Winston-Salem Cycling Classic

The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic had another successful year of top flight pro and amateur races. The races are held annually in Winston-Salem. They include criterium races, road races, mountain bike races. One of the longer routes includes a route from the city to Pilot Mountain.

Attached is a map of the road race.

Along with the races, there are a series of music events called Gears & Guitars. This year included Collective Soul and Bare Naked Ladies among others at the excellent Bailey Park Venue in downtown’s Innovation Quarter.


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Organic Transit Solar Bikes

Durham, NC manufacturer Organic Transit is teaming up with University of Washington-Bothell on an autonomous vehicle project. This is an Amazon funded project (Amazon-Catalyst) of $75,000.

The ELF prototypes have 9 Go-Pro cameras and can chare up to a dozen mobile phones. They can deliver up to 550 lb of cargo as opposed to a drone delivering a 5 lb package.

Your next delivery coming via this?

ELF is a solar powered car-bike hybrid.

See more on this announcement at

W. Kirk Sanders, Attorney

Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, LLP

723 Coliseum Dr. Ste. 101

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Telephone: (336)723-7200

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Bike Races & Music festival

Lots of action in Winston-Salem, especially downtown.

Bike races throughout the city. Top level bicycle racers

Get ready for the speed.

Winston-Salem Gears & Guitars

Huge weekend of bike races this weekend (Memorial Day)

Big line-up of bands downtown: Gin Blossoms, Better than Ezra, The Band Perry, OAR and more

Bike Helmet Legislation Study- Should there be laws requiring Adults to Wear?

Bike Helmet legislation to require use of the helmets causes some controversy.

NCBI studied the safety and effectiveness of bike helmets related to head injuries. It was found that bike helmets may reduce the risk of head injuries.

Five studies from North America were used. So far the helmet legislation enacted only applies to children.

Here’s an excerpt from the study:

“Adults were used as controls in four of the studies, whilst jurisdictions with no helmet legislation were used as controls in the fifth. Three of the studies reported on changes in head injury rates and three reported on changes in helmet use. There were no included studies reporting change in bicycle use or other adverse consequences of legislation. In two studies, statistically significant decreases in head injuries were reported following the implementation of helmet legislation compared with controls, whilst one reported a non-statistically significant decline. Bicycle helmet use increased statistically significantly post-legislation in all three of the studies reporting on helmet use.


Bicycle helmet legislation appears to be effective in increasing helmet use and decreasing head injury rates in the populations for which it is implemented. However, there are very few high quality evaluative studies that measure these outcomes, and none that reported data on an possible declines in bicycle use.”

Should there be statutes requiring adults wear bike helmets? Is it a question of personal responsibility?

For more information on the study go to:

Figure 1 Bike Helmet Legislation

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Results for 2014 Winston-Salem Cycling Classic

Two American riders, Travis McCabe and Shelly Olds, won Friday at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic in North Carolina.

The UCI and National Racing Calendar (NRC) women’s race was the first of two professional cycling events Friday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Olds (of team AlĂ© Cipollini-Galassia) was victorious in a bunch sprint finale in front of Canadian Joelle Numainville (Team: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Eugenia Bujak of Poland (Team: BTC City Ljubljana) at the end of the 91-kilometer race that comprised eight laps of an 11.5-km circuit.

Olds said: “It’s probably my favorite win of the year by far.” “It’s my country and I never get to race here. Now, to see some riders racing over here that I normally see in Europe, it kind of mixes up the whole dynamic of the racing. You don’t just have American style racing or European racing. You have a combination of both. It makes it much more exciting. It was really fun.”


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Bike-Car Hybid Manufacturer Elf looking to expand

Organic Transit, maker of the solar powered Elf is looking to expand. Rob Cotter, the owner, says they are receiving lots of new inquiries. The Bike-Car is getting purchased by more than just unique car collectors like Jerry Seinfeld. Per Cotter “It’s big in Canada” where they like some protection from the weather when biking.

The company is getting thousands of inquiries to purchase and needs to expand to handle potential purchasers.

W. Kirk Sanders, Attorney

Bicycle Attorney

Sanders Law Firm, PLLC

326 N. Spring Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Telephone: (336)724-4707

Facsimile: (336)724-2077

Olympic cycling facility could open in downtown Winston-Salem

Reported in Triad Business Journal and W-S Journal is that Winston-Salem could be the site for an Olympic cycling facility. Steve Johnson of USA Cycling said “I believe this building has wonderful potential to develop the programs necessary to become an elite training facility, as well as serve the local community and region in general population health and wellness,”

The goal would be getting USOC approval so that renovations could begin by late summer and have the facility operational in 2015, Rick Rauck said. Dr. Rauck is the lead supporter of the Winston-Salem Classic to be held April 18 & 19, its second year.

The proposed space is at 505 N. Liberty Street in Winston-Salem. It’s a 42,000 sf building across from the Millenium Center. Per Mr. Johnson, one of the reasons this site is being considered is “the Southeast has clearly become a fast-growing center for cycling in the past few years.”

For more information, see the W-S Journal article

More on the Winston-Salem Classic: The event is one of 16 National Criterium Calendar events and one of 11 USA Crit Series professional road bike races in America. The event also is one of only nine National Racing Calendar professional road bike races, and one of only two Union Cycliste Internationale road races for women in the country. There will be $50,000 in prize money. bike lawyer nc

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