Motorists Should Prepare for Delays for the Baker City Cycling Classic

BAKER AND UNION COUNTIES – (Information from Baker County and Baker City Police) 

The annual Baker City Cycling Classic returns Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25 and drivers should be aware of, and prepare for, road delays while dozens of cyclists pedal through hundreds of miles of beautiful eastern Oregon.

On Friday the 23rd, motorists can expect delays from 10:30am to 4:30pm on Highway 30 in Baker City and into Haines. Traffic will also be affected on Highway 237 into Union and Highway 203 around Catherine Creek and Medical Springs. The first day’s race ends on Highway 203 just before 203 crosses I-84 and turns into Chandler Lane.

Saturday the 24th, two races will take place. The first begins at 8:30am at the Baker City Church of the Nazarene and will affect traffic on Hughes Lane, Highway 30, Davenport Road, Chandler Lane and Old Oregon Trail Road. There will be a detour of northbound traffic on Highway 30 at Hughes Lane onto Pocahontas and then to Chico where drivers will rejoin Highway 30. That detour will be in effect from 8:00am to 11:30am.

From 11:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday, most streets in downtown Baker City will be closed for the second race that loops through the center of town. That includes parts of Main, 1st St., 2nd St., Broadway and Washington.

Then wrapping up the event on Sunday, racing will begin at Baker High at 7:30am and will affect Highway 7 past Sumpter to Austin Junction. Expect delays on Highway 7 as well as Highway 26 from Austin Junction to Unity and Highway 245 from Unity to the summit of Dooley Mountain.

For more information on the Baker Cycling Classic, including maps of the race routes, please visit