Saturday September 10th

Criterium Racing, Festival and Live Music at Bailey Park

The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic course has become known for its challenging route that loops up and around Bailey Park, offering some of the most exciting bike racing in the country.

Watch pros and amateurs compete all day and take in the extra entertainment at the festival in Bailey Park all afternoon.

We’ll have plenty of food trucks and a beer garden too so plan to spend the day.

Then, stick around for our FREE (yes, FREE) concert into the night!

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Criterium Racing

We’re taking it up a notch with the racing this year too!  We’ll be adding some excitement to our legendary WS Cycling Classic course this year, starting and ending on the Vine Street hill!  Our VIP area will move into that section as well, providing great views of new racing dynamics and opening up all of Bailey Park for our festival.

Amateur Criterium Racing: 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM.

Professional Criterium Racing: 4:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Schedule subject to change.

Weather Advisory: We will race rain or shine.  Due to the threat of inclement weather, race registration will be located inside the Allegacy Credit Union branch at Patterson and 5th.

Race Routes:

Course 1:

Course 2:

Category Distance Start Time End TimeTotal PayoutEntry Fee (1)
Juniors (10-14)30 Minutes8:00 AM8:30 AMMedals / 3$15
Junior (15-16 Cat 4/ Novice)30 Minutes8:00 AM8:30 AMMedals / 3$15
Men Cat 4/ Novice 30 Minutes8:40 AM9:10 AM$250 / 3$25
Master’s 55+30 Minutes9:20 AM9:50 AM$300 / 3$35
Master’s 45+ 30 Minutes10:00 AM10:30 AM$300 / 3$35
Women Cat 4/ Novice30 Minutes10:40 AM11:10 AM$250 / 3$25
Course Closed (Reset)40 Minutes11:10 AM11:50 AM
Master’s 35+40 Minutes11:55 AM12:35 PM$300 / 3$35
Juniors (15-16 Cat 1-4)

Juniors (17-18)
40 Minutes12:50 PM1:30 PM$1,000 / 10
Women Cat 3/440 Minutes1:45 PM2:25 PM$300 / 3$35
Women Cat 1/240 Minutes1:45 PM2:25 PM$400 / 3$35
Men Cat 3/445 Minutes2:40 PM3:25 PM$300 / 3$35
Men Cat 2/345 Minutes3:40 PM4:25 PM$400 / 3$35
Pro Women Cat 1/260 Minutes5:00 PM6:00 PM$12,500 / 25 (2)$0
Pro Men Cat 1/275 Minutes6:30 PM7:45 PM$12,500 / 25 (3)$0
(1) Entry fees increase by $10 after 6PM on Friday, September 9
(2) Courtesy of Novant Health Women’s Health
(3) Courtesy of Riazzi Rhyne & Swaim Investment Group


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Free Live Music

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

With help from our friends at Lidl, this year’s concert is free and open to the public all night long! And we’re bringing back one of our favorites this year – Better than Ezra!

Weather Advisory:  We will race, ride and rock & roll – rain or shine. In the event of lightning, we will delay 30 minutes from the last lightning strike, then resume the show.  Umbrellas are welcome, but tents are not allowed.  

Performances by:

Better Than EzraBetter Than Ezra
The return of an enduring force in rock music since the early 1990’s with major billboard hits like “Good”.

1990’s Indie rock band with hits including “If You Could Only See”.

Cowboy MouthCowboy Mouth
Dishes up a highly entertaining and unique style of Rock and Roll gumbo.

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