Each year a group cycling enthusiasts converge on a junkyard in North Philadelphia to race each other on dirt paths winding between junk cars at the annual Bilenky Cyclocross event.
Participants race on all sorts of bikes, including homemade “funnies,” over a course that takes them under, over and around vehicles parked on the junkyard. The venue is between the railroad tracks and the bicycle factory of Bilenky Cycle Works in North Philadelphia.
Aurélien Passeron of France decompresses after finishing fourth in the 2013 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.
This photo is originally published as part of the live coverage of the 2013 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org