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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Professional Cycling Teams from 10 Countries Showcase Top Talent at Fourth Annual Winston-Salem Cycling Classic
Camel City Dispatch
May 25, 2016

Organizers of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic have confirmed 34 top professional cycling teams representing 10 countries have accepted invitations to race May 29-30, 2016. Seven criterium races will be held for junior, amateur and professional women and men on Sunday, May 29, followed by the internationally-sanctioned road races for professional women and men on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.

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Gears and Guitars Bringing Big Names to Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem Journal
May 19, 2016

Gears and Guitars, a new music festival linked to the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, begins this weekend as one of the city’s largest concert events, bringing in current hit makers, rising stars and old favorites for more than a week of shows.

“If your favorite band isn’t playing here this year, you should come out to see the big spectacle,” said Ray Boden, the festival’s executive producer. “And maybe next year, one of your favorite bands might be here.”

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