‘Fitness fan’ starts city bicycle race

‘Fitness fan’ starts city bicycle race
June 01
02:00 2017

Winston-Salem City Council Member Denise “D.D.” Adams sounded the horn to kick off the Women’s Professional Criterium portion of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic last Saturday, May 27, atBailey Park in the Innovation Quarter of downtown during Bike Month.

“As a fitness fan, I’m so proud of this event,” Adams said last week.  “It has grown every year, bringing international attention to our city and cycling.  More than the economic boost it provides, it is bringing our community closer together.  Many of the cyclists are staying in local homes and forming connections that promote international understanding and goodwill.”

Winston-Salem is home to the National Cycling Center.  Now in its fifth year, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic ran from May 27-29.  It is an international cycling event that includes men and women’s road and mountain races, men and women criterium races and a full schedule of USA Cycling sanctioned amateur racing.

“A lot of pieces have to come together to make an international event like this happen,” Adams continued.  “We have great support and cooperation from the Winston-Salem Police department, city of Winston-Salem local businesses and residents of neighborhoods on the cycling routes.  This is critical to the financial and logistical success of the event.” 

Bike Month in Winston-Salem concluded with three national cycling events. The Volkswagen USA Cycling Masters & Para-Cycling Road National Championships held May 24-28; the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road Race & Time Trial National Championships held May 28, and the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic held May 29-30. More information about these events is available at and

Bike Month was sponsored by the city of Winston-Salem, the Forsyth County Public Health Department, Active Routes to School Region 3 and Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

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