The second annual Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic is set for June 1 and this year will include an amateur mass participation ride, the Velothon Philadelphia.
The 45-kilometer Velothon Philadelphia will be the first US-based event in the International Cycling Union's Velothon Majors, race organizers announced.
The race will take place entirely on closed roads. The course includes one and a half loops of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic pro bike course, including the Manayunk Wall and Lemon Hill, according to race organizers.
"After our successful first year of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic, we committed to continue the growth of world-class cycling in Philadelphia," said Richard Adler of Liberty Sports Development, the event producer.
"Partnering with the UCI Velothon Majors and adding the inaugural Velothon Philadelphia to race weekend expands the event into more neighborhoods and allows cycling enthusiasts from around the country to join us in this annual tradition. As the first US event in this prestigious UCI Velothon Majors, joining Berlin and two other major European markets to be announced shortly, we are adding another chapter to Philadelphia's long and storied history as an international cycling destination."
Registered participants receive a package including an event medal, goody bag, chip timing, staffed aid stations as well as mechanical support provided by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
For more details and rider registration, visit www.velothon-philadelphia.com.