The Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown will host the Corporate Challenge this evening, beginning at 7:30.
This year's edition will see employees from Valley Preferred, PPL Energy Plus, Bicycling, Rodale Inc., Buckeye, VSAS, LCCC, the Velodrome, and Red Robin go head to head to see who has the quickest employees in the Valley.
Marty Nothstein, executive director, recognizes the popularity of the event to the businesses involved. "It's a great opportunity for local corporations to get their names out in front of a large audience and have a great time racing under the Friday night lights, and it doesn't get better than that."
In this fan-favorite event, local corporations assemble a team comprised of six employees and compete in an Italian Pursuit tournament. One team will start on the wall in each straightaway and form a pace line to draft behind each other.
Each lap the first rider swings off and lets the following rider lead the team for a lap until only one rider remains to bring home the gold.
The teams are not only trying to take the win over the other team on the track, but also record a fast time so they can seed themselves well moving forward.
Gates open at 5:30. Tickets start at $5 and kids 12 and under are free. Valley Preferred Cycling Center features a locally sourced, all-organic concession stand and local craft beer and wine.