May 20, 2016
The annual Philadelphia International Cycling Classic is a 13.2-mile circuit course that begins and ends on Lyceum Avenue in Roxborough. This year, men and women cyclists will race through the hills of Manayunk, East Falls, Fairmount Park and Kelly Drive on June 5. The men's race begins at 8 a.m.; the women start at 12:30 p.m.
Watching the cyclists has become a tradition in Philly and there are multiple locations along the course that offer great views and added fun. Find the perfect spot to enjoy the day. The race takes place rain or shine.
"The Wall" is the nickname given to the Lyceum Avenue hill, above Manayunk Avenue, in Roxborough where the race begins and ends. It is arguably the most exciting place to watch the race as cyclists zoom down the hill to start, then battle their way back up at the end of the circuit.
The strip of restaurants and shops on Main Street in Manayunk is only a short walk from "The Wall." Watch the cyclists compete for the best position before climbing to the finish line.
The "Sprint Zone" is located on Kelly Drive and Midvale Avenue. Cyclists compete in a race within a race to win "Best Sprinter" on the stretch of Kelly Drive.
The East Falls Block Party takes place on Midvale Avenue with family-friendly activities. Enjoy the block party before or after cheering on the cyclists on Kelly Drive.
This year the Lemon Hillapalooza will host the Sly Fox Beer Garden, the annual lifestyle expo, live race coverage on a big screen and food trucks. 102.9 WMGK Classic Rock, as well as BEN-FM, will provide music and a chance to win tickets to upcoming concerts.