We’re doing it again, Manayunk Bike Race 2015
Sunday June 7, 2015
Get down early, we’re opening at 9am.
Live Music on the 1st Floor
Beer Garden on the 2nd Floor
DJ after 7pm on the 3rd floor
We’ll have 4 baggo games going all day long in the street
The Outdoor BBQ Pit will be firing up some delicious BBQ Pulled Pork, Burgers, Dogs
Drink and Food Specials
$4 summer shandy
$3 miller lites
$8 big Arnold palmers and raspberry lemonades 24 oz
$4 pinnacle drinks
$4 pulled pork sandwiches
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The Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic is a one-day professional cycling race, taking place in Philadelphia on Sunday, June 7th, 2015. The event features Men’s and Women’s races, which starts and finishes at the top of the Manayunk Wall in Roxborough. The race continues down Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River to Strawberry Mansion and Lemon Hill before returning to Manayunk along Main Street. The race showcases Philadelphia’s small towns and brings together communities, bringing a sense of pride to residents and local businesses. The Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic is a 12 mile circuit course designed with the help of former pros, with the full support of the community and elected officials. The excitement of the Wall is what makes this event to special. Fans will be able to cheer for the cyclists as the ride up the infamous Manayunk Wall to the finish line at the top, which is a steep enough climb to challenge any veteran cyclist.
Some of the best cyclists in the world compete in the Manayunk bike race, making it an exciting opportunity for the community to come together to have a fun, festive day. There is always an immense celebration surrounding the race and with JD McGillicuddy’s bar just one block off of Main Street, at 111 Cotton St. in downtown Manayunk, fans and other attendees of the Manayunk bike race can take advantage of the early bar specials and takeout beer option. Everyone is free to watch the the cyclists triumphantly make their way through the course, with an ice cold beer in hand. After every pass, fans can head back to JD McGillicuddy’s for more drinks before going out to cheer for the cyclists again. The party doesn’t stop all day long. What better way to celebrate the cyclists’ final climb up The Wall than to come in to JD McGillicuddy’s for a round of drinks with the rest of the Manayunk community? If you’ve never experienced the party that comes along with the yearly Manayunk race, get some friends together and head to JD McGillicuddy’s on June 7th to see what you’ve been missing out on. The Manayunk race won’t disappoint, as it’s sure to be filled with smiles, cheering and great times all around from beginning to end.
A New Race. A New Tradition.
A long history. A new identity.
From the Manayunk Wall to the last USPRO title awarded here in 2005, Philadelphia is featured prominently in the history of cycling in the United States. The goal of Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic is to bring renewed energy, fresh ideas and passionate leadership to start a new tradition and establish a new identity for Philadelphia in pro cycling.
This is our neighborhood. This is our race.
Outside of the Grand Tours that span multiple days and cities, most traditional European cycling races are circuit races centered in small towns and villages creating a community festival feel. With a nod to cycling’s European roots, the Parx Philly Cycling Classic will showcase of Philadelphia’s great small towns connecting the communities of Manayunk, East Falls and Fairmount Park. Racing by doorsteps and along local roads, the race provides a shared experience of pride for residents and businesses. This is our neighborhood. This is our race.
Hard Race. Easy to Watch.
Designed from the road with the help of former pros and with the full support from community groups and elected officials, the course is technical enough for the top teams to circle on their calendar but one that was designed with the fans in mind. As a 12 mile circuit course, fans will see the peloton more often and have the opportunity to watch in various locations. No longer will the excitement of the Wall be detached from the thrill of the finish line… they will be one and the same. Fans will be able scream encouragement at cyclists as they agonize up the Wall to the finish line at the top.
Equal Pay for Equal Pain
For too long the women’s peloton has suffered on many of the same courses and climbs as their male counterparts only to be rewarded with a prize purse a fraction of the size. Once again in 2015 the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic’s $62,000 in prizes will be split equally between the men’s and women’s fields. This also includes the highest King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain prize purse of any one day race in the United States at $5,000 each. Equal pay for equal pain.
New Race. New Tradition.
The Parx Philly Cycling Classic is not a replacement event. This event stands to serve as the next great chapter and the start of a brand new tradition of pro cycling in Philadelphia. Welcome to the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.