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Nevada City Bicycle Classic

June 23rd & 24th 2018


The Background:

The Nevada City Classic is the 2nd oldest continuous Pro/Am cycling race in the U.S. We are moving forward with the event but still need help with sponsorship monies. This event pulls athletes from around the world to participate for the prestige of making the podium, if not simply finishing what most consider the toughest and most technically challenging Criterium in North America. Historically, and as recently as 2009, the race has pulled in as many as 20,000 spectators, and many cycling fans remember it from their childhood as far back as it’s inception in 1961. This race isn’t just a sporting event, it’s a part of America’s cycling culture that brings the community together with pride and purpose.

Due to unforeseen challenges, a large portion of sponsorship funding has fallen through this year at the last second! We are reaching out to cyclists and non-cyclists alike who appreciate historic events and tradition, to save this event before it’s too late!

How You Can Help!

First and foremost, spread the word! We need help alerting everyone who cares, along with bringing those not familiar with Nevada City on board for support. Every Facebook post, every Tweet, and every Social Media outlet message counts.

Second, you can donate! Our goal to reach the break-even budget amount to operate the Nevada City Classic is $10,000. We feel this is a realistically attainable amount. The operational budget has been streamlined this year to make this more achievable and give the volunteer staff a full year to find a replacement sponsor for 2019 to make up this year’s funding deficit. This event is run by Volunteers (cyclists and non-cyclists alike) from around Northern  California. Nobody receives a salary for their year-round efforts, every penny raised goes towards the raw logistical costs of running the event.

Third, attend and support the event in person! It’s people like you and your family members that have made The Nevada City Classic a cultural, and memorable event for the past 57 years. Ever-growing event competition has whittled away at crowd attendance, which makes it harder each year to attract sponsors who count on large crowd volume to justify their investment to market their products and services, like any advertising campaign.

First Friday Artwalks

First Friday of the Month

June 1st, July 6th & August 3rd, 2018


To participate click here

The First Friday Art Walk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as our wonderfully artistic and creative community. Participating Downtown businesses will be open from 5pm to 9pm and many will host “receptions” with local artists, trunk shows, and/or performances. Many shops are also offering snacks and beverages as well as sales and specials only valid for the event.

It really is a perfect evening event for the family or a great “date night” destination bringing a celebratory energy to Downtown Nevada City while encouraging folks to visit our wonderful businesses while enjoying the art and culture that makes Nevada City so unique.

There will be live music and theatrical performances at various locations throughout the downtown area. In addition there will be a Youth Arts Showcase featuring Artists between the ages of 4-18 with some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses, as well as a “Kids Zone” on York Street with some fun activities and art projects for kids of all ages.


Each month will have a different theme featuring different local music acts at the Boardwalk Stage and young acoustic musicians on York Street.

Join us in supporting our downtown businesses and our wonderfully creative arts community.

For additional info please contact Cynthia Levesque at 530-575-8846 or email Check it out on facebook!

The Christmas Card

“The Christmas Card,” filmed in Nevada City, tells the story of a soldier, Cody Cullen, with no family who, while serving in Afghanistan, receives an anonymous holiday card that touches him deeply. While on leave back home, he travels to Nevada City, California, the picturesque town from which the card was sent. Once there, Cody meets and falls in love with beautiful Faith Spelman, who sent the card, and quickly becomes a cherished member of the Spelman family. Yet romance for Cody and Faith seems out of the question, because she has a boyfriend and is about to become engaged.

Screenwriter Joany Kane had never even heard of Nevada City when she wrote the screenplay for “The Christmas Card.” The story was originally set in a mill town in Vermont. Budget constraints led the production team to look for sites in California, and one of the producers, Lincoln Lageson, suggested Nevada City. He was familiar with the town because his parents grew up in Nevada City. Alice Evans (who portrayed Faith in the movie) talks about Nevada City:

“But there is one that looks even better; so perfectly preserved and warm and welcoming that you have to pinch yourself the first time you take that walk up the hill towards the church, just to make sure it’s real.

Well, this town turned out not only to be the perfect town, but to have the perfect inhabitants, who were delighted not only to welcome “The Christmas Card” to their town, but also to loan out their diner (Nevada City Classic Cafe), hotel, church and of course their people, who served as the most brilliant supporting artists all through the film.”

“It was a match made in heaven,” Kane said. “The city really is a character in the movie.”

December 2017 Showtimes

christmas card showtimes 2017For more information about “The Christmas Card” and air times, please visit Hallmark Channel’s Website.

Visit Screenwriter Joany Kane’s website, and purchase some of her other un-produced screenplays.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Chamber of Commerce.

Visit Nevada City at Christmas

Experience the magic of Nevada City first hand at Victorian Christmas. This annual, family tradition takes place in December and features holiday activities for all ages: carriage rides, live entertainment, savory yuletide treats and libations, and of course, Father Christmas! The event is held in December, two Wednesday nights, and three Sunday afternoons. There is no admission charge.

Lodging: Overnight visitors are encouraged to book local accommodations early. A dozen historic and charming bed and breakfast inns and several comfortable hotels and motels are located within walking distance of downtown Nevada City, or a short drive from nearby Grass Valley.

For more information contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or toll-free (800) 655-NJOY.


Nevada City Uncorked 2018

A Celebration Of Wine And Food With A Historic Flavor

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce presents:

Nevada City Uncorked August 25, 2018 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Nevada City’s charming Victorian elegance provides the perfect backdrop to showcase Uncorked, a sip-and-stroll event that includes 17 venues featuring local food purveyors and regional wineries.

A Tapestry of Quaint and Curious

Nevada City is a tapestry of quaint, curious and unique spots to explore. Each venue, whether it’s an historic location, inn, art gallery, restaurant, winery, shop, or hidden corner will include wine tasting and food sampling.

Wines From the Northern Frontier

Uncorked is proud to showcase the wines of the north Sierra Foothills. We fondly refer to it as “wines from the northern frontier”, the best, least-discovered wine region in California. This year Uncorked features wineries from Placer, Nevada, Yuba, Butte, and Tehama Counties creating a unique gateway to the wines from the north country. Participating Wineries 2018

A Smorgasbord of Flavor

Uncorked offers a smorgasbord of flavor. 17 restaurants, caterers, and specialty shops as diverse as a salumeria, a cheesemaker, and a chocolatier will offer an array of tasty bites and signature flavors. Uncorked encourages a connection, as much as possible, between local farms and participating food purveyors. Food Purveyors 2018

The Uncorked Wine Store

The store features some of the wines poured around town that day, including some new releases that many have never been available before. Purchase wines directly from participating wineries. Then pick the wines up at the Nevada City Veteran’s Building (the check-in center) after the event.

Uncorked Raffle Tickets

Purchase raffle tickets to win Nevada City Vacation Packages Prizes including a night at The Two Room Inn or a gift certificate to Friar Tucks.

“Meet The Winemaker” Reception at Nevada City Winery, Friday, August 24th

This year we are planning a “Meet The Winemaker ” party the evening before Uncorked, on Friday August 24th at Nevada City Winery from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Just to be clear, this is not a wine tasting event. That is for the next day. Of course, there will be wine available from Nevada City Winery, like usual, by the glass or bottle. This is an opportunity to meet a few winemakers in a casual, informal setting. Open to the public, there is no charge to attend the reception. If you think you will attend the reception be sure to check the box on the online ticket form.

“Conversations with a Winemaker” In The Barrel Room

Join an intimate, unscripted conversation with three of our best local winemakers in the Nevada City Winery barrel room at 4:00 p.m. Friday August 24th. Winemakers Mark Henry from Montoliva, Jackson Starr from Sierra Starr and the dean of Nevada County winemakers, Mark Foster from Nevada City Winery, will sit on the panel that will be moderated by Rod Byers. The topic for discussion will focus on the future of winemaking in our region and the need, or not, for a flagship varietal.

For that you will need a ticket. The event is free but you will need a ticket to get into the barrel room. The only way to get a ticket is to purchase your tickets to Nevada City Uncorked. Tickets are limited. They will be available until they are not. If you think you will attend the reception or want tickets to the Barrel Room be sure to check the boxes on the online ticket form.

Uncorked Tickets

Nevada City Uncorked is sponsored by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 on the day of the event. The best insider deal is the $30 ticket for Wine Club members. Wine Club members of any of the participating wineries should contact their respective wineries directly to grab those. Purchase Tickets

Each Uncorked ticket includes a commemorative wine glass sponsored by Nevada City Winery, plus five food tickets. Additional food tickets are available for 2/$5 or 5/$10.

For information or to purchase in-person tickets contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 530.265.2692.

Check In starts at 12:30 at the lower level of the Veteran’s Building at 415 North Pine Street. Everyone must be 21 and check-in in person. Collect your wine glass, food tickets, and program with a map of all the locations.

Nevada City Farmers Market 2018


Downtown Nevada City Winter/Summer Farmers Market

Summer Market – Saturdays, June 2nd – November 17th 2018

Hours 8:30am – 1:00pm

Other Local Farmers Markets


Western Gateway Park (Nevada County Certified Growers Market)
May 3rd – November 1st (Every Thursday)
9:00am – 1:00 pm
18560 Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley

Thursday Night Market
June 28th – August 2nd (Every Thursday)
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Downtown Grass Valley


Historic North Star House (Nevada County Certified Growers Market)
April 14th – November 17th 2018
8:00am – 12:30 pm
12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley

Live Music each week/Free Kids Activities 2nd & 4th week monthly

Nevada City Summer Nights 2018


© photo: Broad Street Inn, Nevada City

The Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, a street festival of art and music, has been an annual tradition in this quaint, scenic, historic – and sometimes quirky – community, for close to thirty years. The 2018 event takes place on three Wednesday evenings, July 11th, 18th, and 25th.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Three Wednesday Nights in July — the best FREE entertainment for the whole family!

Spend your hot summer nights on the streets of Nevada City celebrating the 28th annual Summer Nights. Wednesday evenings in July are a vacation for the entire family, with bands playing on special stages while children whoop it up on a Bounce House. With free nightly events throughout our downtown historic district, attendees are certain to find something to entertain and delight them.

Summer Nights visitors can enjoy a meal at one of our many and varied restaurants, unwind with some live music or just relax with a leisurely stroll around our stores and the top class craftsmen selling their wares on the street. “Summer Nights is a Nevada City tradition – the whole town comes alive,” says Cathy Whittlesey, Director of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce which sponsors and produces the events. “It’s the must-attend event of the summer season — a real community party, showing off the best of Nevada City.” Here are our recommendations for the best ways to make the most of Nevada City’s Summer Nights:

Fabulous Music!  Put on your dancing shoes and come on out. Don’t miss these great free concerts!

Kid Friendly Fun! Summer Nights is for everyone. There are bounce houses, face-painting and more to make sure that kids will have a great time at this family affair.

Eat and Drink with Friends and Family! Enjoy a meal at one of Nevada City’s fine restaurants, ice cream from our local stores, delicious treats from our Food Court or just hang out at our beer and wine garden listening to great live bands. There’s food for all tastes and pocketbooks at Summer Nights.

Crafts and Art! Town will be filled with arts and crafts booths featuring cool, one-of-a-kind gifts designed and produced by local artists and crafters as well as hand-picked out-of-town vendors. If you’re looking for summer gifts, Summer Nights is the perfect place to come.

Special Additions! A Classic Car Show every week. And don’t miss the exotic music and dance of Troupe Al Ama Belly dancers!

Take the Shuttle
Drop your group off in town and then park your car and catch the Shuttle from the Nevada County Government Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City CA 95959.
Shuttle costs $5 for adults and children 15 and over. Children under 15 ride free. Return journeys are free for all.
Shuttle hours are 5:30-10:00 pm each Wednesday.

Nevada City is located at the 2,500-foot elevation on the forested western slope of the Sierra Nevada. Summer days and evenings are cooler than in the Sacramento Valley.

From Sacramento, take eastbound Interstate 80 to Auburn and Highway 49 north to Nevada City. It’s a one-hour drive from the capital. From Marysville and the north valley, take eastbound Highway 20. From Reno and Lake Tahoe, take westbound I-80 and state route 20.

The Summer Nights celebration is sponsored by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. For information, call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.

Fourth of July Celebration 2018

Advance Tickets Online $10


2018 4th of July Parade Application

2018 4th of July Vendor Application

A colorful parade in historic downtown Nevada City and the Sierra foothills’ largest aerial fireworks display top the 2018 Fourth of July celebration in Nevada County.

The parade will be Wednesday, July 4th at 11am which will include approx. 75 entries. The festive parade makes its way down Broad Street in downtown Nevada City.  Parade-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to find a good vantage point.

The Nevada County Concert Band performs a curbside pre-parade concert an hour prior to the parade, and continues to provide intermittent music throughout the parade.

Following the parade is a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Live music and entertainment, craft fair, bounce houses, face painters , balloons, food and refreshments are offered. The fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m.

Fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4 p.m.

Discounted tickets available: Tickets in advance are $10, at the gate $15. To purchase advance tickets online click here. Both Grass Valley & Nevada City Chambers have tickets for sale at their locations. Grass Valley Chamber, 128 East Main Street, Grass Valley, 530.273.4667. Nevada City Chamber, 132 Main Street, Nevada City, 530.265-2692.

No alcohol, glass, pets, barbecues or personal fireworks may be brought onto the fairgrounds.

Nevada City and Grass Valley are located at the 2,500-foot elevation, off state routes 49 and 20, a one-hour drive northeast of Sacramento. From the capital city (60 miles), take eastbound Interstate 80 to Auburn and Highway 49 north. From Marysville (35 miles) and the north valley, take eastbound Highway 20. From Reno (80 miles), take westbound I-80 and westbound Highway 20.

The Nevada County Fourth of July celebration is co-sponsored by the Greater Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce and the Grass Valley Downtown Association.

For information, call GV Chamber (530) 273-4667, (800) 655-4667 or NC Chamber (530) 265-2692, (800) 655-6569.

Thank You

2018 Sponsors!!

The Union Economy Pest Control Cirinos at Main Street KNCO Cascades of Grass Valley SPD Shellys Smart Shopper KVMR State Farm Nevada City Winery Gold-n-Green Nevada County Gold Telestream

Nevada City Bicycle Classic

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A Beloved Father’s Day Tradition Since 1961…and a New Tradition in 2018

2018 marks the 58th anniversary of the Nevada City Cycling Classic, the second oldest continuously running bicycle race in the country. 2018 also marks year two of the revitalization of this iconic Nevada City event.

For only the second time in history, the Nevada City Classic will be moved off the traditional Father’s Day date to the weekend of June 23-24, 2018. The date change allows the Chamber of Commerce to address a number of issues that were identified as factors to dwindling community support and engagement as well as falling race participation numbers.

Not only has the date been changed, but the course for 2018 will go back to the original that was designed by event founder Charlie Allert in 1961. Instead of riders going all the way to the bottom of Broad St., they will turn left onto N. Pine St., cross Commercial St. and proceed past the Courthouse and the relocated start/finish at N. Pine & Church streets before merging back to the course most people are familiar with at York & N. Pine streets.

2018 will continue to build on changes from 2017. The 2nd Annual Nevada City Mile running race that takes place on the same route as the bike race will be on Sunday at 11:15am. Sign up now!

Nevada City Bicycle Classic Brewfest 2018!

June 23, 2018

Mark your calendar for the first annual Nevada City Classic Brewfest on Saturday June 23rd from 6 to 9 p.m.   The Brewfest will take place in the Three Forks Bakery & Brewery Parking lot 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, Auburn Alehouse, Crooked Lane Brewing, Fifty-Fifty Brewing and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Bring your friends to enjoy great beer (unlimited tastings), music, food and FUN! Tickets are $30 per person in advance or $35 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

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.

Photo credit: Kris Wakefield

Photo credit: Kris Walefield

Photo credit: Kris Wakefield

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

Closest Airports
Sacramento-1 hour drive
Reno-1 1/2 hour drive
San Francisco-3 hour drive



Thank you to friends of the Nevada City Classic who donated to the event this year on gofundme!