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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.

Ride. Run. Cheer!
The Electric City Classic Hill Climb is Here!

​The Electric City Classic Hill Climb, a project of Scranton Tomorrow presented by Geisinger, will be held 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.

New in 2021


Several new elements have been added to this year’s event, including the Electric City Classic 1-Mile Dash (a short, but challenging, loop around the Hill Section), a Wheelbarrow Run (teams of 4 carry their passenger uphill in a wheelbarrow without tipping over!), Kids' Ride Up Olive Street, music, and more!

The ECC Hill Climb is open to the public, welcoming riders of all skill levels. Online registration is open through August 27. Sign up today!


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

Olive Street this summer?

The Electric City Classic Hill Climb is made possible with generous support from the following:

Presenting Sponsor


Cobblestone Sponsors

City of Scranton


The University of Scranton

Sandstone Sponsors


One Point

Brick Sponsors

Hospice of the

Sacred Heart
Tony Patte
The Pennsylvania Economy League     
Topp Business Solutions     Maloney Law, P.C.     
Mansours Market & Café

Media Partners


Lamar Advertising

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