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Capitol Campus to close roads for bike race Saturday

The Capital Stage Race, a three-stage, two-day bike race held in the Olympia area, will close some Capitol Campus roads on Saturday.

The first stage of the race will close Deschutes Parkway — from near Fifth Avenue to the Interstate 5 and State Route 101 interchange — from about 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The second stage, the Capital Criterium, will close all or portions of several west campus streets from about 2 to 9:30 p.m. including: Capitol Way from Sid Snyder Avenue to Union Avenue; the north and south diagonals; the Winged Victory traffic circle; the north half of Cherry Lane; Water Street, from near the greenhouses to the General Administration Building; and Union Avenue from Columbia Street to Capitol Way.

The third stage of the race, which will be held on Sunday, will not affect the campus, but it could affect drivers elsewhere. It is a 90-mile loop covering roads throughout South Sound.