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Why no room at the inn?

Rashelle Beasley, Dir. Albany Visitors Bureau Rashelle Beasley, Dir. Albany Visitors Bureau

Albany rolls out the red carpet for visitors this weekend. Family fun events fill Albany hotels and will give a boost to local businesses.

Albany's 10th annual bike race kicks off at 8 AM Saturday with many races throughout the day. The pros kick off their five state Southeast Regional Series (SRS) race on Washington and Pine at 3:30 with a $10,000 prize package on the line.

There will also be a 9pm after party. One fun event will be a youth competition of painters at the art part starting at 10.

The action picks back up with a bike race in Lee County on Sunday. Spectators are encouraged to fill the streets.

"Most of our hotels are full which is a great economic impact for us. We're looking at over a $250,000 impact just from the bike race alone," Rashelle Beasley, Dir. Albany Visitors Bureau.

The SRS racers will head to Huntsville next then on to Knoxville, TN then Greenville SC and finish the 5 state race in Asheville NC.

The race starting line is on Washington and Pine

Roads will be closed early Saturday May 17th from Washington to Pine and Front to Broad, Jackson to Pine.

Plus all 4 Dougherty County High Schools will celebrate their graduates at the civic center starting at 9PM

For more information on all the festivities go to Visit Albany GA facebook page, click on www.visitalbanyga.com or call the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau at 317-4760


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