Hills are made for cycling. They’re a good starting point for understanding how Winston-Salem is emerging as an international cycling hub.
This transformation is embodied in the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic that takes place over Memorial Day weekend and attracts 3,000 professional and amateur riders and thousands more spectators to downtown.

Among the spectators will be Richard Rauck, the Cycling Classic’s executive director. The local anesthesiologist, pain medicine physician and avid cyclist plans to pedal his blue Trek from one vantage point to the next, making sure to stop to watch cyclists grinding up the steepest climbs, such as at Manly and Summit streets.

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