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The Philly Phlyer is a series of collegiate and USAC events staged in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, and on the Temple University campus, during the second weekend of March.
Events contested on Saturday include a team time trial or individual time trial along Martin Luther King Drive, and a circuit race which starts/finishes in front of Memorial Hall (Please Touch Museum), but includes a two short—but challenging—climbs on each lap. The fast, four corner criterium raced at the Temple University campus the following day is a great way to punch into the early season racing scene. The Philly Phlyer offers a beginners clinic prior to the circuit—a great feature for new racers!
Battle for Ft Washington Criterium Series
Presented by First States Cycling, the Battle for Ft. Washington is a series of training criterium races. Each field will be held as a points race criterium: A pre- announced number of mid-race sprints will yield points to the top 4 placings. The final sprint is double points, again 4 deep. Results are determined by total points earned. Total # of laps is determined by pace. Free lap/pit until 5 laps to go. Dropped riders will be pulled and reintroduced to the peloton for a second try at officials’ discretion.
Battle for Ft Washington Beginners’ Clinic Program
Each week world class coaches and veteran racers will be leading an off-course clinic at the start of the A race. These may involve on-the-bike skills drills, casual discussions on a topic, or a walk-around pointing out lessons from the ongoing race. Everyone is welcome, free of charge, regardless of racing that day or not. All of the racing fields will also feature a controlled, neutral start for several laps so everyone gets a chance to ride in a group. In the B and Women’s Races, the coaches will lead those laps and then also ride within the race and provide additional direct advice throughout.
More information about this series is available from the Battle for Ft Washington race series web site.
Luke Gallagher Memorial Arsenal Criterium
Staged in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, the Arsenal Criterium continues to be a featured event in the region, year after year. This 6-corner race is always exciting, on a flat and fast course.
For more information about the Arsenal Criterium, visit the Arsenal Crit web site.
Quaker City ‘Cross
QCW host a cyclocross race every September, in the western Main Line. This event is great for first-timers and veteran ‘cross racers alike. Quaker City Cross results will count towards PACX points. Quaker City Cross honors riders who have achieved superior results throughout the previous PACX season with entry reimbursement.