Because of damage in Rome and Floyd County from Wednesday’s storm, the schedule for the Clocktower Classic handcycling races has been changed. The road race originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday morning’s hill climb have been canceled.
The criterium set for 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Rome and the time trial on Technology Parkway at 10 a.m. on Sunday are still scheduled.
Saturday’s ancillary events have also been adjusted to allow attendees to support relief efforts across Floyd county.
Streets Alive, a downtown block party, will continue on Saturday as scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. with the addition of donation stations throughout Broad Street.
Northbound lanes of the 200 and 300 blocks of Broad Street will be shut down to motorized traffic until after the handcycling races are completed between 6:30 and 7 p.m.
A fundraiser scheduled in conjunction with the downtown criterium will go to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army for relief efforts in Rome and Floyd County. The party taking place in the parking lot behind Harvest Moon will feature local band Broad & Third.
“Since the catastrophic weather this week, organizers have agreed to share proceeds between Claws & Paws and local relief organizations,” said vocalist Lisa Smith.
On Thursday in Cedartown, hometown hero Krige Schabort and his team took first place honors.