SCPS #18: Santa Cross Sunday! Holiday themed Prestige Series action!
USA Cycling ranking points, Doggie Cross, Santa's Team Relay Race, Joy Ride Around the Park
SCPS #17 Saturday of of Santa Cross Weekend is in the books taking place at the city of Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. There was lots to do including of course CX racing but the day added a couple twists like a Scavenger hunt ride in the Park hosted by Cadence Cycling. It was also the One Day Championships of the Park including the first ever All-Fixed Gear Championships of the Park presented by Orange 20 Bikes bringing all kids of riders including champions of fixed gear and 66 year old experienced track cyclies and the LA fixed youth riders for a first time ever race on the Prestige Series schedule this day. Complete report coming out soon!
SCPS #18: SANTA CROSS SUNDAY DEC 18TH… presented by Universal Cycles! – DAY 2 OF SOCALCROSS PRESTIGE SERIES RACING presented by SPY Optic at the City of LA’s largest park… GRIFFITH PARK!
This day will be holiday themed, so wear your favorite costumes and dress up your bike with lots of fun things to do and give back at the same time! CX racing… Ride Around the Park… Doggie Cross… TEAM Relay Cross Race… Boys & Girls Club of LA Toy-Food Drive.
Racers and Riders… bring a toy or canned food to the Park on Sunday and get automatically entered to win some cool prizes including an entry into the Ride for Life George Hincapie Gran Fondo in Santa Clarita. Items will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles and more!
Racing begins at 9AM each day. Race day registration opens at 7:30am. Course officially opens for inspection at 8:30am.
Never been to Griffith Park? We’ll lead you on a ride around the park on some very nice roads (no bikes on trails please!) closed to cars with spectacular views of the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. Meet at the Race Expo at 11AM. Ride will include some climbing and descending – road bikes are best. We’ll re-group throughout. Last stop… the infamous Griffith Park Observatory http://www.griffithobs.org/ for likely a view of LA and the Pacific Ocean! Ride is FREE but bring a wrapped toy or canned food for your entry into Ride 4 Life Gran Fondo!
The first annual Doggie Cross takes place Sunday at 1:00PM in the Park. $5 entry donation goes to the Los Angeles Animal Shelter. Custom awards and treats to all! Doggies and owner will compete mass start around a smaller canine and owner friendly cross course. No bikes… costumes encourage. Special prizes for Best Canine Costumes!
Enter the TEAM Santa Cross Costume Relay race Sunday $5 donation directly to: the Friends of Griffith Park. Prizes to Top 3 TEAM! http://www.friendsofgriffithpark.org/