Popular Tolsdorf Trike Challenge Returns to Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic in West Chester


The wildly popular Tolsdorf Trike Challenge will once again take place on West Chester’s Gay Street as part of the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Open to businesses, organizations, and any group of five who believe they have the right stuff, the tag-team competition has become one of the most popular of the day’s events.

Besides the glory of victory, the winning team will have their name engraved on the prestigious Trike Challenge trophy and each member will enjoy a VIP experience at the exclusive Crit Club located in a prime viewing area at the start/finish line. There, they will enjoy a lavish buffet and beverages as they celebrate their victory. Anyone interested in taking part should contact the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce before Friday, Aug. 11.

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This series of five-person tag-team elimination races is for men and women 18 and older. Each team must have at least one member of the opposite sex. Last year’s competition drew 12 teams; even more are expected to enter in 2017. A portion of the proceeds will benefit West Chester’s all-volunteer Fame Fire Company No. 3

Click here for complete details and registration.

Trike racing is just one of many attractions that will make up West Chester’s popular day of racing action and family-friendly events. The West Chester Dental Arts Kid’s Race kicks off the fun at 3:30 PM with such popular attractions as the Community Festival, Kid’s Zone, Market Street Block Party, and more open to the public at 4 PM.

The Tolsdorf Trike Challenge takes over the streets at 4:30 PM, followed by the Rothman Institute Amateur Criterium and the Brumbaugh Wealth Management Pro Women’s Criterium. The Iron Hill Pro Men’s Criterium at 8 PM closes out the evening.

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