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Professional Cycling Returns to Philly in 2018!

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Professional road racing is returning to Philadelphia after a one-year hiatus. The UCI 1.1 Independence Classic is scheduled for June 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA, as officially announced in September 2017.

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caption: In this June 5, 2016 file photo local pro-cyclist and favorite Robin Carpenter of team Holowesko/Citadel waves during the rider presentation at the start of the 2016 Philadelphia Cycling Classic.(Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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caption: In this June 7, 2015 file photo pro-cyclist competing in the Parx Casino Cycling Classic are seen attacking at the steepest section of the Manayunk Wall. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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caption: In this June 1, 2014 file photo Evelyn Stevens is seen celebrating on the podium after winning the 2014 Parx Casino Cycling Classic in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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With a three-decade history of being named one of the major one-day race events in the USA, The former Philadelphia International Cycling Classic (A.K.A Manayunk Wall Bike Race) is held on a 12.3 miles long lap, partly urban, partly hilly roads, mostly in the NorthWest Section of Philadelphia, PA.

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In Mt. Airy, It Takes A Village To Keep The Village [PHOTO ESSAY]

A SEPTA train on the Chestnut Hill West line crosses Mt Pleasant Avenue as it is on its way to Center City. The trestle is part of the Mural Arts Program and made possible with support of Mt Airy residents, (including Ken Weinstein). - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/everyzip/zip-photo-essay-in-mt-airy-it-takes-a-village-to-keep-the-village-19119/#sthash.Q360f7DJ.dpuf
A SEPTA train on the Chestnut Hill West line crosses Mt Pleasant Avenue as it is on its way to Center City. The trestle is part of the Mural Arts Program and made possible with support of Mt Airy residents, (including Ken Weinstein). (©2016, Bastiaan Slabbers)

When we moved from the Netherlands to Philadelphia six years ago, my wife and I first landed in Fishtown. It’s a nice neighborhood if you are young, but for us, eventually, Mt. Airy in Northwest Philly beckoned.
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