With news of the UCI Worlds coming to Richmond, it has become the talk of the town. What is true and what is not? Send us any rumors you’ve heard and we’ll post whether it is fact or fiction.
Rumor: Pedestrians won’t be able to cross a street on the race course. Not true! Pedestrian crossing is available at various locations along the race course. Look for course marshals who will assist pedestrians with the right time and location to cross.
Rumor: Vehicles, like cars and trucks, won’t be able to cross the race course. Vehicular crossing will be at designated points on the race course throughout each day of the race. The main course crossings are at the following locations:
Visit the Richmond 2015 website to see course crossings by day. If you need to leave during race times, use vehicular course crossings and allow extra time as you will need to wait until the course is clear of cyclists.
Rumor: It will be impossible to travel downtown. Roads closures are inevitable for an event of this size and scope. However, VCU is working on a variety of both written and visual strategies to help the VCU community maneuver around campus efficiently during the bike race.
Rumor: All classes are cancelled. Actually, reading days for Monroe Park Campus have been scheduled for Sept. 19-27; however, all students in the health sciences schools should contact their administration for specific scheduling during the bike race.
Rumor: Residence halls will be closed. All VCU residence halls will be open during the championships so that all students can have the opportunity to participate in the event, through volunteer work or through credited course work.
Rumor: I should not come downtown or to VCU during the event. VCU is creating for-credit opportunities to get involved and is encouraging staff, faculty and students to volunteer for this exciting international event.
Rumor: Parking will not be available. If you currently have a parking subscription to one of the VCU parking locations, you will have a place to park. Use the VCU Navigate tool to help you find the best way to get you where you need to be on campus, including directions to parking decks and lots.
Rumor: The Campus Connector and other RamRide routes won’t be running during the event. Use the vcu.transloc.com to locate RamRide stops and routes:
Campus Connector will run three buses each day (including weekends), 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and will run at half-hour intervals, based on traffic flow. These times are approximate Two stops:
A/I Lot will run four buses Monday-Friday (no weekend service), 5 a.m.-8 p.m., and will run at 15-minute intervals, based on traffic flow. Stops include:
M Lot will run two buses Monday-Friday (no weekend service), 5 a.m.-Midnight, and will run at half-hour intervals, based on traffic flow. Stops include:
Rumor: More reading days are scheduled for later this fall. Not the case. The reading days that are typically scheduled for October each semester have been moved to September to accommodate the bike race. Review the fall 2015 academic calendar.