The new course for the Manayunk Bike Race was announced Tuesday featuring a more compact race after the future of the race was threatened earlier this year.
The new course will start on the Manayunk wall loop around to Kelly Drive through East Falls then back again down Main Street.
The new race will be sponsored by Parx Casino after the old race had trouble finding a corporate sponsor.
There will be two races held on June 2. The first race will start at 8:30 a.m. where female riders will do the 12-mile loop five times.
The men's race is set to start after the women's race finishes, and they will complete the loop 10 times.
Race organizers are excited because for the first time ever, the $60,000 in prize money will be split evenly between the men's and women's competition.
To read more about the Manayunk Bike Cancellation and rebirth please see the following stories:
- Organizers Cancel Manayunk Bike Race
- Manayunk Bike Race Back on for 2013