bakery & Brewery parking lot on lower Commercial Street in Nevada City. Brewfest features many local breweries with plenty of fresh, craft beer on tap, live music and food trucks on hand to mellow out a day of riding. Come taste the finest craft beers from our regional breweries. Bring your friends to enjoy great beer (unlimited tastings), music, food and good times. (Note: Gold Country Challenge fees includes Brewfest admission.)

The 2nd Annual Nevada City 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. This event is held on Nevada City’s Broad Street Saturday from 5-10 pm.

Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County (YBONC) is featuring Race 4 in its California Dirt Mountain Bike Race Series on June 13, 2020 with a great dirt race on the Dascombe Trail System in Nevada City. This is a YBONC fund-raiser.

Join us at the Nevada City Classic 5K Run/ Fun Walk™, on Sunday, June 14, Nevada City. This family-friendly event will include a 5K run/walk, kids’ activities, entertainment, and post-race celebration ceremony. International runner Shadrack Biwott & Guinness world record holder for the fastest half-marathon will be there to meet and greet, sign autographs or just talk about running. Melvin Nyairo will be coming dressed as a fruit and cheering for you in this unique event!! Afterwards, stay for a fun meet & greet with Shadrack & Melvin with photo ops, autographs and more.

Come for a ride and watch history being made at the 60th running of Nevada City Classic bicycle race. Add Nevada County Cycling Festival to your spring calendar and stay tuned for details!