Historic Marietta Bike Race to Take Place on July 8th

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 So come out  on Saturday, July 8th, invite some friends out and cheer on the  participants of the bike race!