The City of Richmond is hard at work preparing for the upcoming UCI Cycling Championship this September 19th-27th. Some 450,000 people are expected to attend the nine-day event and 1,000 athletes from 70 countries will participate.
Mayor Jones expects the event to bring $130 million in economic impact to the city and another $158 million to the state.
City crews are in the process of adding or improving amenities that will make Richmond a great place to bike. Paving nearly 40 lane miles, adding 20 miles of bike lanes and installing 400 bike racks along the race routes.