Thursday, March 17, 2011

Brompton US Championship This Weekend!

That's right folks... the second annual Brompton US Championship is this coming Saturday in Philadelphia, PA!  Our own Tom Fritz, shown here awaiting the start of last year's race, will be riding again on his snazzy Apple Green S6R.  Follow his adventures here and on Facebook on the day of the event.  In addition, at least one of our customers will be riding, so we may have more news to report after the race.

As you know if you've followed our blog for the last couple of years, the Brompton Championship events (the US in March, and the World Champs in August this year), have a different "dress code" from most bike races.  As you can see by Tom's outfit, "business attire" is the order of the day... all riders must wear a dress shirt, jacket and tie.  You might think this would lead to a stodgy looking field of riders, but creativity is the order of the day, with many wild and wacky ensembles.  The first place finishers in the male and female categories will get airfare to England for the World Championship! Best Dressed winners will get some other prize... last year it was a Brooks Barbican messenger bag, a very nice and very expensive piece of gear.

Online registration is closed, but there should still be slots open on the day of the event.  Even if you can't race, it's a fun event to watch, and it's part of a day's worth of racing in a lovely location, Fairmount Park.  If you don't yet own a Brompton, now is a great time to buy one!  This weekend only, we are offering $75 off any of our "in stock" Bromptons, in honor of the event.  And anyone who comes in to test ride a Brompton will receive a coupon for $1 off a Cornish style pasty at Pure Pasty, Virginia's first pasty bakery, and our next door neighbors.  So come on in and try a taste (or two) of Britain's finest!

Information about the race and a link to registration is here:

Photos from last year's event are here:

Brompton US Championship, March 20, 2010

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