Cedar City, Utah, a multi-time host for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and known for its festivals, from the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival to cars and films, has been awarded the 2020 and 2021 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships.
Some 800 athletes and their family and friends are expected to descend on the picturesque southwestern Utah town, which serves as a gateway to Utah’s National Parks for the USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships, taking place on July 30 to August 2, 2020.
The Cedar City Corporation will partner with USA Cycling to this National Championships in 2020 and 2021. “Cedar City is delighted to team up with USA Cycling to stage this elite event that enhances Cedar City’s commitment to playing host to world-class festivals and events,” said Todd Hageman, Event Director of Cedar City.
The Road Race will take place in Iron County, starting with the Time Trial in the town of Parowan. It will race through the Parowan Gap, home to ancient native American petroglyphs dating back over 1,000 years. The Criterium will be in Cedar City around the tree-lined Southern Utah University Campus. Specific course details to be released shortly.
“We are honoured to showcase Iron County, the Parowan Gap and the Southern Utah University campus to the USA Cycling athletes and local residents for this event of national prominence,” said Cedar City’s Todd Hageman.
All competitors will be over 35 years old, with some will be competing in their late eighties, according to USA Cycling’s National Events Manager Shawn Brett.
“We’re excited to work with Cedar City to host our Masters Road Nationals,” said Chuck Hodge, USA Cycling’s Chief of Racing and Events. “This year’s event will, test participants among the breath-taking scenery of Southern Utah.”