Motorists are asked to drive with caution Saturday as Gran Fondo participants take to roads throughout the Alleghany Highlands.

The Gran Fondo Alleghany road bicycle race begins in downtown Covington at 7 a.m. and will end at approximately 5 p.m. in Clifton Forge.

“Cyclists will be riding on public roads throughout the day, so please use caution as you are driving,” said Josh Taylor with the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. “Riders will be scattered through the city of Covington, the town of Clifton Forge and most of Alleghany County.

“We encourage the community to come out and cheer the cyclists while still practicing safe social distancing,” Taylor added.

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