USPRO Bike Race, June 10, 2007April 4, 2007
Man, every year its the same: The weather gets warm and I start to get psyched for the USPRO cycling race in Philly, usually held every year on the first Sunday in June. So I open my web browser and bring up my race bookmarks. Hmm. Old links. I google “First Union bike race” or “Wachovia bike race”, or even “Corestates bike race” and all I get are old race results.
Wait. Don’t tell me. They changed the friggin name of the race again? Well, Kinda.
Looks like its now called the Commerce Bank Philadelphia International Championship.
It seems that it had that name and sponsorship starting last year, but I guess I forgot. I even got my picture taken with “Commie the C” (a guy in the Commerce Bank ‘C’ costume. My 2 year old bawled)
I just wish they’d stick with a simple name. Attendance has declined yearly (but leveled off recently) prolly because no one can find any info online!
Bookmark the link above, but bet it will be dead next year.
Oh, and some bad news:
As of November, the house known as “O’Brien’s Watering Hole” on the Wall (photo above courtesy of Don Varley) has been on the market. No word on whether it’s been sold to a bike race enthusiast.
-posted by thinman
UPDATE: See comments below: