Cycling Race

The streets of Charleston will be filled with cyclists in May. They won't just be enjoying a leisurely ride along the river or stopping at restaurants, they'll be competing for a chance to race in the Olympics this summer.

The USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships is USA Cycling's premier annual road event and will serve as a qualifying event for the U.S. Olympic Team. 

Charleston Area Medical Center's doctors, nurses and other clinical professionals will be along the racecourses providing exclusive medical care to the riders.

Hundreds of cyclists, their teams and families will be in Charleston for various competitions May 14 - 19.

“CAMC has cared for the most critically injured patients in West Virginia for more than 52 years," said Glenn Crotty, Jr, MD, CAMC President and CEO. “We are proud to serve as the official medical provider of USA Cycling during its events in Charleston."

CAMC will staff a large medical center in downtown Charleston and several smaller care stations along the racecourses.

Additionally, CAMC doctors, nurses, medics and others will be a part of the caravan following riders during the races to provide necessary emergency care during the races.

"An event of this magnitude takes a lot of collaboration among willing partners. From the initial conversation, CAMC was eager to pitch in and help make these races a success. This speaks volumes about their feelings for our community. We’re grateful to have CAMC as our medical partner in 2024 and beyond, said Tim Brady, President/CEO of the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau."

CAMC is a level one trauma center. Its emergency rooms have experience treating all the injuries and illnesses the riders may face, see nearly 95,000 patients including about 2,500 trauma patients each year.

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