Bike races headline busy weekend in Albany

Bike races headline busy weekend in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's going to be a busy weekend for downtown Albany with hundreds of cyclists in town for two days of races.

Those races plus high school graduations are expected to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into the city's economy.

More than 400 cyclists are in town for the events.

They kick off Saturday at 8 a.m. with time trials followed by the Criterium Race.

Rails were set up along Pine Avenue, Jackson and Washington, and Broad Street where the race takes place.

It's the 11th year Albany has hosted pro bike races and the third year the city has been part of the Southeast Regional Series.

City leaders are happy to see the tourism dollars spent on weekends like this one.

Last year's race generated close to $110,000 for the city.

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