Every April, cyclists descend on the little town of Brookhaven, Mississippi for The Bike Crossing's annual Mississippi Gran Prix (here is their Facebook page), a three-day racing event that involves a "criterium" race around several city blocks in downtown Brookhaven, a road race, time trials, and a circuit race.
We've made it a family tradition to at least catch the criterium, and we did so last night.
I'm not sure how many laps were involved, but it was a bunch, and they happened quickly. The guys riding those bikes knew what they were doing, because although they make the corners in what seems to the untrained eyes, like mine, to be an impossibly crowded wad, we've thankfully never seen them wreck. Good thing, too, because I can't imagine the carnage were one to happen as they make any one of the corners. Here, see for yourself:
And here is the YouTube link for those for whom the embedding doesn't work:
Watching the race downtown is a great way to spend a Friday evening, and we've come to look forward to it every year.