Conicelli Autoplex Sponsors Norristown Bicentennial Bike Race Set for May 19

Avid racers and casual bicyclists can participate in the Bicentennial Bike Race in Norristown on Saturday, May 19. Join the race - registration is open until Race Day.
Norristown will present its Bicentennial Bike Race on Saturday, May 19.
Norristown will present its Bicentennial Bike Race on Saturday, May 19.
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May 15, 2012 - PRLog -- Top area bike racers can test their skills on May 19 in the first-ever Norristown Bicentennial Bike Race.

Part of the race will loop 1.15 miles north along Harding Boulevard, between James Street and Coolidge Blvd. through the Elmwood Park section of Norristown. The course includes a fast downhill, with a long two-percent uphill finish.

The race is sanctioned by the Pennsylvania Cycling Association. There will be several categories for different skill levels in eight races beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at approximately 4 p.m. The event will include an open category race for women beginning at 10:50 a.m. A special category for kids aged 4 to 10 will also be available and begins at 11:45 a.m.

Skill level is based on timed races from 35 minutes at the lowest level to 70 minutes for high-skill riders. Online registration for the bike race closed on May 17. Cash prizes for best all-around adult riders will range from $150 to $1,000. Kids will receive medals.

“We encourage people from all over to come out and have a good time, and watch a few very fast-pace professional bike races,” said organizer Brian Saxon, of the Norristown Borough Police Department.

Participants are encouraged to register online, which closes May 17. Race-day registration opens at 7 a.m. and will be located at Eisenhower Middle School, 1601 Markley Street, Norristown. Parking for the event will be at the school lot on Coolidge Blvd.

The race course can be seen at

The race is sponsored by Conicelli Autoplex and produced by Main Line Cycling/Cycles Bikyle Bike Shop. Conicelli Autoplex is also a Presenting Sponsor for the ongoing Norristown 2012 Bicentennial events.
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