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Maryland Cycling Classic

September 01 2024
Sparks MD
Date Confirmed
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The Maryland Cycling Classic, presented by UnitedHealthcare, is America's top-ranked professional cycling race. The one-day 200-kilometer road race is patterned after the Classic-style racing of Europe. The race starts in Sparks, Md., in Baltimore County, and routes northwest up to the Pennsylvania border through hilly terrain. The northern section of the course features two laps around Pretty Boy Reservoir before making a straight-line into center-city Baltimore, which features four 12-kilometer circuits and a finish on Pratt Street in the famous Inner Harbor District.

In 2022, Belgian Sep Vanmarcke of Team Israel-PrimerTech outsprinted the likes of American Neilson Poweless of team EF-EasyPost and Trek-Segafredo's Toms Skujins of Latvia, and Canada's Nickolas Zukowsky of Team Human Powered Health.

The 2023 race will feature more World and Pro Tour teams, including Tour de France teams Lidl-Trek, EF-Easypost, Jayco-Alula, Isreal-PremierTech, and Astana. Several top ProTour teams will race including America's top team Human Powered Health. A composite team for Team USA will race along with the world's top continental squad Medellin of Colombia and top U.S. squads like L39ion of Los Angeles.

The three weekend of events will feature a Community BikeJam, including a Bike Rodeo and meet and greet with former Olympians and high-profile pro athletes, Friday afternoon from 3 to 5:30 pm at Patterson Park in Baltimore. The Bridges of Hope charity ride will provide registrants a change to ride the course on Saturday, Sept. 2. The event start time is at 8:30 at Sparks, Md. A free Opening Ceremony with Team Introductions with fan engagement, will take place at 5:30 to 8:30, in the HarborEast District at the corner of South Central and Lancaster Aves.

The event's civic and host partners are: State of Maryland, City of Baltimore, Visit Baltimore, Baltimore County. The major sponsors are UnitedHealthcare, Kelly Benefits, RxBenefits, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Allegis Group, Thorne, and 4 Corners Foundation. The event is promoted by KOM Sports Marketing, a long-time marketer of top professional cycling events, along with event management partners Medalist Sports.


To host a world-class professional cycling event with ancillary events extending into community endowment, cause-related and charitable give back and the promotion of healthy living.


Maryland Cycling Classic

Start Located At: One Kelly Way, Sparks, MD