Alabama Cycling ClassicThe annual Alabama Cycling Classic is set for April 8 and 9, 2017, in Anniston, Alabama. This Professional Road Tour draws top teams from around the U.S. as well as international talent to two different races, the Sunny King Criterium on Saturday and the McClellan Road Race on Sunday. Professional, junior and amateur riders compete.
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Sunny King Criterium and Noble Street Festival
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Noble Street, Downtown Historic District
During the .71 mile Sunny King Criterium, cyclists sprint through Anniston’s downtown historic district while the locals enjoy the Noble Street Festival, which offers samplings of local cuisine, art and music, a kid’s zone, and cycling events designed for the whole family. Link to festival map.
Taste on Noble
A signature attraction of the Noble Street Festival, “Taste on Noble” will feature a dozen of our community’s restaurants. Each will offer a delectable menu for you and your family to enjoy as you experience the festival and take in the Sunny King Criterium racing action. The restaurants will line Noble Street, just off 11th Street.
Enjoy a snack, lunch or dinner while strolling about Downtown Anniston, or relax for a sit-down at one of the many dining tables. Please join us, and dine outdoors while enjoying the fast-paced bike races, fun kids’ activities, and the crafts of local and regional artists…all within footsteps of each other.
Cooter Brown's Rib Shack
Mad Hatter Cupcakes
Bonnie Ray's Bake Shoppe
Southern Girl Coffee Company
ARTS, CRAFTS, BUSINESS, AND NONPROFIT VENDORS
Enjoy a mix of our area's top artists, entrepreneurs, and charitable organizations as you walk along Anniston's historic Noble Street.
Children of all ages can enjoy:
- Starshine Face Painting
- Home Depot Kids Workshop
- Junior League of Anniston-Calhoun County's Kids in the Kitchen
- Sam the Balloon Man
- Tea Cup Ride
- Swing Ride
- Inflatable Laser Tag
- Thomas the Train
- Star Wars Characters
Scion Kidzone tickets may be purchased from designated BB&T tents throughout the festival from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets will be sold in strips of 17 tickets for $20, 13 tickets for $15, and 4 tickets for $5. Unused tickets may not be returned for refund.
Mellow Mushroom Mad Dash
KidZone Registration Form to compete in kid races
McClellan Road Race
Sunday, April 9, 2017
McClellan and Choccolocco
On Sunday, cyclists are treated to the McClellan Road Race, a grueling 22-mile loop through the beautiful foothills of the Appalachians.
McClellan Road Race
For more information, visit online at annistoncycling.com or contact the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at (256) 237-3536 for information on visiting Anniston.