WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Thousands of people came to downtown Winston-Salem over Memorial Day Weekend for the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. The crowds included many spectators and participants from around the world.

Womble Bond Dickinson was a sponsor of the professional cycling event. The event featured one of only two UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) category 1.1 road races in the United States, as well as USA Cycling Pro Road Tour (PRT) / USA Crit Series Criterium races for men and women.

In addition to the racing, the Gears & Guitars Music Festival took part in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. Such acts as Cold War Kids, Blues Traveler and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit performed at this year’s festival.