Welcome from the Founder

On behalf of The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, I welcome all the professional and amateur cyclists from the US and all over the world to the Western Piedmont area of North Carolina. While biased, I believe you will find the terrain in our region provides some the most beautiful and challenging cycling roads in the country.

As chair of the local organizing committee of the 2018 Winston Salem Cycling Classic UCI 1.1 and 1.1 races and criterium. We are excited to have each of you here in Winston-Salem, NC.  The city of Winston Salem, with its rich history for cycling and recognized as the city of Arts and Innovation, is prepared to make your visit enjoyable and worthwhile.

The Winston Salem Cycling Classic, USA Cycling, and the National Cycling Center recognize our many corporate sponsors including BMW, Carolinas Pain Institute, Boston Scientific Inc., Wake Forest Baptist Health, Novant Health, Flow Motors, Ortho Carolina, Crumbly Roberts, Piedmont Triad Anesthesia and many others.  We wouldn’t be able to host and support such dynamic and exciting cycling races without their generous support. In addition we would like to thank the City of Winston-Salem for it’s support and assistance.

In summary, I wish each of you the best of luck during your time in Winston-Salem. I know you will represent yourselves well as devoted cyclists and dedicated racers while exhibiting top-level sportsmanship. Please practice safe cycling as your top priority and best of luck to everyone.

Dr. Richard Rauck