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North Carolina-based music and biking competition set to return 

North Carolina-based music and biking competition set to return 

The “largest get together on two wheels” is returning to North Carolina later this summer time. Gears and Guitars, a multi-day music and biking competition, will happen in Winston-Salem in the course of the weekend of September Sep 11. The occasion will function skilled and beginner bike racing, group bike rides, and nationwide dwell music acts all through the weekend.  Of explicit observe for cyclists is the difficult criterium circuit round Bailey Park, which pulls bikers from around the globe. 

“It’s our means of serving to assist the eating places and bars and companies alongside 4th avenue and

celebrating the nice metropolis that Winston-Salem is,” said Ray Boden, COO of the occasion. “We’re going to provide folks one thing actually distinctive and enjoyable to observe—and take part in too in the event that they’d like.”

This 12 months, organizers plan to “take it up a notch” from final 12 months’s occasion that was contracted as a consequence of Covid-19. The weekend kicks off on Friday with Streets of Fireplace, a drag race-style avenue dash that heats down 4th Road all night, with free dwell music from big-name artists alongside the aspect avenue. 

Saturday will convey racers to the occasion’s unique stomping grounds at Bailey Park for criterium racing all day for amateurs and professionals. Sunday will function group biking celebrations which are open to anybody and afternoon actions can even embrace a motorcycle rodeo for teenagers. Every evening will supply thrilling actions, distributors, and dwell music. Acts on the invoice embrace Bahamas, Higher Than Ezra, Cowboy Mouth, and Dawes. 

“We actually need to embrace all that’s occurring with biking in our metropolis and let all the world organizations which are concerned actually shine,” said Michael Hosey, the occasion’s director of group engagement. “It’s a fantastic alternative for everybody to convey out their bike, benefit from the day collectively and have fun the wholesome, energetic, and vibrant group we’ve right here. We’re anticipating a variety of biking fans and leisure riders to come back out and spend the entire weekend having fun with the wide selection of occasions.”

Registration for the group Fondo rides opens on April 4th at Plans are for race registrations to open on the positioning on Might 1, adopted shortly thereafter with bulletins on all of the music lineups. 

Extra info may be discovered on the plans for the total weekend at, or by following the Gears & Guitars social feeds.

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