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Nevada City Classic Expands to Two-Day Event

This is not your father’s Nevada City Classic.The annual Father’s Day bicycle race will be a lot different this year. For one thing, organizer Kurt Stockton says, it’s not just on Father’s Day anymore…

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Tomorrow morning, Gourmet Gravel Nevada City will open the festivities with a ride though some of the dirt roads east of Nevada City. In the evening, there will be a first-ever spring * up * Broad Street, with heats of just four riders at a time. Sunday morning events begin at 10am with a kids ride, then amateur and professional races men and women, and Stockton says something new this year that doesn’t include bikes…

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The main event should start around 5pm, and has been shortened from 90 minutes to 75 minutes. Stockton says all of this is to attract more interest, and more participation…

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This is the 57th annual Nevada City Classic, and as organizers like to say, the event is older than Father’s Day itself. The first proclamation honoring fathers was made by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966.

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