Reading 120 bicycle race in jeopardy after county pulls support
Berks County Commissioners said shortly before Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting that it will no longer provide sheriff or emergency services department resources for the popular Reading 120 bicycle race; the commissioners notified every municipality in the county as well as Reading City Council members.
“We’re not going to die because they don’t want to do it. We’re moving ahead. We’re going to do it,” said Mayor Wally Scott. “We’re going to do whatever we can to raise the funds for whatever’s needed.”
The race organizer also responded to the claims of disorganization. He said sometimes great things fall into place at the last minute, but they always work out.