The McLane Pacific Cycling Classic in Merced, California, will form part of USA Cycling's National Racing Calendar for the sixth consecutive year. The NRC includes 45 races, and the McLane Pacific will take place on the weekend of March 4-5.
"McLane Pacific is very honoured to be once again included on the NRC," said race organiser Doug Fleutsch. "Merced is one of the most rural towns to be selected, and it is a fantastic promotion of the qualities of Merced worldwide."
The Classic includes the Downtown Grand Prix, a fast circuit race with amateur and elite racers vying for a top finish. Cycling enthusiasts can get into the Century Ride, which offers three different longer distance courses ranging from 10 to 100 miles. The Family Fun Day is a way for small cyclists to get into the sport. There will be a bike safety rodeo, plus the return of the popular Pee Wee Classic for kids ages (3-10).