The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic is a UCI 1.1 and USA Cycling Pro-Road Tour sanctioned Road Race. Athletes from around the cycling world travel to Winston-Salem to collect UCI points and over twenty five thousand dollars in prize money. The race circuit consists of a challenging route that travels over 8.5 Miles around our lovely city.The Winston-Cycling Classic Road Race begins at 10:00 AM and should be finished @ 6:30 PM. The race itself travels in an envelope of protection by police vehicles and moto-marshalls. As a reminder this group traveling around town creates “rolling enclosures”. Intersections along the entire route remain open until the “peloton” reaches that spot. At each intersection throughout Winston Salem there will be a WSPD officer manning that intersection and when the “peleton” arrives they will hold the traffic until the cyclists pass through. For the four years previously of the event the police have reported back that the longest an intersection has been held has been 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Aside from Patterson Street between 5th St and 4th St the entire route remains OPEN. All we ask is that you travel in a clock wise manner so that you do not travel in an opposing direction of the cyclists. WSPD will allow you to travel clockwise along the route however we ask that you take the next closest street that will get you to your location to limit active time on the route.
FOR DETAILED MAP AND TURN BY TURN INFORMATION:
Winston -Salem Road Race Map
It takes 20 minutes for the “peleton” to travel around for one lap, so there is a good chance that you could easily travel to downtown Winston Salem and not even come across the bikes. Please come down and watch some amazing athletes. Also, The City of Winston-Salem will be hosting Walk & Roll during the race during 1pm – 4pm in and around Bailey Park. Entertainment during the race will be provided by Gears and Guitars Music Festival.
WHERE TO WATCH along the course:
-Feed Zone on Research Parkway/Long Branch Trail
-Camino Bakery or Twin City Hive at Brookstown Ave. & Marshall St.
-Mozelle’s or Fourth St. Filling Station at 4th & Summit Sts.
-Hanes Park at Glade & Hawthorne
-The Tap at Reynolda Rd. & West End Blvd.
-Hill climb at Pilot View & Summit St.
– Any Downtown business on 4th St. between Summit & Main St.