The 2016 Philadelphia International Cycling Classic is set for Sunday, June 5, and the prestigious 12.3 mile course is scheduled to bring crowds and road closures to Philadelphia's neighborhoods.
The race will be taking place rain or shine on Sunday, with the men's race beginning at 8 a.m. and women's at 12:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and viewing locations are located at the following areas:
Main Street (Manayunk)
Lemon Hill (Fairmount Park)
Midvale Avenue near Kelly Drive
Kelly Drive from Midvale Avenue to Sedgley Drive
"The Wall" on Lyceum Avenue
To accommodate cyclists, gradual road closures along the route will begin on Friday, June 3. The full set of closures will be put in place by 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 5 and until approximately 5 p.m. Road closures for this event include:
Ridge Avenue - School House Lane to Hermit Street
Main Street - Ridge Avenue to Green Lane
Levering Street - Main Street to Tower Street
Cresson Street - Levering Street to Cotton Street
Lyceum Avenue - Tower Street to Mitchell Street
Pechin Street - Green Lane to Roxborough Avenue
Roxborough Avenue - Mitchell Street to Terrace Street
Manayunk Avenue - Roxborough Avenue to Ridge Avenue
The entire length of Kelly Drive will be completely closed to all traffic and parking, and includes the Park Trolleys.
There will be no vehicle or trolley access to the Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, and Ormiston Mansions. Residents will not be permitted to drive on the roads included on the course after 6:30 a.m.
There will be no access to the Dairy and Edgely ball fields.
No vehicles will be permitted to enter the park at Dauphin Drive.
Vehicles entering at Diamond Drive will be given access up to Reservoir Drive only.
Vehicles entering the park at Oxford Drive will be permitted as far as Smith Playground.
Sedgley Drive and Brewery Hill Drive will be closed at Girard Avenue.
Poplar Drive will be closed at Poplar Street, with all traffic directed east on Poplar.
There will be no access to the park from Hunting Park Avenue, the Roosevelt Expressway or Midvale Avenue.
There will be no parking on Waterworks Drive, or Lemon Hill.
The following road closures will be in effect on the dates/times listed:
Lyceum Avenue from Manayunk Avenue to Pechin Street - Friday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to Sunday, June 5 until the end of the race and clean up.
Lyceum/Levering Avenue from Cresson Street to Pechin Street - Friday, June 3 from 2 p.m. to Sunday, June 5 until the end of the race and clean up.
Delays are to be expected and motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allowing extra driving time in areas near the race. Officials ask that people refrain from double-parking which can cause issues and is also illegal.
No Parking Zones
The following blocks will be in the "No Parking Zone" during the race, and all vehicles must be relocated by 8 a.m. on Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5 or else they will be towed:
Lyceum/Levering Avenue from Cresson Street to Pechin Street
Manayunk Avenue from Ridge Avenue to Roxborough Avenue
Pechin Street from Lyceum Avenue to Roxborough Avenue
Roxborough Avenue from Pechin Street to Manayunk Avenue
From 3 a.m. Sunday, June 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 5, all vehicles must be relocated from the following block or else they will be towed:
Main Street from Ridge Avenue to Levering Avenue
The following routes will be detoured from Kelly Drive, Manayunk, and Roxborough area beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 5 through 5 p.m. :
SEPTA Routes 9, 27, 32, 35, 38, 61, 65, 124/125, K & R
Specific changes are available on SEPTA's System Status Page.