By Evan Kruse
Cycling Classic 2002
This is an archive of 2003's race information.
The 2004 Eugene Celebration has a new promoter and race flyer.
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.
are near capacity in Eugene.
Please keep trying to book as they may release rooms or there might
be cancellations, etc.
Please see the following info:
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
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
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,