"I couldn't sit back and watch this not get done and not see this great tradition happen," he said. The 2013 race, scheduled for June 2 - the same day the Cycling Championship would have been held - will be shorter, which could mean lower costs.
Mayor Nutter's spokesman Mark McDonald said the city had "received no information about this proposal. We look forward to learning more in the coming days."
Brady's spokesman Ken Smukler said preliminary estimates put costs at $500,000. The team has a Feb. 7 deadline to tie up loose ends. USA Cycling sanctioned the race. Chauner, of Pro Cycling Tour, who owes the city $321,000 for the 2012 race, will not be involved in the 2013 race.
Chauner also is being sued in Montgomery County Court by the family of Gerard Casale, Chauner's longtime partner, who died in March. Casale's family claims that Chauner agreed to buy Casale's shares in the company but failed to do so. Chauner said he paid for everything when Gerard became ill and purchased some of the shares before the company's financial hardship.
The organizing team includes Alan Morrison, business leader and founder of the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon in 2005; Richard Adler, head of Philadelphia Triathlon LLC; Karen Bliss, vice president of marketing for Advanced Sports International; Ryan Oelkers, co-founder of the Cadence Cycling Foundation; Bob Clowry, a Manayunk-based businessman and certified cycling coach, and Jane Lipton, executive director of the Manayunk Development Corp.
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