Columbia County to Host USA Cycling Events
13 Jun, 2018
The Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to welcome the USA Cycling & Para-Cycling Masters Road National Championship, June 13-17, 2018 to Fort Gordon. The five-day event will take place at Fort Gordon and Downtown Augusta. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, June 13th: Para-Cycling Road Race National Championship and on Fort Gordon
Thursday, June 14th: Para-Cycling & Cycling Individual Time Trial National Championships on Fort Gordon
Friday, June 15th - Saturday, June 16th: Cycling Masters Road Race National Championship on Fort Gordon
Sunday, June 17th: Masters Criterium National Championship in Downtown Augusta
The Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to sponsor this event being hosted by the Augusta Sports Council. The event is expected to bring in 1,200 cyclists staying in area hotels. The economic impact to the region is estimated to be $1,745,044.27 with an impact of approximately $528,801.27 in Columbia County alone.
"We are very excited to have USA Cycling back," says Shelly Blackburn, Executive Director of the Columbia County CVB. "This is a great opportunity for us to showcase the best Columbia County has to offer. We are thrilled to welcome the thousands of friends, families and media representatives to our community for these exciting events. "
USA Cycling Vice President of USA Cycling, Chuck Hodges says, "USA Cycling is excited to return to Augusta for the 2018 Masters and Para-Cycling Road National Championships. Last year once again proved Augusta to be a premier spot for cycling. We're looking forward to another successful event in June."
USA Cycling, The Augusta Sports Council and the Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau are partnering with the following Columbia County hotels for this event:
Holiday Inn Augusta West | Para-cycling Host Hotel
Many volunteers are needed for this event. For more information on volunteering, please contact Michelle Naval 706.722.8326 x1.
For more information on the event visit: https://legacy.usacycling.org/2018/para-road, https://legacy.usacycling.org/2018/masters-road-nationals or www.augustasportscouncil.org.