Why you cannot afford to miss the Maryland Cycling Classic!
Maximum fun for the whole family guaranteed! Start planning for the ultimate Labor Day weekend celebration of cycling in America
The Maryland Cycling Classic is gearing up for an unforgettable weekend of cycling this September for fans and their families.
Headlining all the action is America’s top-ranked professional road race -- the Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare. Sixteen teams, including WorldTour teams EF Education-EasyPost, Israel-Premier Tech and top International and U.S pro teams, will line up for 120 gruelling miles.
The fun starts in Baltimore on Thursday September 1st with the community Bike Jam, a fun family celebration of cycling including a slow ride around the gorgeous Patterson Park. It’s FREE to the public and open to children, families, and cyclists of ALL ages.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott will be on his bike alongside Olympic athletes and community ambassadors. The Bike Jam will include bike maintenance stations, bike helmet and safety clinics and a bike course teaching the “Rules of the Road”, as well as a 1.5-mile “Slow Ride”. The event, which takes place from 4:30-7pm ET will also feature a full street festival with local food vendors and a top DJ providing entertainment throughout the ride.
Attention turns to the Team Presentation on Friday evening, when cycling fans will be introduced to 16 professional teams which are slated to include Tour de France stage winners, Olympians, World Champions and professional riders from over 25 countries, firmly planting Maryland on in the International Cycling stage.
Alongside the Team introductions, the Expo will host a plethora of local vendors and major cycling brands. Beer will be on tap in the Beer Lounge for those of you who are allowed to stay up a bit later into the evening!
Saturday will see hundreds of cyclists take part in UHCCF Bridges of Hope Ride p/b Kelly Benefits. The official charity ride will take riders through parts of the professional course. All proceeds go to the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation.
The weekend culminates with the Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare, America’s top-ranked professional road cycling race on Sunday September 4th. The race kicks off in Sparks, Md. at the headquarters of Kelly Benefits Strategies at 1:30pm ET and will finish on Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore between 4:30pm - 6:00pm ET.
Cycling fans and their families will be able to cheer and watch all the action close up on the finishing circuit, enjoy activities at the Fan Festival street party and Health & Wellness Expo near the finish line, and watch the awards ceremony afterwards.
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Save up to 44% on Accommodation
An association with the City of Baltimore, Visit Baltimore, Baltimore County, and the State of Maryland, the Maryland Cycling Classic has secured a special rate with hotels close to the centre of Baltimore.
Rooms are available, however, we advise booking well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Click here for more information on hotels.
Getting to Baltimore
Known as the Charm City, Baltimore is the largest city of Maryland State. Baltimore can be found right between the capital city of Washington and Philadelphia. A modern network of transportation connections unite the cities of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. Baltimore is located on the beautiful shores of Chesapeake Bay.
Baltimore airport lies 10 miles south of Baltimore. The airport connects to downtown Baltimore via bus 17, which ferries passengers to a nearby stop for the Baltimore light rail system. Alternatively, a shuttle bus connects to the airport’s mainline railway station, from which trains to Baltimore’s Penn Station have a journey time of 10 minutes.
For more information, please visit official host partner Visit Baltimore.
About the Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare
Host partners of the Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare include the City of Baltimore, Visit Baltimore, Baltimore County, and the State of Maryland. The event is sanctioned by the UCI and USA Cycling.
Please visit MarylandCyclingClassic.us for the most up-to-date information.
*Please note, schedule is subject to change.