36th Annual Tucson Bicycle Classic Returns with New Course

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3 day stage race in sunny Tucson, AZ celebrates its 36th year

TUCSCON, Arizona (February 6, 2024) — The Tucson Bicycle Classic, the Town of Marana and the Town of Oro Valley, is thrilled to unveil exciting changes to the race stages for the upcoming 2024 edition. The race, scheduled to take place from February 23 to 25, promises to be an extraordinary showcase of northern Pima County’s outstanding cycling terrain.

Photo by Damion Alexander courtesy Tucson Bicycle Classic
Photo by Damion Alexander courtesy Tucson Bicycle Classic

New Stage Locations:

  1. Stage 1 – February 23rd: Marana Time Trial. The Tucson Bicycle Classic will kick off its first stage in the scenic Town of Marana with an individual time trial event. Cyclists and spectators alike can expect a thrilling start to the race against the backdrop of Marana’s picturesque landscapes as competitors race against the clock.
  2. Stage 2 – February 24th – Sahuarita Road Race. Building on the success of previous years, the second stage will once again be venued in the Town of Sahuarita and Green Valley. This road race stage will test the cyclists’ skills and determination while highlighting the superb cycling opportunities available in the region.
  3. Stage 3 – February 25th – Oro Valley Circuit Race p/b Rutledge Dental. The grand finale of the Tucson Bike Classic will return to the Town of Oro Valley, offering participants and fans a spectacular conclusion to the event with a fast and technical circuit race around Naranja Park. Oro Valley’s scenic beauty and challenging racecourse will undoubtedly provide a fitting end to this classic stage race.
2023 Tucson Bicycle Classic Stage 3. Photo by Nathan and Morleigh Schneeberger/Tucson Bicycle Classic

Collaborative Efforts:

The strategic decision to shift stages to Marana and Oro Valley is a result of collaborative efforts between the two towns and the Tucson Bicycle Classic organizers. Countless hours have been dedicated behind the scenes to ensure a seamless transition and enhance the overall experience for racers and spectators alike.

This move aims to underscore the exceptional cycling opportunities that northern Pima County has to offer, reinforcing the region’s status as a premier destination for cyclists – whether they race or ride bikes for fun or fitness

2023 Tucson Bicycle Classic Stage 3. Photo by Nathan and Morleigh Schneeberger/Tucson Bicycle Classic

Save the Dates:

Mark your calendars for February 23-25, 2024, as the Tucson Bicycle Classic brings together top-notch cyclists, breathtaking scenery, and an unparalleled racing experience. Join us in celebrating the spirit of competition and community as we weave through the captivating landscapes of Marana, Sahuarita, and Oro Valley.

Stay tuned for further updates and detailed route information as the Tucson Bicycle Classic gears up for an unforgettable cycling extravaganza in northern Pima County.

For more information:

Tucson Bicycle Classic, Tucson, AZ, 3-day USA Cycling stage race featuring a challenging 3.2 mile prologue, a 20.5 mile loop road race and 5.6 mile circuit circuit race. Time Trial Prologue – Friday, Road Race – Saturday morning, Circuit Race – Sunday morning, Marco Colbert, [email protected], tucsonbicycleclassic.com, azcycling.org/event/tbc/

 

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