Souderton, Pennsylvania

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Souderton is a borough in Montgomery County, and Bucks County Pennsylvania. The population was 6,730 at the 2000 census.

Souderton hosts the end of the annual Univest Grand Prix, a professional bicycle race.

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Geography

Souderton is located at 40°18′37″N 75°19′18″W / 40.31028°N 75.32167°W / 40.31028; -75.32167 (40.310215, -75.321682)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The terrain is mildly rolling hills, with some steeper hills in the down town area, and flat terrain throughout.

Politics and government

Souderton has a city manager form of government with a mayor and a nine-member borough council. Souderton's current borough councilors are: John Young, Andrew Schlosser (Vice President), Ned Leight, Preston Miller, Edward Huber, Richard Halbom, Steven Toy, Brian Goshow (President), and D. Jeffery Gross. The Mayor is John Reynolds.[2]

The borough is represented by the following officials:

Sports

Souderton is host to the Univest Grand Prix, a one-day road bicycle racing event that is part of the USA Cycling Professional Tour. It usually takes place in early September and publicizes its association with Floyd Landis. This event is part of a weekend of longer bike races in surrounding towns. Participants are from varying areas in the United States, and foreign countries, mainly European. Italian, French and Flemish teams often return to the race annually. Although recently the race has gone professional, there are amateur races earlier in the morning for kids and adults.

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