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!
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: