The Maryland Cycling Classic presented by UnitedHealthcare has announced its schedule of events for Labor Day weekend beginning August 31 and culminating with a top-ranked professional road cycling race on Sunday, September 3, 2023, in Baltimore.
Featuring a wide range of activities, the weekend will include a community “Bike Jam” free to the public as well as street festivals, a stage presentation to introduce the professional cyclists and a health and wellness expo on race day.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, Olympic athletes, ambassadors and celebrity guests are slated to participate in Bike Jam. It will also include bike maintenance stations, a bike helmet safety clinic presented by Johns Hopkins Medicine, a bike safety and “rules of the road” station, a youth skills track and a 1.5-mile “slow ride” with Olympians.
The second annual event will kick off with a community enrichment day on August 31, including a series of elementary school visits by professional cyclists and community ambassadors to educate children on bike and helmet safety.
The weekend also offers fans an opportunity to ride parts of the Maryland Cycling Classic professional road course during the UHCCF Bridges of Hope Ride on September 2 —the official charity ride of the event benefitting the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. In 2022, the BOH charity ride raised over $200,000.
The race will feature Tour de France participants, national champions, world champions and Olympians from over 20 countries. The second annual Maryland Cycling Classic is a one-day international pro cycling race sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale and USA Cycling.