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Friday, July 31, 2009

Smarty Sponsor: Hanes Park Classic

By Guest Blogger Ann U

Looking for a fun day for the whole family? Mark your calendar for next weekend and check out the Hanes Park Classic, presented by First Community Bank, which will take place on Sunday, August 9 in Winston-Salem. Organized by, a nonprofit based in Winston-Salem that promotes bike safety for all ages, the Hanes Park Classic has been a premiere sporting event in Winston for over 30 years!

This event is fast paced and fun! Your family will be able to watch men’s and women’s professional cycling races as well as amateur races. The races go on all day (from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.) around Hanes Park so you can catch the high speed bike racers zipping around the park as well as enjoy a bunch of free, family events that occur throughout the day, in addition to the competitive races. The professional men’s race (they go the fastest) will start a little after 3 p.m. I think your kids will love watchign this one!

Great events for kids include a Kid’s Bike Race, which will take place at 2:45 p.m. There also will be a Bike Rodeo sponsored by Salem Academy, which is a series of activities arranged in an obstacle course to foster learning about bike safety and cycling fun! The Bike Rodeo will take place from 1-4 p.m. and is a great way to make sure your kids know how to bike safely!

There also will be a “Kid’s Zone” from 12 to 5 p.m., sponsored by Brenner Children’s Hospital, with lots of fun things for kids to do including an interactive experience with the Brenner Transport Team, who will have an ambulance on hand. The Winston-Salem Fire Department will be there with a fire truck and Sparky the Fire Dog. There also will be a YMCA Bounce House, activities and representatives from the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks, a Rock Wall to climb, Salem Gym Fit will be there with activities for kids, and Bolt, the Dash Mascot will be on hand. There will be additional fun kid’s activities along with food available for purchase.

My daughter had a great time last year, watching the racers as well as enjoying the kid’s activities. It’s a great way to spend a summer day in Winston! To find out more, please visit


The Wyatts said...

We have attended the past few years and the entire family (children ages 7-13)always has the best time. I would encourage families to stop by for at least a little while.

Sandy said...

We will be there!

Anonymous said...

We went to this last weekend, and although it was hot, it was FUN!

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