Auburn-Opelika, AL – The Auburn University club cycling team, known as the Auburn Flyers, is hosting their annual Auburn Flyers Cycling Weekend on February 26-27. The race will include a road race, time trial, and criterium. The Auburn-Opelika area will benefit from over 300 cyclists from the Southeast visiting for race weekend.
The Auburn Flyers Cycling team is part of the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference, and this event is a sanctioned USA Cycling race. The event is open to a variety of age categories for both men and women. Registration is open until noon on Thursday, February 24.
“After two long years off, the Auburn Flyers are thrilled to finally be hosting a road race again,” said Dixon Brown, president of the Auburn Cycling club. “Hosting a race allows the team to connect with the local Auburn community as well as our collegiate peers from across the Southeast. We are expecting a great turnout and are excited to see old faces and new racers alike.”
The criterium race will take place on Sunday in Opelika. The following roads will be closed Sunday morning starting at 7 a.m. and will reopen following the race at approximately 2 p.m.:
- 1st Avenue from 10th Street to N. 7th Street
- N. Railroad Avenue from 10th Street to N. 7th Street
- 10th Street from 1st Avenue to N. Railroad Avenue
- N. 7th Street from 1st Avenue to N. Railroad Avenue
For more information about the event, please contact Tim Molyneaux at [email protected]