There are still some spaces available and registration will be open till noon on race day, near Memorial Hall in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, as part of the Philly Phlyer collegiate bike race. Race start time is 1 p.m.
Like the U.K. race which inspired it, the Philadelphia event will feature a Le Mans running start and have a strict dress code: helmets are a must, but so is a blazer or suit jacket, collared shirt and tie. Sports attire is not permitted, unless it is hidden by business garb. Hardcore racers may wear their clip-ins—there are no restrictions on footwear.
This first Philadelphia race will be a U.S. Cycling Federation-listed event and spectators can expect to see just how fast these little British bikes can go.
Brompton is sponsoring the U.S. event—and will bring America’s quickest Brompton riders to the Brompton World Championships this October. The winning man and woman in the Philadelphia races will get their plane tickets—and entry fees--covered by Brompton.
The U.S. event will run a single, 6-mile lap starting near Memorial Hall in West Fairmount Park. In addition to the trip to the Brompton World Championship that awaits the top man and woman, there will also be prizes for second and third—and Best-Dressed.
If you’d like to race your Brompton folder bike, you can register in person on race day between 9:30am and noon. Complete rules and information for spectators can be found atwww.bromptonbicycle.com/busc.
Race or spectate it promises to be a great day out.