Baker City Cycling Classic
June 21st-23rd, 2024
Test every single road racing skill in your arsenal when you join us for the most unique, beautiful and challenging stage race in the Northwest.
Flat time trial
Fun Fast 6 Corner Criterium
Small town atmosphere
Road Racing at It's Purest
Are you ready for the most challenging and rewarding bike race of 2024?
With Baker City Cycling Classic you'll get two road races with legendary courses cumulating with the tremendous Anthony Lakes climb and summit finish on Stage 4. A great new Time Trial on beautiful Pocahontas Road and a fast and fun Criterium in Downtown Baker City featuring one of the widest finishing straights in the Northwest. All of this is set in the backdrop of the beautiful Elkhorn and Wallowa Mountain ranges.
"The best rider wins at Baker City"
- Brian Cimmiyotti, Race Director
Stage 1 - Catherine Creek Road Race
The popular Catherine Creek road race returns with a new modified start on Pocahontas with 78 miles of rolling terrain challenges through Baker and Union County on part of the Grande Tour Scenic Route
Stage 2 - 2024 Baker City Time Trial
The Time Trial this year features one noticeable yet rolling climb and finishes on a slight downhill. Be prepared to wind up a big gear in the last 5 miles!
Stage 3 - Baker City Downtown Criterium
6 corner criterium with wide roads in historic, downtown Baker City. A spectator friendly course, this crit is as fast as it is flat.
Stage 4 - Anthony Lakes Road Race
The final stage ends with a bang as Baker City Cycling Classic returns to Anthony Lakes for 2024. The final, punishing 3500' climb is a proving ground for champions and a tremendous accomplishment for any finishing rider.
You'll hit several less significant climbs earlier in the day and start to feel the lactate burn even before you encounter the final climb. National Forest Service Road 73 is considered one of the toughest climbs in the Pacific Northwest.
This is a Friday through Sunday event, June 21-23, 2024. You'll need to show up in Baker City on Thursday, June 20th in order to check in.
Lowest elapsed time wins. This is a traditional stage race where general classification is determined based on cumulative elapsed time
Weather can fluctuate at this time of the year in the inland Northwest. Temperatures could be anywhere from high-50s all the way up to 100 degree highs. Bring your knee and arm warmers, vest and a jacket, as anything could happen.
Register at bikereg.com. The earlier you register, the lower the entry fee. No day of race registration.
Time Trial Rules
The time trial rules will be split based on your category. Full aero gear and time trial bikes will be allowed for Pro/1/2 and Masters 1/2/3 (both men and women's categories). For all other categories, the TT will be an Merckx-style time trial where athletes ride their normal road bikes.*
* Cat 3 riders and below can still ride their time trial bikes, but will incur a time penalty if they choose to do so.
You'll need to check in and show us your race number in the proper position prior to the start of each stage.
Baker City Cycling Classic is sanctioned by Oregon Bicycle Racing Association and will follow all OBRA rules.
Bloom to Baker Series
Baker City Cycling Classic is now the series final in the Bloom to Baker Series. If you love stage racing, be sure to sign up for the whole series, including Tour de Bloom in May and BCCC in June.
Prizes and Awards
The 2024 event offers $4000 in cash prizes and trophies to the top 3 in each category. The race leader will don the race leaders jersey on each stage. Click here to learn more.
2024 TECH GUIDE
Still have more questions? Download the 2024 Tech Guide.