Gear up for the fifth annual Gears and Guitars Fest in downtown Winston-Salem — the biggest party on two wheels!

Hosted in downtown’s Innovation Quarter, Gears & Guitars is an outdoor concert series held in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, Sept. 24-26, 2021.

This year’s festival also includes the USA CRITS Series Championship on Friday, Sept. 24, followed by the International Crit Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26.

Don’t miss a minute of the action—all three days will be streamed live on USACRITS.tv.


Make the most of your event-filled weekend by planning a three-day getaway to Winston-Salem.

By day, cheer on athletes as they compete in one of the country’s most coveted professional cycling competitions. By night, join fellow music lovers at Bailey Park for concerts featuring nationally recognized recording artists.

  • The music line-up and ticket sales will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
  • Special hotel packages will be offered at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel and the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown—just steps away from the festivities.
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