Breaking: Mayor Indicates 2013 Bike Race Is Dead On The Table, City Will Help Attract Sponsor For 2014
This just in over the transom from City Hall:
Philadelphia, January 22, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter committed the City of Philadelphia to work toward securing a major pro cycling event in 2014 in the wake of an announcement that the current cycling championship has been canceled for this year.
“While we are all greatly disappointed by the cancellation of the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship this year owing to the organizer’s inability to secure a title sponsor, I want all who are devoted to cycling to know that we are committed to working with the very best promoters to develop a complete event in 2014 that will reestablish our city as a world-class cycling destination,” Mayor Nutter said. “As Philadelphia becomes the greenest city in America, we are focusing our resources on increasing dedicated bike lanes and the greater use of bicycles for work and play. In 2014, we will be back with a premier international, professional cycling race, but we’ll also be honoring the importance of the bicycle as a major form of transportation in the 21st Century.”
Turns out, there is something Bob Brady can’t do. Well, actually, there’s lots of things.