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Published: 7/7/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Sylvania Cycling Classic Criterium Bike Race

Sylvania welcomed hundreds of bike racers for the third annual Sylvania Cycling Classic Criterium Bike Race on Sunday, July 7, 2013. The streets surrounding Burnham Park, at 6940 Maplewood Ave., were turned into a racetrack for the event. The track was essentially a loop, about a mile in length. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW

Sam Strawbridge, 8, of Sylvania, right, keeps a close eye on his competitor Wil Heizelman, 9, of Holland as the pair cross the finish line in a sprint during the children's race. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sam Strawbridge, 8, of Sylvania, right, keeps a close eye on his competitor Wil Heizelman, 9, of Holland as the ...
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Melissa Ryba, center left, leans forward to watch the men wiz by as she and Susan Donnelly, both of Traverse City, Mich., right, chat near the finish line. Both Donnelly and Ryba were in town to compete in the races.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Melissa Ryba, center left, leans forward to watch the men wiz by as she and Susan Donnelly, both of Traverse ...
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Trevor Miller of Columbus, center right, crosses the finish line first in the men's race during this year's Sylvania Cycling Classic. Cyclists from across the region turned out to participate in the 10 races offered throughout the day in various age and gender categories. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Trevor Miller of Columbus, center right, crosses the finish line first in the men's race during this year's Sylvania Cycling ...
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Steven Zigray, 9, of Sylvania, center, climbed a tree to get a better view of the racing during this year's Sylvania Cycling Classic. This is the third year the race was held in Sylvania. Several streets were blocked off as racers took to the criterium course, which wound around the streets surrounding Burnham Park.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Steven Zigray, 9, of Sylvania, center, climbed a tree to get a better view of the racing during this year's ...
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Trevor Miller of Columbus, right, leads the pack as he rounds a turn while competing in the men's race during this year's Sylvania Cycling Classic.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Trevor Miller of Columbus, right, leads the pack as he rounds a turn while competing in the men's race during ...
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Ben Thorne, 5, center, pulls a face for the camera, much to the amusement of his mother, Allison Thorne of Northwood, right, brother Zack, 3, left, and sister Emily, 8 months old, as the family waits for their father, Andrew, to finish his race. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ben Thorne, 5, center, pulls a face for the camera, much to the amusement of his mother, Allison Thorne of ...
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Madeline Smith, 12, of Colton, N.Y., right, pulls ahead of a competitor to place second overall in the 10- to 14 year-old race.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Madeline Smith, 12, of Colton, N.Y., right, pulls ahead of a competitor to place second overall in the 10-...
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Cameron Robertson, 13, of Royal Oak, Mich., wins the 10- to 14 year-old race during this year's Sylvania Cycling Classic.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cameron Robertson, 13, of Royal Oak, Mich., wins the 10- to 14 year-old race during this year's Sylvania Cycling Classic.
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Madeline Smith, 12, of Colton, N.Y., center, smiles as she takes her place among the other riders in the 10- to 14 year-old age group race. Smith came in second place in the race.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Madeline Smith, 12, of Colton, N.Y., center, smiles as she takes her place among the other riders in the ...
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Youth cyclists line up at the start to compete in the 15-minute-long 10- to 14 year-old race.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Youth cyclists line up at the start to compete in the 15-minute-long 10- to 14 year-old race.
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Blake Walters, 13, center, waves to the crowd as he and Stephanie Morrill, an intern with the organization Programs to Educate All Cyclists, right, make their way to the starting line for Blake to ride in the children's race. Walters, who has cerebral palsy, had wanted to participate in the race for several years.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Blake Walters, 13, center, waves to the crowd as he and Stephanie Morrill, an intern with the organization Programs to ...
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