Expect delays for Baker City Cycling Classic today thru Sunday

By on Friday, June 17th, 2022 in More Top Stories

BAKER COUNTY – (Information from Baker City Cycling Classic Organizers) The Baker City Cycling Classic will take place June 17th through June 19th, 2022. Motorist can expect delays on Friday morning June 17th on HWY 30 in Baker City and into Haines, also HWY 237 into Union and HWY 203 around Catherin Creek and Medical Springs and finishing on HWY 203 .5 of a before HWY 203 crosses I84 and turns to Chandler lane . Racing begins at 10:30 AM and will conclude around 4:30 PM

Saturday June 18th two races will take place, the first begins at 8:30 AM and starts from the Baker City Church of the Nazarene on Hughes Lane and heads out to HWY 30, where racers will turn right and follow the road to Davenport Rd then to Chandler Lane with a final right turn onto Old Oregon Trail Rd finishing about a mile from HWY 86. There will be a detour of north bound traffic on HWY 30 at Hughes Ln onto Pocahontas and then to Chico where it will rejoin HWY 30. Detour will be in effect from 8 AM till 11:30 AM.   The second event of the day will be the Tour d’Town Criteriums and Kids Races held in Historic Baker City from 11:30 AM till 7 PM. There will be parking restriction on  Main Street, Valley, 1st, 2nd, 10th/Broadway, Court, and Washington Ave. starting Saturday morning through Saturday at 8 PM. 

 The Baker County YMCA will be hosting the Y’s Kids Races on Saturday June 18th from 11:30 Am till 12:30 PM. It’s free and open to ages 4 thru 15. For more info visit bakerymca.org or bakercitycyclingclassic.com

Sunday June 19th the race will begin at 7:30 AM from Baker High School heading South on HWY 7 past Sumpter to Austin Junction where it turn left on HWY 26 will follow a rolling course to HWY 245 intersection outside of Unity. From that point it will follow HWY 245 to the finish line at the Summit of Dooley Mountain. The public can expect delays on HWY 7, HWY 26 and HWY 245 so please plan accordingly. For those wanting to spectate from the finish, we ask that they be at that they car pool as parking is limited and be at the Summit of Dooley Mountain by Noon.

BELLA Main Street Market, Churchill School, Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort and Scott’s Cycle and Sports thanks the community in advance for their support and patience. The event is entering its Twentieth edition here in Baker County and is proud to support our local Baker High School sports and education programs. Each year we donate over $5000 to Baker High School and local volunteer groups like the Best Friends of Baker and the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center. 

We at Scott’s Cycle and Sports and all the riders that take part in this great race truly appreciate your support and encouragement and we look forward to seeing you out at the races cheering and ringing your cow bells.