PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The first-ever U.S. Brompton Urban Challenge will be hosted by the City of Brotherly Love May 31. Brompton owners’ orienteering skills will be put to the test as they make their way to secret destinations and Philadelphia landmarks.
Trophy Bikes, a Philadelphia Brompton dealer, will host the Urban Challenge and serve as the starting line. Participants have the option to compete as individuals or in teams of two or three. Points can be scored along the course as contestants photograph their Brompton folding bikes at assigned locations and share them on social media. Brompton aficionados from around the world can follow the action in real time by searching the hashtag #BUCPHL.
The challenge will end at Bridgewaters, a classic Philly pub, where riders can share stories and a pint. The best photos of the day will be made into prints and offered for sale, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Neighborhood Bike Works, which teaches bicycling and life skills to urban youth.
The Brompton Urban Challenge was first held in Milan, Italy, and brought to London in 2013. This year, five key international cities will host the event.