In a statement released through his press office on Tuesday, Mayor Michael Nutter said that Philadelphia was "committed … to working toward securing a major pro cycling event in 2014."
“… We are committed to working with the very best promoters to develop a complete event in 2014 that will reestablish our city as a world-class cycling destination,” he said in a release. "In 2014, we will be back with a premier international, professional cycling race, but we’ll also be honoring the importance of the bicycle as a major form of transportation in the 21st Century.”
The Mayor's full statement can be seen here.
It is unclear at this time what this means for the Friday meeting announced Monday by the Manayunk Development Corporation and Congressman Bob Brady.
Read more about the 2013 Manayunk Bike Race here:
- Bike Race Cancelled in 2013
- Coalition to Try and Save Race
- Money Main Reason Behind Pulled Race