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Questions for Philly Locals for Wachovia Sunday(8 posts)

Questions for Philly Locals for Wachovia Sundaybrian n
Jun 6, 2003 6:07 AM
Hey all,

I'm driving in to watch the USPROs sunday at Lemon Hill. I'll be coming in via 76. The best way I can determine is to get off at Girard, cross the river, and attempt to find parking and walk to Lemon Hill. Can anyone tell me if the Girard bridge crosses over Kelly Parkway (ie can I drive this after the course is closed or am I stuck?)? Any better ideas on how to get to Lemon Hill from 76 west?

I know the course is closed from 7AM on, I was planning on getting there around 8ish.

and finally, Who's Going to Philly to watch???

re: Questions for Philly Locals for Wachovia Sundayclimbo
Jun 6, 2003 6:21 AM
definitely going. You'd be better off going the Spring Garden St exit, turning left on to Kelly Drive and head along there past the museum and look for parking. Then walk or ride to Lemon Hill, it's easy to do from anywhere in that aera by following the course along Kelly Drive.
re: Questions for Philly Locals for Wachovia Sundaybrian n
Jun 6, 2003 7:08 AM
yeah, i was just worried about getting there early enough before the course was closed (at 7 AM!!)
Good luckSteve_0
Jun 6, 2003 7:17 AM
finding parking that close. Is kelly drive even open at all? I thought it was closed in it's entirety. I truly dont know; I always watch from the wall - bigger party.

Anywhoooo, anyone climbing the wall tonight?
Definatly going!jjdbike
Jun 6, 2003 7:08 AM
I love going to this race! I park @ Valley Forge National Park & ride the river trail in to Manayunk. I watch at the wall for a while, and then ride to varoius points along the course. Its great. Moble w/ no parking worries! I am also thinking about checking out the cycling expo, although I really don't know anything about it. Does anyone anything more about the expo than the Wachovia Cycling Series brochore describes? I am hopping to find some deals.
the expo is well worth itclimbo
Jun 6, 2003 7:23 AM
Our team runs a store there and it's full of bargains. Lots of stuff at 50% off etc., tons of clothing/shoes/helmets usually, some bikes also, usually you can find some good stuff in any of the stalls. Don't expect the latest stuff but what is there is seriously cheap.
Thanks... I'll check it out (NM)!jjdbike
Jun 6, 2003 8:59 AM
Riding in on the trail is the way to do itRay Sachs
Jun 6, 2003 9:33 AM
Park in Valley Forge and it's about 15 miles to the course, another 15 back (but dead flat), along with riding around town watching the race. You can cut some of that down by parking in Conshohocken or even some spots closer in.

Not sure I'm going to make it this year, but its a kick to see those guys power over Lemon Hill in the closing laps. They're just a little bit fast :)