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Nutter: We Will Have a Race in 2014

The Mayor released a statement about the cancellation of the Manayunk Bike Race on Tuesday.

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
joe herkness January 23, 2013 at 05:44 PM
Be careful Manayunk! Please be vigilant. Cities or neighborhoods do not change overnight; it is always one huge event, or one business at a time. It can be one foreclosure on a block, a home in disrepair, or quality of life crimes that seem all too frequent. By themselves they can be handled, but in reality they are components of a deadly formula that should serve as a clarion call for action from our political leadership at ALL levels. Please be vigilant Manayunk! What can be done? In the short-run get behind Congressman Brady who is attempting to redress the project. He was a political-fixer long before he was a congressman; he can help... Please be vigilant Manayunk! yours in support, Joe Herkness, Citizen

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