Tolsdorf Trike Challenge Mixes Skill with Good-Natured Fun

Mixing equal measures of skill, competitiveness and good-natured fun, the Tolsdorf Trike Challenge has become one of the most popular events in the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic, sponsored by Benchmark Federal Credit Union. This series of tag-team, round-robin eliminations finds adults 18 and over testing their mettle with the peddle on oversized tricycles. Chris Tolsdorf, president of Tolsdorf Oil Lube Express, the challenge’s title sponsor, enjoys the good-nature of the Trike Challenge, but stresses there is a lot more skill involved that too often goes unnoticed. “Our team takes it very seriously while still having fun,” said Tolsdorf. “All the teams do, which makes the races that much more exciting.”

Saturday, August 10th, will mark the sixth year for the Tolsdorf Trike Challenge and the 15th year that the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce has welcomed pro cyclists to its historic streets during the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic.

The Tolsdorf Trike Challenge is open to all businesses, organizations and groups of five who feel they have the right stuff. Each team must have at least one person of the opposite sex.  Besides the glory that comes with triumph, the winning team will have their name engraved on the prestigious Trike Challenge Trophy. In addition, each team member will enjoy a VIP experience at the exclusive Crit Club where they will enjoy a lavish buffet and beverages as they celebrate their victory.

In its first year, 2014, the win went to Tolsdorf Oil Lube Express. In 2015, Dave’s Auto Repair won the day, with BSN Sports (known then as Kelly’s Sports) tasting victory in 2016. This year Pillar Real Estate Advisors and The Master’s Baker are anxious to join the list of winners, with others expected to sign up before deadline on Friday, August 9th at 10:00 A.M. A portion of the proceeds is going to be donated to the WC Summer Soiree. The Soiree is a non-profit organization that supports other non-profits and worthy causes who need special support for a one-time event.



About the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic:

Sponsored by Benchmark Federal Credit Union, the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic takes place on the streets of downtown West Chester, PA. The iconic event offers a wide range of exciting racing action and family-focused festivities that include the Iron Hill Twilight Pro Men’s Criterium, the Wilmington University Pro Women’s Criterium, Rothman Institute Amateur Criterium, West Chester Dental Arts Kids’ Race, Tolsdorf Trike Challenge, Chester County Hospital Community Festival and MacElree Harvey Kids’ Zone.


About Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce:

The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, located in the heart of Chester County, PA is a membership based not-for-profit organization providing resources, advocacy and educational opportunities to help local businesses and entrepreneurs build relationships, promote their business, grow their network, address their most serious business challenges and become an integral part of the community.