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UCI CXLA Weekend: DTLA Historic CX

2 days of World Class Cyclocross racing in Downtown Los Angeles!

Event Type: UCI Race
Event Date: Sat/Sun Dec 3-4 2011 Start Time: 8:30 AM first race (see detailed race schedule below)
Venue: Los Angeles State Historic Park Location: 1245 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles CA 90012
Event Summary

Event:

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UCI CYCLOCROSS LA (CXLA) Weekend: Downtown LA State Historic Park

Presented by: Spy Optic, Shimano, Focus Bicycles, Cynergy Cycles, Golden Saddle Cyclery

Hosted by Cyclig Clubs: The TEAM SoCalCross, LA Velocity, Mudfoot, Cadence, Montrose Bike Shop, Surf City Cyclery

Dates Saturday-Sunday, December 3-4, 2011
UCI Classification C2 / C2 – Held under USA Cycling Permit
Start Time/Depart: 8:30 AM first race (see detailed race schedule)
Contact Dorothy Wong – Dot@SoCalCross.org
Venue Los Angeles State Historic Park

1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012

Race Day Registration: Opens at 7:00AM at Race Venue each day.
Online Registration:

Online Registration Closes @ 11:59pm Pacific – Thursday Dec 1, 2011 www.SoCalCross.org/register
Hotel options in Chinatown less than .5 miles from the race venue:

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dragon Gate Inn: $89.nite

818 N Hill Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012-2395, Phone: 213/617-3077 Fax: 213/680-3753

Free Expanded Breakfast, Parking $10 secured overnight.

ROYAL PAGODA MOTEL: $59.nite

995 North Broadway, Los Angeles, California, 90012-2395

The motel has been remodeled and has a sleek retro look.  Parking is free and there is free Internet access.

To book either hotel at DISCOUNT rate, e-mail Peter Kwong at: akwong5951@aol.com or call: 213/617-3077 x 118 ask for Peter

Hotel Options – Downtown & LAX:

SOCALCROSS DEAL… DOWNTOWN LA:  Millenium Biltmore

Classic Room $90.nite, Club Room $155-includes breakfast and lounge access inc drinks-appetizers, 10% off food, Self Park @Pershing Square=Overnight $15/day Mention SoCalCross to get discounted rate – call hotel directly to book: 213-624-1011

Hilton Checkers Downtown Los Angeles $145+tax USAC rate

Embassy Suites LAX/South $110-126 USAC rate

Race & Media HQ on site: Race HQ-Media with wireless access will be located in enclosed tents next to Race Day Registration.
Awards: Awards podium will be located in north end of the Race Expo. Top 3-5 Prizelist based on category.
Emergency Hospital Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

501 S. Buena Vista St. • Burbank, CA 91505 • (818) 843-5111

SoCalCross Prestige Series presented by Spy Optic… Kicked-Off the 2011-12 Season at Downtown Los Angeles State Historic Park Sept 2011!  YouTube Preview Image

Come join us at Los Angeles State Historic Park this weekend  with big names of cycling!  Check out the festival, discover DTLA by bicycle!  Learn about the Historic Park and its significance on the history and culture of Los Angles.  Entry is free to the public, kids and canine FUN race is free just before the elite races.  Want to try ‘cross – demo bikes are available for rental or bring your own bike – mountain bikes work well!

EVENT SCHEDULE: SEE LATEST NEWS PAGE (stay up to date on the latest SoCalCross News on Facebook including live twitter feeds-pics, vids and streaming video)

Registration:

Pre-registration is available online through www.SoCalCross.org and ends Thursday – December 1st at 11:59pm Pacific prior to the race weekend. Registration will also be available on race day and closes 20 minutes prior to each race start except for UCI men and women – race day registration ends one hour prior to elite women’s race start, so 1:10pm each day.

License:

  • For UCI events Elite Men, Elite Women are required to hold a USA Cycling International License.
  • For amateur categories, a USA Cycling license is required.  2012 USA licenses can be purchased on line beginning December 1st at: www.USACycling.org or on race day good through 12/31/2012. One-day licenses will be available at race for non-UCI events $10.
  • UCI Elite Men $45
  • UCI Elite Women $45
  • USAC Masters Men & Women (all ages) $30
  • USAC Categories (Non UCI & Single Speed) $30
  • USAC Juniors race FREE ** with valid USA Cycling License. Under 10 race FREE – no USAC license required.
  • Add $5 race day entry – 2nd race $5 after higher race entry fee is paid. Except Juniors.

About the Park:

Los Angeles State Historic Park is located at 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles CA, 90012. The park is  open to the public from 8:00am to sunset, 7 days a week. A California State Park, LASHP also figures prominently in revitalization of the Los Angeles River with a plan for native wetland habitat on the site and a future physical connection to the River.  Coupled with efforts to connect with other green spaces of urban Los Angeles through a series of bike paths and pedestrian walkways, LASHP is, as it has always been, a gateway – in the 21st century to a greener and newly imagined urban Los Angeles.

MORE PARK INFO AT: LA State Historic Park Blog Page and California State Parks Page

About the Course:

This 3.5km length course consists of a mix of tight turns and long straights mostly flat grass and hard pack dirt while taking advantage of the natural elevation changes around the venue.  Course features will include a cross over-under bridge, one long stairs section, one double barrier section, a soft-sand dirt pit section and one dirt whoops section.

There will be a double pit (2-way) location in the center of the course, splitting the midway points in each direction of the course. It will include a bike wash station for races in progress. An auxiliary wash will be located in the bike pit as needed and near the north end of parking lot.

Directions to Los Angeles State Historic Park:

Address: 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Driving Directions:

From the 110 freeway NORTHBOUND: Take exit 24 to merge onto N Hill St Turn left onto W College St 0.2 mi.  Turn left onto N Spring S.  Park is on the left.

From the 110 freeway SOUTHBOUND take exit 24C on the left to merge onto N Hill St toward Civic Center 0.4 mi. Turn left onto W College St  0.2 mi  Turn left onto N Spring St. Destination will be on the left.

From the 5 freeway SOUTH BOUND Merge onto the 110 Freeway South. Take exit 24C on the left to merge onto N Hill St toward Civic Center 0.4 mi. – Turn left onto W College St  0.2 mi  – Turn left onto N Spring St.  Destination will be on the left.

From the 5 freeway NORTHBOUND Take exit 136B for Broadway – Turn left onto North Broadway – Continue onto North Spring Street. Destination will be on the right.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WORKS at LA HISTORIC!

Flying into LAX?   Take the LAX FlyAway right from your baggage claim to Union Station.  Amtrak TO Union Station or Don’t want to drive to the race?  Take the Metro Rail – Gold Line to Chinatown Station… literally 50 yards from the Park!

Click on links to trip planners:

Metro – http://www.metro.net
Metrolink – http://www.metrolinktrains.com
Amtrak  - http://www.amtrak.com

DOWNLOAD Event Flyer and Tech Guide:

CXLA Race Flyer (pdf)
CXLA UCI Tech Guide
(pdf)

SUPPORT MORE THAN A BIKE RACE!

Los Angeles State Historic Park represents a transportation corridor within the City an County of Los Angeles as the site of the Southern Pacific Railroad in the late 1800′s.  Come out and support transportation bicycling… the LA County Bicycle Coalition, C.I.C.L.E. and Bikes Belong promoting transportation bicycling… competition is relative : )

Event Information

Event Information

UCI CXLA Weekend Flyer

Event Information

UCI TechGuide CXLAfinal

Race Results

Saturday December 3 Results (web) (pdf)

Race Results

Sunday December 4 Results (web) (pdf)

CXLA COURSE MAP

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