Criterium Racing in Scranton
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To Scranton Tomorrow supporters and friends:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scranton Tomorrow’s leadership has decided to cancel the 2020 Electric City Classic, scheduled to take place on August 21 and 22, 2020, in Scranton. The 2-day international cycling event will return to the Electric City on August 27 and 28, 2021.
This decision was not one we took lightly. In 2019, the inaugural Electric City Classic welcomed hundreds of professional cyclists from around the world, and thousands of spectators, to Scranton. With incredible support from sponsors, media partners, business leaders, government officials, and volunteers, the event provided an economic boost to the Downtown Scranton Business District, while promoting health and wellness for people of all ages.
We know this year’s event will be greatly missed, and we are all eager to return to the gatherings and festivities in which we find comfort and a sense of familiarity. However, we feel strongly that canceling the 2020 Electric City Classic truly is in the best interest of the health and safety of our neighbors and participants, locally and globally.
As our community, and the world, copes with this crisis and continues to heal, our plans for a spectacular event in 2021 will also continue. In the meantime, we are devoting our full attention and resources to supporting the local business community through new economic development and marketing initiatives that will continue all year long.
-- Scranton Tomorrow