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Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic 2002


This is an archive of 2003's race information.

The 2004 Eugene Celebration has a new promoter and race flyer.

Some highlights for 2003’s includes both a new road and time trial course in SW Eugene area. This new circuit will be challenging with hills, rolling terrain and flats making it great for all riders. The circuit race in downtown Eugene is around the west side of Skinner’s Butte Park and will make for a classic event. This course has a famous reputation dating back 20 years. Along with fast and exciting road racing, there will be a non-competitive bike race for kids of all ages and abilities. So get ready for some great racing at this September, a perfect way to end the bike race season at a challenging race and join in the festivities at the Eugene Celebration!
The dates for the 2003 Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic this year are Sept. 20-21.

New Updates:

Housing Updates:
Hotels/Motels are near capacity in Eugene.
Please keep trying to book as they may release rooms or there might be cancellations, etc.
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Brief History of the Eugene Celebration and the Cycling Classic:
“The Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic is one of Oregon's biggest bike races and marks the close of the Oregon cycling season…”
- Cyclingnews.com

The Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic has grown to be one of the most exciting events of the year. In years past it drew racers from the NW, including Canada and California. It has been part of the celebration events for more than 15 years. I took over as race director in 199. In 1999, the event drew 200 racers. Then in 2000, drew 320 + racers. This great turnout made Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic the second biggest race in Oregon for 2000, just behind Tour of Willamette. Majority of racers came from Oregon, but a huge number came from Washington, Canada and California. This is mostly because of the history and quality of the event, along with very little races at this time of the year. It was a great success for the race and an inspiration to make it even bigger in 2001. Even better success was gained in 2002 with one of the stages returning to downtown Eugene. It was a great event for the community and racers. The dates for the 2003 Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic this year are Sept. 20-21

The Eugene Celebration was created in 1983 to bring together the Eugene community for three days of fun. In 1997, the City offered the management of the Celebration to the public and private sector. Downtown Eugene, Inc. stepped forward to accept the offer. In April 1998, Downtown Events Management, Inc. (DEMI) was created to manage the Celebration as well as create and manage a year-round calendar of events.
Today the Celebration is the largest and most celebrated civic event in the southern Willamette Valley and attracts nearly 100,000 participants during the three-day period. The Celebration is anchored by eight performance stages located throughout the streets, parks and open spaces of downtown Eugene. The stages are linked by street performers, face painters, food vendors, beverage gardens, a marketplace, a special venue showcasing up to 100 non-profit groups, an extensive KidZone area, the Celebration Parade and Pet Parade, Sporting Events and much, much more.