Coronavirus: Redlands Bicycle Classic joins list of cancelled US races

The women take to the line for the last stage in Redlands.
The Redlands Bicycle Classic (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/

Days after saying they were monitoring the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus situation but had not yet canceled their race, organisers of the Redlands Bicycle Classic in Southern California decided to pull the plug on the event for this season.

In a statement sent to media late Friday evening, the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee members said they had remained "steadfast" in their desire to host the 36th annual event, which was scheduled for April 22-26 and would have been the third event on USA Cycling's 2020 Pro Road Tour calendar. 

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.