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Picture This: The Electric City Classic

The Start of an Exciting, New Tradition in Scranton

This past weekend, we headed up to Scranton to check out The Electric City Classic. This exhilarating street cycling race brought hundreds of athletes from all over the country to Downtown Scranton. On Saturday, individuals and teams took to the city streets to compete in the fast-paced criterium.

Hundreds of cycling enthusiasts and families lined the race course – cheering as the riders zoomed by at nearly 45 miles-per-hour. There was a total of five races throughout the day. Amateur cyclists took on the course first in three separate races. Then, the professionals took over to end the day’s competition with two action-packed runs.

It wasn’t all work and no play. Local kids got in on the action with their own open bike race. There was also an adult Big Wheel Competition and a fascinating hand cycle demonstration and race.

Sunday saw the culmination of the race weekend with the Electric City Classic Hill Climb. This grueling sprint up Scranton’s steepest hill took its toll on the athletes. Competitors took on the infamous, cobblestone-tipped hill all day long in hopes of securing a spot on the podium.

We were there on both days for all the action. Check it out:

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