Previously canceled Downer Classic bike race is back on for June 24

Back in March, it was announced that the annual Downer Classic bike race—a.k.a. the Otto Wenz Café Hollander Downer Avenue Classic—was canceled for 2021. Boo! But now, less than three months later, it’s back on! For Thursday, June 24. Yay!

“The initial cancellation was made when organizers needed to decide at the end of March and COVID- related restrictions and trajectories at the time were unclear,” says a press release. “There was an outpouring of sadness form community members and business owners at the cancellation of the race. As restrictions have eased and potential fines became irrelevant, organizers worked fast to bring the beloved race back to Downer Avenue this year.”