It was bike race day on Sunday and the weather couldn’t be better for the thousands of spectators and the hundreds of the best cyclists in the world competing in the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.
The women’s race will be the featured event on Sunday.
Sunday was race day in Philadelphia. Cyclists from all over the world took to the famous Manayunk Wall for the annual Philly Cycling Classic as hundreds cheered them on along their way.
It’s different from years’ past, but once again the Philly Cycling Classic focuses equally on men’s and women’s teams, with equal prize money and separate races.
Its streets are so steep, one of them is nicknamed “the Wall” and that makes the snow especially challenging.
The Philly Cycling Classic takes place On Sunday and a popular spectator spot is along the Manayunk Wall. The celebration has all ready begun at some houses along the steep hill.
If you want to tackle the famous Manayunk Wall a day before hundreds of pro cyclists get their chance, today is your day. Manayunk Fit Fest is taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be a number of bus detours around the course, so getting there could also be a challenge for spectators.
The new Manayunk-focused 12-mile circuit will start and finish atop the Wall — the 17% grade side roads in the neighborhood — off Main Street.
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The Philadelphia International Cycling Championship had the usual hold-your-breath finish on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Sunday.
This year’s Philadelphia International Cycling Championship is set for Sunday on a race course that includes the Ben Franklin Parkway, Kelly Drive, and up through the Manayunk section of town.
Many of the top cycling teams from around the world are now rolling into Philadelphia for the ‘biggest and most prestigious one-day race in the U-S.’