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.
Belmont Plateau, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA USA – December 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.