2016 Philly Bike Race Preview

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Cyclists from around the world are rolling into the city this weekend for the 32nd annual Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.

Hundreds of international cyclists will be racing through the streets of Manayunk as the men’s circuit gets underway at 8:00am Sunday morning.

The race dates back to 1985, and this year, organizers say the 12-mile circuit could get dicey with rain in the forecast.

Eoin Morton will be competing in the men’s circuit and flew to Philadelphia with members of his Irish National Team. Morton says his team is used to the rain and Sunday’s forecast could be an advantage for the Irish cyclists.

The men’s pro race, at nine laps, will cover over 110 miles and starts at 8:00 am this Sunday.

The women’s race is six laps and covers just under 75 miles. That race will start at 12:30 pm Sunday afternoon.