September 24th-26th, 2021

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, one of the country’s most-prestigious professional cycling events, will be held September 24th-26th, 2021, in downtown Winston-Salem. Friday the 23rd will feature the 2021 USA CRITS Series Finals along with showcase races as part of the International Crit Challenge. Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th the International Crit Challenge will take place along with a full slate of amateur racing. 

This is the first year Winston-Salem has hosted the USA CRITS Finals. 24 USA CRITS D1 teams will battle across the US all season with the winner of the Series’ team and jersey competitions determined in Winston-Salem Friday night. 

The International Crit Challenge invites teams from around the world to visit Winston-Salem to take on USA CRITS D1 teams in a two day competition for our ICC Championship Belt. Amateur events will include two full days criterium racing Saturday and Sunday.  

All three days will be streamed live on

All events will be held in and around Bailey Park in downtown Winston Salem’s Innovation Quarter.

As part of the weekend’s events, Winston-Salem Cycling will also host its 6th annual Gears & Guitars Music Festival Friday September 24th – Sunday September 26th. 

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