Philadelphia International Cycling Championship
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.
For the first time since 1985, there will not be a pro cycling race in Philadelphia the first weekend in June.
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.’
An enhanced effort to curtail drunken rowdiness will be in effect for a popular pro-cycling race in Philadelphia this weekend.
“This charity ride is for Neighborhood Bike Works,” says Jim Wiley, a local businessman and avid cyclist. The program, he explains, shows kids how to build their own bicycle from scrap parts.
The cycling world has lost a true pioneer, friend and mentor. Jerry Casale has died at the age of 71, following a lengthy illness.