2013 Single Speed Cyclocross World Champion ship in Philly [PHOTOS]

 

The 2013 single speed cyclocross world cup championship (SSCXWC13) is held at the Belmont Plateau in West Philadelphia. As part of the course riders had to climb a steep gravel path. Alongside this climb spectators cheered and pushed, sometimes even pulled the contesters uphill. The first snow of the season left up to ten inches on the course. (Bas Slabbers /Photography)Belmont Plateau, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA USADecember 8, 2013;
The 2013 single speed cyclocross world cup championship (SSCXWC13) is held at the Belmont Plateau in West Philadelphia. As part of the course riders had to climb a steep gravel path.

Alongside this climb spectators cheered and pushed, sometimes even pulled the contesters uphill. The first snow of the season left up to ten inches on the course for the riders and spectators to battle.

See my photo essay for WHYY’s ViewFinders blog on NewsWorks.org to find out what led to this heroic races on Sunday: “Extreme cyclists cross and crash at North Philly junkyard [photos]

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Philly Cycling Classic 2013

Philly Cycling Classic 2013 by Bastiaan Slabbers

Aurélien Passeron of France decompresses after finishing fourth in the 2013 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.

Online archive with editorial photos of the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of the ‘Manayunk Wall’ bike race

This photo is originally published as part of the live coverage of the 2013 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org

NewsWorks: An espresso bar and art gallery grows along Germantown’s Coulter Street [video]

Video produced for WHYY’s NewsWorks.org as part of a story by Brian Hickey (@GTownWOLane)

May 28, 2013;  On a spectrum that starts with a vision and ends with reality, Germantown’s Coulter Street Supply Co. sits somewhere in between.

“We want to show people who haven’t been here that, yeah, this area is rough around the edges, but it’s beautiful here. The history, the architecture, the trees, the people. We want to celebrate all of that. … It’s all individual effort, but people are really coming together in Germantown.” -Tim Walkiewicz of Coulter Street Supply Co.

With each passing day, though, Tim Walkiewicz and John Burke inch closer toward a tangible presence which will bring an espresso bar, rotating art gallery and commercial space to Germantown’s western edge. ( Story continues on NewsWorks.org )