LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Cyclists are gearing up for day two of the USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships here in Louisville.

The competition is a qualifier for some age groups for the World Championship.

A total of 850 cyclists from across the country are riding through Cherokee Park.    

"We have a great working relationship with the Louisville Sports Commission. This is probably our fourth national championship that we've had here in Louisville. So it made natural sense. Our last actual national championship here at Cherokee was in 2008 with our Masters Road Nationals. So it just made sense to come right back to a venue that we already knew and work with great partners again," said Tara McCarthy, events manager for USA Cycling National.

The cyclists are going at least 30 miles per hour during the races which takes about 4 to 4.5 hours to finish. Races continue through tomorrow.

Cherokee Park is closed until 9 p.m. tonight.

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