Nevada City Bicycle Classic 2019

June 1 & 2, 2019 Nevada City Classic 2019

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A Beloved Tradition Since 1961…

Saturday, June 1st Activities

Nevada City Bicycle Classic Brewfest

The second annual Nevada City Classic Brewfest is on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.  The Brewfest will take place in the Three Forks Bakery & Brewery Parking lot/lower Commercial Street in Nevada City.

Come taste the finest craft beers from our regional breweries including Three Forks Bakery & Brewery, Ol’ Republic Brewery, Grass Valley Brewing Company, 1849 Brewery, Knee Deep Brewing, Mammoth Brewing, Revision Brewing and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Bring your friends to enjoy great beer (unlimited tastings), music, food and FUN! Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. Adults aged 21+ only.   Advance tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office – 132 Main Street, Nevada City. Phone: (530) 265-2692

Gold Country Cycling Challenge

The Rotary Club of Grass Valley announces the sixth Annual Gold Country Cycling Challenge on Saturday June 1st starting and finishing at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The Gold Country Cycling Challenge features a century ride, two “metric century” rides, and a half metric bike ride (100/75/55/35 miles) through the historic gold country of Western Nevada County. Ride the same roads as the Amgen Tour of California pro racers. The two gravel rides, start and finish at the Fairgrounds. Participants can choose from two scenic and challenging routes that cross the majestic South Fork of the Yuba river at both Edwards and Purdon crossings, while exploring the Tahoe National Forest on Nevada County roads.

The event includes fully stocked rest stops, a lunch at the halfway point, experienced SAG and ride marshals, bike mechanics, and a bike safety check at the Fairgrounds.

Road safety will be stressed with the presence of Nevada County Sheriff, Grass Valley & Nevada City Police Department, and California Highway Patrol vehicles on the route at all times.

Enjoy a great post-ride party at the Nevada County Fairgrounds featuring Chuck Wagon BBQ by Rotary’s own Chefs, local produce, and beer from local breweries. Then join us at the Brewfest in Nevada City, enjoy local micro brews, to top off the evening.

To register or to volunteer go to The Gold Country Challenge is promoting “Give ‘Em Three”—a new law, requiring motorists to allow three feet when passing a bicyclist on the road. Proceeds from the event benefit the Rotary Club of Grass Valley’s youth activities – Lyman Gilmore School, College Scholarships, youth leadership training, Rotary Youth Exchange, speech and music contests, and literacy promotion activities AND now donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters and ride free.

“We are excited to announce the addition of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County to our Ride” says Bob Long, Ride Director. With this partnership we can now expand our event to include two awesome gravel rides and a recreational gravel ride for the whole family. “What is truly exciting is the option to participate in the event at no cost, by raising donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters” says Lindy Schasiepen, Event Coordinator.

 Sunday, June 2nd Activities

Nevada City Bicycle Classic

2019 marks the 59th anniversary of the Nevada City Cycling Classic, the second oldest continuously running bicycle race in the country. 2019 makes history by returning to the original course for the 2nd year, designed by race founder Charlie Allert and breaks history by separating the event from Father’s Day as they did in 2018, with a new date of June 2, 2019.

The Nevada City Classic is one of the largest and oldest bicycle races on the West Coast, as well as the second-oldest Pro/Am bicycle race in the United States. It is a demanding and highly scenic course – completely unique – as racers navigate sharp corners, climb steep hills and speed by classic Victorian homes.

Nevada City Mile

The 3rd Annual Nevada City Mile is an all ages running race that takes place on the same route as the bike race will be on Sunday as well, between bicycle race categories.

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to Nevada City and the surrounding communities coming out to this all inclusive, family friendly event weekend.

For more information about the races go to:


An all-inclusive, family-friendly event weekend!

Photo credits: Kris Wakefield

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