Two feature bike races surrounded by fans, live music, food and beverage.
Friday, September 8th 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Mount Penn Hill Climb
Start in City Park and climb Duryea Drive past the iconic Pagoda to the William Penn Fire Tower on the new Skyline Drive. Celebrate the opening of the multi-use Skyline Drive with Lower Alsace as they welcome the fastest Pros and Citizens to the top of the climb. While the pros and citizens climb to the Fire Tower, there will be street sprints and wheelie competitions in City Park! When the sprints and wheelies conclude, a podium presentation will take place at the start line in City Park. Continue the evening in City Park with live music, local food trucks, and drinks. Proceeds will be donated to the Reading Recreation Commission.
Saturday, September 9 5:00 – 9:30 pm
West Reading Twilight Criterium
West Reading will host the fast paced twilight criterium in front of all the Penn Ave taverns and eateries for a thrilling night out. Technical turns and undulating straightaways will test the strength, power, and speed of the top Men and Women as they race for the $10,000 prize purse for both professional fields. Amateur racing will start off the night, allowing the local Reading talent to race the same course. Kids will again have a chance to take some hot laps with Stryder bikes, training wheels, or a pedal bike without assistance. We encourage everyone to grab food and drinks to cheer on the pros after their efforts on the course.