Updated 9/22: UCI Road World Championships master closure and hour change list

You can’t make a Big Bike Race™ without closing a few things and extending the hours of some cool restaurants!

If you know of other closings, please submit in the comments or by emailing our editorial desk. For more Big Bike Race™ information, check out our guide.

School Systems

  • Richmond Public Schools will close Friday, September 25th for the day
  • Hanover County Schools will close Wednesday, September 23rd for the day
  • Henrico County Schools will close Wednesday, September 23rd for the day


  • VCU will not be holding classes on the Monroe Park campus between Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 27th. Residence halls will remain open. More at VCU’s “Rumor Mill” page.

Private Schools

  • Central Montessori School will close Friday, September 25th for the day
  • Orchard House School will be closed Monday, September 21st through Friday, September 25th


  • Waste collection will hover around 2:00 AM between Monday, September 21st and Thursday, September 24th. That means put your supercans out the night before, sometime before 2:00 AM.
  • The Main Richmond Library (101 E Franklin Street) will close Wednesday, September 16th and reopen September 28th.
  • DMV on Broad Street will be closed on Saturday, September 19th.
  • Library of Virginia’s second floor reading room will be closed throughout, but the first floor lobby will remain open.


Open for lunch, when they aren’t usually

  • McCormack’s Whisky Grill and McCormack’s Irish Pub
  • Amour Wine Bistro
  • Savory Grain
  • Saison
  • Comfort
  • ROX
  • Foo Dog
  • Postbellum
  • Metzger

Extended hours

  • Olio (open at 7:00 AM)
  • Bruxl (open between 11:30 AM and 11:00 PM on Saturday, September 26th and “all day” Sunday, September 27th)

Other cool restaurant things

  • Ellwood’s will open a satellite coffee/juice situation at Plant Zero
  • Pasture will have some grab-and-go options
  • Secco will be offering screw-top (thank the heavens) wine at retail prices
  • Harvest and Foo Dog will be teaming up to sell food in their alley (on the southeast side of the Laburnum/Main intersection) on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th

Performing Arts

  • Carpenter Theatre Box Office will be closed on Monday, September 21st, as well as Thursday and Friday, September 24th and 25th. As usual, tickets for all Carpenter Theatre performances may be purchased at the Altria Theater Box Office.
  • Altria Theater Box Office will operate on reduced hours, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (instead of 5:00 PM), Monday, September 21st to Friday, September 25th and will open four hours in advance of the Saturday, September 26th performance of Future.
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  1. This page is great, however what would be even more awesome would be to have a master list of UCI: what this means for me…based on where I live/work Ex. Near West End: life as usual except for Sunday the 27 around UR…Churchill: you’re never leaving home…but if you do, don’t take Broad Street…Southside: life as usual except for..
    I don’t have time or the ability to comprehend the published race schedule and map and it would nice to have shorthand list of what’s happening when and what areas those of us that tend to travel around town should avoid next week.

    Thanks for running a great webpage!

    By the way, you guys are awesome!

  2. did you look at http://navigate.richmond2015.com/navigate? Day by day guides to impact.

  3. Frazier on said:

    YES to everything Annie said.

    I have stared at the published race schedule and get more confused each time.

    Don’t forget Scott’s Addition =)

    Oh and y’all always rock.

  4. @Annie and @Frazier: Thank you! And that’s a great idea—we’re doing something a little different. Each day of the race, we’ll do a morning rundown of what to expect that day. We mostly pull it from the site that Chase references in the comment between your comments. I think the map does a pretty good job! No??

  5. I knew Orchard House School was cool, but the fact that they can close their school backwards is AMAZING!

  6. amen k. on said:

    John, those private schools learn them real well…
    (Your catch was awesome!)

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