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Bicycle racers take on a North Philly junkyard

 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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Racing is rough, but inspiring for one local team [PHOTO ESSAY]



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”.

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Reportage: NJ Gov. Christie hosts 112th Town Hall in Berkeley Township


Scenes from the March 4, 2014 Town Hall Meeting hosted by Governor Chris Christie joined by members of his cabinet. The 112th Town Hall meeting is held at Holliday City Clubhouse #2 in Berkley Township. After a little over an hour the New Jersey Governor wraps up the Q&A session to head to the state capitol. At the event tables are set up for the residents to connect with various government bodies. (Click for a gallery with all 17 photos here)

(Selection of images from this collection is also published as part of live coverage of this event by WHYY’s NewsWorks.org)