Altadena, California, Nov. 13, 2014 — World-class cyclocross returns to the Los Angeles’ largest park: Griffith Park at the Greek Theater in the Hollywood Hills! CXLA is back! Enjoy a full weekend of festivities leading into the Thanksgiving weekend! Highlights include the LA Bike Fest: CXLA Bicycle Expo and Swap Meet and Food Truck Festival, benefiting the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition!
Athletes will be competing for points in several important race series, including California Cyclocross (CACX), the SoCalCross Prestige Series and, most vitally, UCI internationally-sanctioned elite racing as part of the USA Cycling PRO CX Tour! That’s right, UCI Elite Men, Women and Juniors 17-18 as well as factory teams from around the country will once again be going wheel to wheel in our own back yard.
JUST FOR THE LADIES: Equal prize money to the UCI Elite Women’s races from top to bottom will be provided thanks to Knobbe Martens IP Law. There will also be a Women’s Lounge hosted by the She Wolf Attack Team! Ladies Ride, as well as Women on Bikes web radio Q&A.
RIDE WITH THE PROs: On Friday at 3 p.m. we’ll be gathering at Golden Saddle Cyclery to ride with a few of the fast guys and gals in town, over to Griffith Park for a CX clinic. Everyone’s invited!
PARTY TIME: Friday evening after riding with the Pros, let’s enjoy Happy Hour food and drinks at Mowhawk Bend. Saturday evening everyone is invited to an After Party Social at Golden Road Brewing.
Hope you can make it to CXLA Weekend at Griffith Park – Vermont Canyon – Greek Theatre! Saturday and Sunday November 22-23!
Register at BikeReg.com and all SoCalCross events at: www.SoCalCross.org/register. Complete race info at: www.SoCalCross.org http://socalcross.org/events/cxla-weekend/
Special thanks to the following parties for helping to make it all happen: Voler Team Apparel, Jenson USA, Knobbe Martens, Clif Bar, TRP Brakes, CENTRICsport, Castex, American Classic, Union Sport, Squareone, Montrose Bike Shop, H&S Bicycles, Golden Saddle Cyclery, Rock N Road Cyclery, Bike Effect, The Mob Shop, SoCalCycling.com, 10 Speed Coffee, Pedalers Fork, Empire Bikes, Craig Abrams, D.C., SoCalCycling.com, Sock Guy, Pasadena Cyclery, The Mob Shop, Cadence, The Bike Shop of Temecula Valley, Orange Bikes, Road Runner Bags, NUUN, Road Runner Bags, American Classic, Magic Cycle Werks, Pro Gold, and Velo Allegro.
For more information, the weekend schedule and to stay up to date, visit Facebook.com/SoCalCross and follow us on Twitter: @SoCalCross. For complete details, check out SoCalCross.org/events/cxla.
ABOUT THE SERIES: Cyclocross is a historic form of bicycle racing that typically takes place in the autumn and winter. It is a timed event consisting of multiple laps of a 1.5- to 2-mile course consisting of pavement, wooded trails, grass, hills, sand, mud and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry their bike, and then remount. The SoCalCross Prestige Series was launched in 2006 and has grown over 500% in terms of participation since its inception to become one of the nation’s leading cyclocross racing organizations.