A cycling race promoter has asked me to fly and record some of the race this weekend, and has even gotten permission for me to launch from the top of a nearby bar's rooftop. It is an open course race on city maintained roads which covers about two city blocks. I know the FAA states you cannot fly over sports events, but the way it is stated seems to indicate their intentions were for a stadium. Does anyone know if it pertains/extends to something like a bike race where there are no stands and observers are really just standing along the street on the sidewalk? I don't know of any local ordinance(s) which restricts this kind of flying.