The Fourth Annual Historic Marietta Bike Race will be taking over the borough streets this July 8th from 10:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Over one hundred and seventy cyclists will take to the streets to race multiple laps, based on a category or age, through a short, one-mile course on Gay Street, West Market, South Waterford Street, East Market Street, South Locust Street, and East Front Street. There will be no road access and no parking on these streets starting at 8:00 a.m. that morning.
This race brings professional road bikers from surrounding states and as far away as Europe to compete here in downtown Marietta. We encourage spectators to come out and watch the race and create cheering sections for the racers! The racers can reach speeds of 35 to 40 miles per hour. Marietta is a spectator-friendly spot for a bike race because there are ample areas to watch the racers. Plus, enjoy multiple kids activities throughout town, kids bounce house, face painting, and even a kids bike rodeo on Market Street! We’ll have live music, fun entertainment, and food!
Children and youth are encouraged to give bike racing a try during two races designed just for youngsters with two different children’s races, for ages 4 to 6 and ages 7 to 12. The course for these races will be less than one mile. Children may race for free, and every participant will receive a prize.
Funds raised will go to Marietta Borough for park improvements and upkeep. For more information, times of events, and volunteer opportunities please visit mariettabikerace.com. So come out on Saturday, July 8th, invite some friends out and cheer on the participants of the bike race!