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Bicycle racers take on a North Philly junkyard (for NewsWorks)


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.

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2013 Single Speed Cyclocross World Champion ship in Philly [PHOTOS]

 

The 2013 single speed cyclocross world cup championship (SSCXWC13) is held at the Belmont Plateau in West Philadelphia. As part of the course riders had to climb a steep gravel path. Alongside this climb spectators cheered and pushed, sometimes even pulled the contesters uphill. The first snow of the season left up to ten inches on the course. (Bas Slabbers /Photography)Belmont Plateau, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA USADecember 8, 2013;
The 2013 single speed cyclocross world cup championship (SSCXWC13) is held at the Belmont Plateau in West Philadelphia. As part of the course riders had to climb a steep gravel path.

Alongside this climb spectators cheered and pushed, sometimes even pulled the contesters uphill. The first snow of the season left up to ten inches on the course for the riders and spectators to battle.

See my photo essay for WHYY’s ViewFinders blog on NewsWorks.org to find out what led to this heroic races on Sunday: “Extreme cyclists cross and crash at North Philly junkyard [photos]

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Philly Cycling Classic 2013

Philly Cycling Classic 2013 by Bastiaan Slabbers

Aurélien Passeron of France decompresses after finishing fourth in the 2013 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.

Online archive with editorial photos of the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of the ‘Manayunk Wall’ bike race

This photo is originally published as part of the live coverage of the 2013 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org