Manayunk Bike Race 2013: New Route, Sponsors

New information about the newly-created Philly Cycling Classic came out Thursday.

Thursday was a big day in the future of the 2013 Manayunk Bike Race, now being called the Philly Cycling Classic. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know about this year's race in the Northwest:

It Won't Be As Long: As this story on CBS Philly reports, the bike race is expected to be a far cry from the 156-mile bike race of years past. The new race is expected to be between 115 and 120 miles long and will touch Roxborough and East Falls in its new course. Read their full story here.

Sponsorships Are Coming In: As we reported This new, smaller race already has two sponsors. New Penn Financial and Parx Casino are both reportedly on board, and while New Penn Financial's exact financial commitment isn't known, Parx is reportedly spending $250,000 on the race this year.

We will continue to post updates as they come in. In the meantime, here's a look at the whole bike race story on Patch.

  • Organizers Cancel Bike Race
  • Lack of Funds Behind Bike Race Getting Axed
  • Nutter: We Will Have a Race in 2014
  • Video: Brady Talks After Race Meeting
  • What the City is Saying about the Bike Race
  • Brady Says Bike Race is Back in 2013
ML February 08, 2013 at 02:52 PM
" ... a far cray ..." I'm gonna ball so hard during this race. OMG! Watch the throne!
Kevin February 08, 2013 at 03:43 PM
What exactly is the new course? The link (cbs philly) is vague and only mentions that the new route will "veer into the Roxborough and East Falls neighborhoods."
ML February 08, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Roxborough Patch, always the best and most informative reporting.


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