Saturday, August 28, 2021


Riders tackled the steep slopes of Olive Street in the Electric City Classic (ECC) Hill Climb in 2019. Photos by Dan Chabanov.

The 2021 ECC Classic Hill Climb Returns!

Scranton Tomorrow will host the Electric City Classic Hill Climb on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m., on Olive Street (between Prescott and Taylor Avenues) in the Hill Section of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The race is open to bicyclists of all skill levels. Its unique location poses the ultimate test for professional and amateur athletes as Olive Street is a very steep hill. Its upper section is still covered in brick, adding both charm and challenge to the race.

The ECC Hill Climb debuted in Scranton in 2019 as part of the Electric City Classic, a 2-day event that included international criterium racing in Downtown Scranton on Saturday, followed by the ECC Hill Climb on Olive Street on Sunday. Due to COVID-19, the event was canceled in 2020. It wasn't feasible to host the criterium in Downtown Scranton in 2021, but organizers are excited to bring back the ECC Hill Climb for people of all ages to enjoy.


Several new elements will be added to this year’s event, including a Kids Race, wheel barrow races, food trucks, music, and more!

The ECC Hill Climb is open to the public, welcoming riders of all skill levels. Registration details will be announced soon!


Click here for registration information.

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Check out highlights from our amazing ECC Hill Climb in 2019! Are you ready to take on

Olive Street this summer?