The Joe Martin Stage Race began as the Fayetteville Spring Classic
in 1978. Joe Martin served as the race director until 1988 when
he was stricken with cancer. Upon his death in 1989, the race was
renamed in his honor. Since then, the Joe Martin Stage Race has
grown into one of the top National Race Calendar (NRC) and amateur
events in the nation.
for an early photo of Joe Martin (on the left) who is pictured with
Eddy Merckx & Span Wilson at the 1982 Coors Classic in Boulder,
Colorado. And if you didn't notice, take note of Joe's legs compared
to his idol, Eddy. Joe was an exceptional cyclist!
The race is now promoted and directed by All
Sports Productions, Inc., a sports event management company,
along with the Fayetteville Wheelmen / Team Athlete Forward cycling