Carson Valley Classic cycling event is set
The annual Masters District Road Championships will be on the line this weekend during the Diamond Valley Road Race and Carson Valley Classic.
Some of the fastest racers in the region who are 30-years-old and older will compete for Masters District Championship titles during the event to be held Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature top cyclists from Nevada and California.
Sponsored by the Alta Alpina Cycling Club the event begins with a road race in Diamond Valley on Saturday and continues with a criterium in Minden Park on Sunday.
“This is a great race to watch, with lots of action and good racing,” said Steve Thomsen, race director for the Carson Valley Classic. “We will also be offering category 4/5 groups, which anyone with a USCF license is eligible to race in.”
Those who will seek titles in the Carson Valley Classic are seasoned cyclists and master racers competing against peers in their age and gender groups. Being a master usually means having years of experience on the bike. Some master racers are former pros, and many are notable for other cycling achievements. With the addition of several new categories, under-30 racers (including juniors) can also participate in the classic.
Diamond Valley School in Woodfords will be the place on Saturday when the Road Race Championship title is pursued on the 11-mile loop around rural Diamond Valley. On Sunday, the gazebo in Minden Park turns into race headquarters for the Minden Criterium, a tree-lined course with four 90-degree right turns followed by a chicane onto the finishing straight back to the park.
The chance to host both the road and criterium championships on the same weekend is made possible by the support of local businesses and the cycling community.