EVENT IS CANCELLED IN 2020
The City of Reading host the Reading Radsport Festival to benefit the Reading Recreation Commission and other local organizations. The two-day community cycling event will include live music, as well as races for kids, citizen cyclists, and professional cyclists traveling from all over the country to race in Reading.
Saturday, August 1, 2020. The West Reading Twilight Criterium. This exciting race will feature professional men and women, and amateur men, racing at speeds up to 40 miles per hour for multiple laps around a 0.8 mile course in West Reading. The crowd-pleasing Wheelie Competition will highlight Saturday’s exhibition events with additional amateur racing available earlier in the day. The featured events start times will allow racers and spectators alike the opportunity to enjoy the many shops and restaurants that line Saturday’s course.
Sunday, August 2, 2020. City Park. Sunday’s racing program will have three cycling disciplines to choose from. The City Park Dirt Course events will offer participants the chance to race cyclocross and short track mountain bike races on updated course design. The beer tent and obstacle features will continue to be integrated into those events. For the road bike, Sunday’s iconic Mt. Penn Hill Climb will feature an extended 2.4-mile course starting from the City Park Dirt Course to the William Penn Fire Tower. The hill climb will also be in a new format for the professional women and men. It will once again be a mass start, however, pros will not be in heats this year and the winner will be the first to cross the finish line at the William Penn Fire Tower. Citizens will continue to go in waves with the winner based on the fastest time.