Fifth annual Sylvania Cycling Classic returns

The fifth annual Sylvania Cycling Classic will be held Sunday, June 21, at Burnham Park in Sylvania. As in the previous years, the event will double as the 2015 Senior State Criterium Championships for both men and women, and will be hosted by the Maumee Valley Wheelmen and sponsored by a myriad of companies, including Yark Subaru.

A scene from the 2014 Sylvania Cycling Classic.
A scene from the 2014 Sylvania Cycling Classic.

The Cycling Classic will hold several events in varying categories for men, women and children. In addition to the main events, which include the women’s pro race at 2 p.m and the men’s pro race at 4 p.m., there will also be a BMX cycling stunt show by Right Direction at 3 p.m. Two events for children will be held in the morning starting at 8:15 a.m..

The Cycling Classic is not only viable for athletes of all ages and abilities, but for anyone who wants to come out and watch. “Even if you’re not a biker,” stated Assistant Race Director Steve Sams, “It’s a great spectator event.” Sams also said the city of Sylvania, along with Sylvania City Council members Jason Mishka and Katie Cappellini, worked hard to make this event happen and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees.

To find out more about the race, its schedule and maps, and to register go to