The 2014 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic is a rough, but inspiring ride for the riders with one young local race team.
In this combined photo essay the events of the week are captured as the Philly based Airgas Cycling team participates in the exciting 1-day bike race in the Northwest section of the city. Two days ahead of the race the professional riders teamed up with local high school athlete cyclist for a ride in Fairmount Park
See here a photo slideshow of some of the events leading up to and including the 10lap/120mile race on Sunday when the team of young riders takes on the 17% gradient of the “Manayunk Wall”.
The route of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic is 12 miles long. Men ride ten laps for a total of 120 miles and the women ride 5 laps for a total of 60 miles. This GoPro video shows one lap speeded up 10 times to 2m36s.