EVENT TIMES

7:00 am: Recreational Ride Starts in City Park (12, 45 or 90 mile options)
7:45 am: Pagoda Road Run Starts at the Fire Tower.
9:00 am: Pro Race Opening Ceremonies.
9:30 am: Pro Race Starts in City Park.
9:30 am: The Reading 120 Festival commences at the Start/finish line with the family fun zone, Food Truck Festival, Wine and Beer Garden, Expo, and more!
10:00 to 11:00 am: Hand Cycle Race begins in City Park.
Approximately 11:15 am: Pro Race goes through City Park.
11:30 am to 12:30 pm: Youth Races in City Park
Approximately 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Pro Race returns to City Park for three laps on the City/Lower Alsace/Mt Penn Circuit.
2:30 to 3:00 pm: Pro Race Awards Ceremony in City Park

WHERE TO WATCH

The five laps of the Reading circuit are very spectator-friendly. There is no one way to watch the race, so use your imagination and figure out what works best for you and yours. The race is free, beautiful and exciting. Please come and enjoy a day of international sport and community celebration.

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RACE OVERVIEW

The Reading 120 is an international cycling competition that is staking its claim as the greatest single day road race – or Classic – in all of North, South and Central America.

The “Classic of the Americas”, at 120-miles, is very long and very hard.It opens with two loops through the magnificent preserved farmland of Berks County, and culminates with three laps featuring grueling climbs up Mount Penn past the iconic Pagoda.

The race is one of only seven UCI (International Cycling Union) races in the USA, and is sanctioned out of Switzerland. UCI status denotes the very highest level of race quality, attracting top racers from across the globe.

The Reading120 allows you experience a world class sporting event locally with professional riders from all over the world.

With the start and finish line in Reading’s City Park there are activities and events scheduled to entice every type of spectator.  Youth activities, handcycle and youth races and food and drink vendors allow for a day the whole family can participate in.  And above all, it’s free to the public.

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JOIN THE 2016 READING 120 VOLUNTEER TEAM!

Volunteering is a great way to show your community pride and help us to make this race successful. For cycling fans, you have the unique opportunity to see some of the “ins and outs” of a professional cycling event. But, you don’t have to be a fan or know anything about cycling to volunteer. Being friendly and enthusiastic are the only requirements.


There are many different volunteer opportunities for the Reading120. Choose one from the below list and register for it to find out more.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Are you interested in volunteering for the Reading 120, or have you already signed up? Then join us for volunteer orientation at either of the following locations:

Tuesday, September 6th, 7:30 at Esposito’s 1540 Friedensburg Road Reading, PA 19606
Wednesday, September 7th, 7:00 PM at Canal Street Pub, 535 Canal Street, Reading, PA 19602
Thursday, September 8th, 6:00 PM at Saucony Creek Brewery, 15032 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530

Volunteer Orientations will last one hour, volunteers will receive their complimentary t-shirts sponsored by the Reading Health System at the meeting.

Being a course marshal is a great way to watch the race and be a part of it.  As course marshal you will serve as an aide to the race organization and local law enforcement by helping to secure course. Course marshals are assigned a specific post and time slot on the racecourse.  For more detailed information and to choose your location please complete the volunteer registration below.
A race ambassador serves to assist spectators in experiencing the race to the fullest. Posts are two hour shifts in City Park that include manning the information tent, helping vendors, monitoring the area and assisting with questions.
Shifts available are 8am-10am, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm and 2pm-4pm
Get the word out. Interested in helping promote the race? Follow Reading120 on social media to see when canvassing events are in your area or contact us volunteer@reading120.com to be added to our email list.
As the pros ride through the countryside youth races will be taking place in City Park. Help participants register for their different categories and assist with start and finish line procedures. Youth races are held 11:30am-1pm
Assist in either construction or breakdown of the racecourse. Duties include podium and tent set up and placing banners. Set up is 7-9am and breakdown approximately 2:30-4pm.
Assist race officials by chaperoning riders post race to anti-doping site.  There will be a brief training on race day prior to post.
Ceremony coordinators assist race organizers in ensuring ceremony procedures run smoothly.  Volunteers report for duty 1:30-3:30.
Ever wondered what a pro cyclist eats before a race? Find out by hosting riders in your home. Hosts are responsible for providing a bed and some food during the stay. Riders will have their own transportation. For more information please complete the volunteer registration below.

There are three volunteer positions we need for the Pagoda Classic 6K/12K Race:

1. Parking: Parking assistants will help the Parking Captain direct traffic and park cars in the start line lot. You’ll arrive at 6 AM and have a front row “seat” to watch the start and finish! (We will need 5 – 6 volunteers)

2. Water Stop/Course Marshal: Water stop volunteers arrive at 6:30 AM and assist the captain with set up, water distribution to the runners and clean up. In addition, you will direct runners onto a short course excursion into the woods of Mt. Penn. This is a great spot to watch and cheer runners as they start the long, uphill climb to the finish. (We will need 5 – 6 volunteers)

3. Set Up and Clean Up: These volunteers will arrive at 6 AM at the Start Line to help with event set up and clean up. You’ll have a front row “seat” to watch the start and finish! (We will need 5 – 6 volunteers.)

A Gran Fondo, also known as a Cyclosportif, is a recreational bike ride that precedes the pro race and follows, all or in part, the pro race course. This year’s Fondo includes a 12 mile, 45 mile and 90 mile options. We have nearly fifty riders already registered with a vast majority riding the 45 and 90 options.

 

There are eight volunteer positions we need for the Gran Fondo:

 

1. Course Maker Set-up. Two-Six persons to place markers along the 12 Mile, 45 mile and 90 mile routes. Markers are to be placed on Friday, September 9th, and can be installed at a time that is convenient to the crew.

 

2. Course Marker Retrieval. Two-Six persons to collect the markers along the 12 Mile, 45 mile and 90 mile routes. Markers are to be collected on Saturday and at a time that is convenient to the crew.

 

3. Day of Registration. One-Two persons to assist with registration, including accepting payment, accepting waiver forms and assigning bibs. Day of registration will take place between 6:00-7:00 AM.

 

4. Kutztown Rest Station. Two persons to set-up, supervise and tear down the rest station. Set-up would be at 7:30 AM, with tear down at 9:30 AM. We will provide the 10’x10′ tent, a table, food and drink, and chairs for you. Note: The rest stop will be on the race course, so that if you choose, you could stay to watch the pro race and Kutztown’s University’s 150th Anniversary parade (the pro race bookends the parade, and both will pass by the rest station). We are asking rest stop attendees to return the tent, which folds up into a box, the table and chairs and any left over food (that you don’t want) back to City Park, where you’ll be able to enjoy the festival and the finishing circuits of the race.

 

5. Oley Rest Station. Two persons to set-up, supervise and tear down the rest station. Set-up would be at 10:00 AM, with tear down at 1:00 PM. We will provide the 10’x10′ tent, a table, food and drink, and chairs for you. We are asking rest stop attendees to return the tent, which folds up into a box, the table and chairs and any left over food (that you don’t want) back to City Park, where you’ll be able to enjoy the festival and the finishing circuits of the race

 

6. Mechanics. Two bike mechanics. The Fondo begins at 7:00 with the last riders anticipated back by1:30. Preferably, mechanics would drive the course during the ride.

 

7. Course Marshall. One person between 9:00-1:30 in City Park to direct Fondo riders to their finish line.

 

8. Bike Locker Monitor. One-Two persons between 9:00-3:30 in City Park at the Information/Registration Tent for bike check.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Gran Fondo

September 10 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Men’s Pro Race

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hand-cycle Race

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Youth Races

September 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Pagoda Classic Road Run

September 10 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

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