The NorthBeast Cycling Classic takes place this weekend and will affect traffic in and around Mt. Airy and Cornelia.
The two-day event, sponsored by Piedmont University’s cycling team, is scheduled to include a road race on March 18 and a criterium on March 19.
Saturday’s races begin at 8 a.m. at Habersham Ninth Grade Academy and will run throughout most of the day. Cyclists will travel a course that includes Camp Creek Road and Dicks Hill Parkway.
Sunday’s criterium will be in downtown Cornelia. Portions of the following roads will be closed for the event starting at 7 a.m.:
- Clarkesville Street
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
- Elrod Street
- 2nd Street
Parking for the criterium will be located at the Train Depot at 102 Grant Place in downtown Cornelia.
Drivers are urged to use caution and use alternate routes for the cyclists’ safety.