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Saturday, February 2, 2013
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The race, which will come to Phoenixville on Saturday, started in Oxford on Thursday.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The organizers of the race still need 15 course marshals to ensure spectator safety.
The organizers of Saturday’s eagerly anticipated Phoenixville Criterium are looking for 15 volunteer course marshals to help manage the race, borough councilwoman Jenn Mayo said. The marshals will be asked to report to the 220 W. Bridge Street starting line at 12:45 p.m. the day of the race and will, from there, be stationed at the course's intersections with whistles to stop spectators from crossing as the riders pass. “Also they will be responsible for letting cross traffic and pedestrians cross during times when racers are not going through.” Mayo told Patch in an email. Mayo, who added that Giant or Acme may donate refreshments for the volunteers, said that anyone interested in signing up to help can reach her at 484-753-2515.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The registration deadline is June 5 at 5 p.m.
The French Creek Iron Tour–the tenth annual, multi-course ride along through historic open space in the area–doesn’t start until Sunday, but June 5 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to register for the event. (Visit the race’s website here to sign up.) There are seven separate courses the 1,5000 plus riders can choose from–10, 20, 34, 50, 64, 75, or 100 miles; see here for details on each course–and all of the proceeds go towards The French and Pickering Creek Conservation Trust’s efforts to preserve open space in the area. The race starts at the Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds at 752 Pike Springs Road on June 10. Check-in begins at 6:45 a.m.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The bike race is scheduled for June 30 at 2 p.m.
The Chesco Grandprix–the first annual bike racing series that’s tentatively scheduled for a June 30 date in Phoenixville–took another large step towards becoming reality on Tuesday night, as the borough council approved a revised application from the race organizers, pending the approval of police chief William Mossman. The 0.6 mile course the cyclists will circle will begin and end at 220 W. Bridge Street, hang right on S. Main Street, run right onto Walnut Street, then turn right onto Gay Street before making a final right back onto Bridge. The originally proposed course had to be changed because USA Cycling–the governing body that oversees all such street races–adjusted its mandatory minimum street width. The event is scheduled to …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The annual "Muddy Angels" bike ride, honoring emergency medical service workers, traveled down Phoenixville Pike and Route 401 on May 24.
About 100 emergency medical service workers passed through Phoenixville on Wednesday for the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, which takes its riders from Boston to Alexandria, VA, in honor of EMS workers who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. In the afternoon hours, the riders headed down Valley Forge Road, hung right on Valley Park Road, turned left on South Whitehorse Road, and turned right on Charlestown Road before making a left on Phoenixville Pike and heading into East Whiteland. A map of their route is attached to this article, or view the full map on mapmyfitness.com. The "Muddy Angels," as the EMS riders are known, begin training over the winter for a ride that often takes them more than 70 miles per day.