Although the state and the city of Richmond have already spent $2 million preparing for UCI, the economic impact the UCI bike race will have on the city is still unknown.
Local and international businesses alike are gearing up to fill some long-abandoned storefronts around Richmond for a pop-up vendor event during the bike race.
For an unconventional place to lock up cycles around the city, the Go Bike! project has facilitated the design of 30 individually designed bike racks to be installed all throughout Richmond.
As this semester comes to a close, VCU has its eyes on September when thousands of spectators plan to watch the Union Cycliste Internationale bike race rip through Richmond.