Monday, May 30, 2016
Winston-Salem Cycling Classic 2016
Winston-Salem is becoming quite a cycling hub, drawing professional and amateur enthusiasts both nationally and internationally. The week leading up to and including Memorial Day made this status darned clear, as the 2016 of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic was held. Race courses were set up downtown (including the Holly Avenue Neighborhood and Spring Street), in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter on the east side of downtown, through the West End and Buena Vista Neighborhoods, and out in the town of Lewisville on our western edge.
I think this was actually two major cycling events occurring, officially called the Volkswagen USA Cycling Masters and Para-Cycling Road National Championships and the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road Race and Time Trial National Championships. That's a mouthful.
Spring Street was part of two Saturday morning criterium race courses, and I enjoyed my morning coffee and snapping some photos as these athletes sped by.
One of these days, Winston-Salem will become the official home of the National Cycling Center, taking over a wonderful old building (most recently, a furniture store, I think) on Liberty Street.