Grand Rapids area hosting 2 big sporting events - Jul 27th, 2012 - Sports

The 2012 Transplant Games of America will take place this weekend. The Games will be held at Grand Valley State University and will run through next Tuesday. More than 1,000 athletes are living organ donors and recipients. The event is to raise awareness for the more than 114,000 individuals nationwide that are waiting for the transplant.

Downtown Grand Rapids will host the Grand Cycling Classic Saturday. The 6th annual race will have bikers making their way through the streets of Grand Rapids. The first event begins at 7:15 a.m. Saturday. The women's pro-am will take place at 1:45 p.m. and the men's championship final race at 3:30 p.m.