A local charity, Simon’s Heart, is seeking to stage a bike race in Conshohocken in 2024. A presentation on the proposed event is on the agenda for September 6th meeting of Conshohocken’s borough council. Simon’s Heart is dedicated to preventing sudden cardiac arrest and death in children, teens, and young adults.
Based on a copy of the proposed race course MoreThanTheCurve.com obtained, the event is a criterium (or crit) race consisting of a predetermined number of laps through a closed course.
There are two options being proposed for the course. Both options keep the race mainly on Spring Mill Avenue and East Elm Street, with the start and finish line on Spring Mill Avenue just above Ash Street.
The first option includes one block of Fayette Street, between East 1st Avenue and East Elm Streets. The second option is option is much of the same, but reroutes a portion of the course onto Fayette Street for two blocks between East 2nd Avenue and East Elm Street.
In regards to the date of the race, we have heard Sunday, May 19th, but have not confirmed that. We have also not confirmed whether its a professional or amateur race.
A bike race is a great idea. We even tried to help bring a much larger one to Conshohocken before. However, a bike race in Conshohocken not starting and finishing on Fayette Street nor highlighting Fayette Street is a tremendous mistake. Hopefully the course will be reimagined to focus on Fayette Street.