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      Big bike race and blocked streets

      Hundreds of bikes will be racing through downtown Albany for the Albany Unchained bike race this weekend.

      So far 464 are registered for the race, that TMs a jump from the 325 last year.

      Rashelle Beasley with the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau said that is a huge amount for us for the 10 years that we've been holding the bike race.

      Last year this event brought in $200,000 for the weekend and since there's more people, the CVB is expecting more money.

      Beasley said, With the numbers we projected, we're looking upwards of a $300,000 economic impact for the weekend.

      She adds the start & finish line will be around the corner from Washington Street and Pine Avenue, as the race will come down Pine Avenue, up Front Street and Broad street, then around Jackson Street and back down Pine Avenue.

      As for parking, find it when you can.

      Beasley said, Park in the spaces that are available that are outside of the course and again we'll let people come through if they have to go to the library, Subway, Our Daily Bread, establishments like those.

      The first race starts at 8 a.m. and the last race ends at 5 p.m. so be sure to keep these blocked roads in mind.