Philadelphia Bike Race
Philadelphia’s annual professional bicycle event has a new lease on life, and a whole new look, months after a previous sponsor didn’t renew.
The new race, called the Philly Cycling Classic, will have a shorter course that will be more concentrated in Manayunk, Roxborough, and East Falls.
Stakeholders in the big professional bike race held in Philadelphia every June are trying to figure out whether they can still stage this year’s race, one of cycling’s biggest one-day events in the United States.
Mayor Michael Nutter vows to work for the return of professional cycling to Philadelphia next year despite this year’s cancellation of a race held in the city for almost three decades.
Noting that it’s sad that steroid use went on so long in pro cycling, David Chauner, president of Pro Cycling Tour — which stages the bike race in Philadelphia every year — says cleaning up the sport sends a positive message.
Chris unveils his next event, this time with Ed Rendell, June 27th at the Constitution Center. Tickets are on sale now. He also talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup and Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about the status of Chase Utley and their upcoming series against the Dodgers.
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