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Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic

Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the streets of Downtown West Chester will again host a series of bicycle races.

Downtown property and business owners should be aware of the following details:

  • Vehicular traffic will be diverted along the race route, with "no parking" signs placed throughout the downtown.
  • Gay Street will be closed from Matlack to Darlington Street from 11am - 11pm.
  • Market Street will be closed from Matlack to Darlington Street from 11am - 11pm.
  • There will be NO access on High Street from Miner to Chestnut from 11am - 11pm.

The racing schedule is as follows:

  • 3:30pm (WC Dental Arts Kids' Race)
  • 4:30pm (Tolsdorf Adult Trike Challenge)
  • 5:45pm (Rothman Institute Amateur Men's Race)
  • 6:45pm (Brumbaugh Wealth Management Pro Women's Race)
  • 7:45pm (Iron Hill Pro Men's Race).

The race course is as follows: With the exception of the Kids' race, cyclists will head west on Gay St, south on Church St, East on Market St, north on Matlack St and back to Gay Street.

Traffic message boards will be installed days before alerting vehicular traffic of the event and road closures. Signs will be located southbound on Pottstown Pike, eastbound on Rt. 322, northbound at Rosedale and High and westbound on Gay St.


  • This is a non-alcoholic event. Alcohol is not permitted outside of designated licensed restaurant café areas. Please help us to keep this a family friendly event for all those attending. Also, please be sure to keep a clear passageway on all sidewalks and outdoor cafes to allow pedestrians to pass comfortably.

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The Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic was established and organized as a community initiative by community business people with an enthusiasm for the sport of cycling. The Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic remains the only professional sporting event in Chester County. The goal is to continue to create an environment of fun and fitness for families. With the added excitement of the USA CRITS Series, West Chester is again positioned as a destination point for shoppers and diners not only from Southeast Pennsylvania but from throughout the United States.

Local retailers and restaurants are encouraged to showcase their businesses with the increase of foot traffic coming for the races. Some downtown businesses have joined together to organize their own block party’s the day of the race. We encourage initiatives like this as well as participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .Local which the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce created to help you, our community leaders, be successful. We want you to take full advantage of the crowds in town on August 12th!

For more information, contact Mark Yoder at or call 610-696-4046.


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