June 2, 2016
As cyclists gear up for Sunday's Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, the professional bike race that features the Manayunk Wall, the city is preparing motorists for road closures for the event. The men's race starts at 8 a.m. The women's race, which is part of the newly formed Women's World Tour, begins at 12:30 p.m. The start and finish line for the race is on Ridge Avenue near the top of "The Wall" on Lyceum Avenue in Roxborough. The race, which dates to 1985, will take cyclists on a 12.3 mile loop.
June 28, 2012 |
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May 7, 2011
About 100 skateboarders sprinted from Fairmount to South Philadelphia Saturday as part of an informal race known as a "bomb. " The skateboarders raced from Lemon Hill along Boathouse Row, to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and onto South Broad Street. Skaters traveled from as far away as Pittsburgh, New York and Virginia to attend the event. A group of local skateboard enthusiasts organized the competition for racers who use longboard skateboards, which are longer, wider and more expensive than standard models.
June 6, 2016 |
As a potential storm moves toward the region, the city's top-tier bicycling races are still set to ride. "The races are planned to go on rain or shine," the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic said in a "special weather statement" on its website. Participants and visitors are asked to watch the races' Twitter and Facebook pages - Twitter.com/phillybikerace and Facebook.com/phillybikerace - for updates. The 12.3-mile route begins and ends at the Manayunk Wall at Lycecum Avenue and Pechin Street.
June 4, 1999 |
On Sunday morning, Curtis Anthony will perform a strange ceremony. With the sun not yet high, he will load his bike, a 90-pound pedal-powered freightcar, with beans, potato chips, paper towels, cheese, buns, beer, assorted condiments, 10 pounds of ground sirloin, and possibly his dog. Climbing aboard, he will pedal from his home in South Philly to the top of Lemon Hill in Fairmount Park, where he will unload, and convert the bike into - this...
May 31, 2013 |
ON SUNDAY, the city will once again host a professional bike race, welcoming pro cyclists from around the world for the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic. After 28 years, the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship was canceled for 2013 due to lack of sponsors and funding. It was the longest-running road bike race in the United States. To ensure that cycling would take place this year, Parx Casino stepped up and pledged $500,000 over the next 2 years, and rounded up other sponsors such as New Penn Financial, Sunoco, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Fuji Bikes, Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Bicycling Magazine to make the new event possible.
May 16, 2015 |
The island across from Boathouse Row had no name, and neither did the dog. At its lower end, you could jump across to the island, which was formed from sediment brought down the Schuylkill. There was nothing but wildness over there, trees and weeds and that dog. Al Wachlin is a fixture on Boathouse Row, a former head of the Schuylkill Navy. Wachlin kept seeing this dog with distinctive black-and-white markings on the island across from his Fairmount Rowing Association boathouse. Wachlin began leaving food over there.
June 2, 2012 |
This weekend's traffic hotspots include South Philadelphia this evening, Kelly Drive on Saturday, and the route of Sunday's bike race, from Logan Square to Kelly Drive to Manayunk. Shore-goers have two reasons to get an early start today. The Phillies take on the Florida Marlin at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, which could jam major roads near the sports complex. Also, showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast, with heavy rain more likely after about 9 p.m. To check the forecast, go to Philly.com's weather page . On Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., traffic will be detoured away from Kelly Drive because of the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta.
June 10, 1991 |
For Michel Zanoli and the rest of the members of Team Tulip, there was a lot more riding on yesterday's CoreStates U.S. Pro Cycling Championship than just the $25,000 winner's share of the prize money. A professional cycling team needs a sponsor, and Team Tulip arrived at the CoreStates starting line on Benjamin Franklin Parkway all too aware that they were precariously close to losing their's. Team Tulip's sugar daddy is a Belgian computer company whose one and only sponsorship stipulation is that the team qualify for next month's Super Bowl of cycling, the Tour de France.
June 5, 1995 |
It was almost CoreStates race week, and Bill O'Brien was getting ready to do what he has done every June for the last 10 years: set up O'Brien's Watering Hole near the top of "The Wall. " It isn't a complicated device, and it's not worth much. Just four shower heads on a piece of pipe stored in the alley. But when O'Brien went to get it, it was gone. Someone had stolen O'Brien's Watering Hole. On any other day of the year, O'Brien's Watering Hole is really just O'Brien's rowhome on Levering Street.