KINZUA CLASSIC CANCELED FOR 2014
The organizers of the Kinzua Classic Bike Race have announced that this year’s race has been canceled due to conditions along the route. It was scheduled to take place on August 10.
“There is major road construction happening along the Route 321 leg of the race and the safety of our participants and our volunteers must come first,” said Ian Eastman of Family Services of Warren County. Certain sections of the road are at subgrade with loose gravel. “I am very grateful to staff at PennDOT and the Allegheny National Forest who have kept us updated about the conditions.”
Several options were considered by the organizers. One was to delay the event, but it will be some time until the project will be complete. The other was to consider an alternate route, but geography of the region precludes that. That only left the option of canceling the event for 2014.
“The Kinzua Classic has been around since the 1990s so we have been very fortunate that this has never happened before along our 28.7 mile course,” says Eastman. “There are bound to be some disappointed cyclists, but we hope they understand that we chose the best option for their health and safety.” Family Services is processing refunds for preregistered riders.