The Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, a major event for Manayunk and surrounding communities, is cancelled for this year, according to NBC10.
Race organizers announced they are skipping the 2013 race to reorganize with new partners for a bigger race in 2014. This is the first time in 28 years that event, which brings out thousands of spectators, has been canceled.
The race, best known for the half-mile climb un the Manayunk wall, has been thought to contribute to the economic revival of the Manayunk community, according to event organizers.
"We are disappointed that we must remove the race from the calendar in 2013, but we feel that we will be able to reorganize with new partners and make this the preeminent event the region deserves in 2014 and beyond," David Chauner, former Olympic cyclist and an event creator said in a statement.