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Gears & Guitars 2023
August 4 - August 6Varies
The biggest party on two wheels! Gears and Guitars is back in 2023 for it’s tenth year! One of the country’s most prestigious cycling events combined with live music for a weekend of exciting racing, local riding and a full weekend of FREE live music from big name bands.
Friday, August 4th: Streets of Fire presented by Audi Winston-Salem
7-9 p.m. Join us as we light up the night along 4th street in downtown Winston-Salem for dragrace-style street sprints! The night will feature both professional and amateur categories in a competitively charged atmosphere along restaurant row.
7-10 p.m. We’ll have free live music all evening and dancing in the streets once the racing concludes! Performances by Cracker and Nine Days.
Saturday, August 5th: Fondos, Criterium Racing and Live Music at Bailey Park
It’s a full day of cycling fun! Our Fondos will depart from Bailey Park in the morning. Pick from two road distances and two greenway / gravel distances. The racing will heat up all afternoon with the famed WS Cycling Classic men’s and women’s races capping off the action. We’ll have food trucks and a beer garden (for adults 21+) all afternoon.
6-11 p.m. Make sure to stick around for the FREE concert into the night! Performances by Soul Asylum and Dishwalla.
Sunday, August 6th: Gears & Guitars Afterparty
12- 4 p.m. Join us in the Coalpit at Bailey Park for more free live local music on Sunday. Grab a cold beer from our friends at Incendiary, relax and celebrate! This year’s local lineup is super strong with performances from Wafer Thin, The Hollirockets and Dead Drag Moon.