East Falls, Philadelphia holds an annual Bike Race Block Party that brings out the whole neighborhood. This year, the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic bike race was held on June 2nd. Its course began at The Wall in Roxborough and took cyclists down Levering toward East Falls. Cyclists then turned into Fairmount Park to cycle around Lemon Hill and back up Kelly Drive, ending where they started at The Wall in Roxborough.
Thousands of Philadelphia residents line Kelly Drive to watch the race, and many partake in the promotions and deals offered by local restaurants during the race. Many of those restaurants are amongst the East Falls businesses that make this race and community event possible each year.
East Falls Street Fair and Other Block Party Bonuses
The East Falls Street Fair occurs concurrently with the race and offers those living in Philly’s East Falls neighborhood even more to enjoy every year. The East Falls Street Fair offered residents and their families live music and giveaways from local business, as well as bike races, face-painting, and science demonstrations for children.
As an added bonus this year, the neighborhood was provided with a Trolley Bus that circled the block party. This offered residents who wanted to participate in the Block Party an opportunity to attend the race and street fair without worrying about parking limitations. Signs positioned along the route offered free rides to and from the events.
If you missed this year’s East Falls Bike Race Block Party, be sure to mark your calendar for next year and check the East Falls Development site for news of upcoming events. This year’s party was a well-organized success that provided a great day for residents and their families while supporting the local economy and businesses that supported the event. Expect another great event next year when East Falls holds another annual Bike Race Block Party.