This year marked the 51st annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic. The race makes a one-mile loop around Nevada City starting on Broad Street. Five races took place, Junior’s, Master Men’s, Women’s, Men’s Elite, and Men’s Pro. The Men’s Pro Race is the big race (the one Lance Armstrong raced and won in 2009) that started at 5:00. Ten year old Decker Krogh raced in the Junior’s Race and won for his age range! The races began at 1:00 with the Junior’s Race and ended with the Men’s Pro Race. The winners of the Men’s Pro Race were Ian Boswell in 1st place from Bend, OR; Evan Huffman in 2nd place from Elk Grove, CA; and Nate English in third place from Berkeley, CA. For full results, click HERE. To see more pictures, visit our Flickr page HERE. Our previous blog post has more information on the race.
This weekend, the first annual Adult Soapbox Derby is taking place in Pioneer Park the day before the 51st annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic. The Soapbox Derby is a family friendly event as a fundraiser for the benefit of Pioneer Park. The goal is to make all of the changes within one year so that, in hopes of making this an annual event, the changes can be seen at next year’s derby. There is a lot of work and effort going on behind this event to make it fun, green, and family friendly. You can read more about it on the derby website or at the Nevada City Chamber site. This year, the Nevada City Bicycle Classic is celebrating its 51st anniversary. As always, the race will take place on Fathers’ Day, which is June 19, 2011. The Classic is the largest and oldest bike race on the West Coast, and second oldest in the country. The race starts at 1:00 p.m. and will come to a close sometime around 6:30 p.m. The cyclists wind their way through historic Nevada City and whiz right by Broad Street Inn. Broad Street, East Broad, and a few other streets will be closed on Sunday for most of the day. Spring Street and West Broad will remain open. This poster is based on an original design created by David Osborn and Charles Woods in the 1960s. Osborn/Woods made significant contributions to Nevada City through their vision and work in architectural restoration, historic preservation and graphic design. In their memory, this year’s poster and logo have been recreated and produced by Robert Stelson and LeeAnn Brook. More information about the race is available from the Nevada City Chamber, the Nevada City Bicycle Classic, and the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop. A breakdown of the tour times is available here.