FOCUS Bicycles and Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross (SoCalCross) are taking their partnership to a much bigger stage, Griffith Park at The Greek Theatre. One of the most vibrant cross racing series in the United States. SoCalCross features 20 races over16 weeks and the Griffith Park race is the second of two events that will award sought after UCI points. FOCUS along with Shimano will provide funding as presenting sponsors and have the Rapha-FOCUS professional cyclocross team on hand to participate.
FOCUS made its debut at the cyclocross world championships in 1992, so the sport is absolutely part of our DNA, says FOCUS Bicycles USA CEO, Scott Rittschof. We make a full range of cross bikes and want to support cross racers at all levels. Through our partnership with SoCalCross and this event, were helping to raise the visibility of this great sport in the vibrant Southern California cycling scene.
Held in Los Angeles famous Griffith Park at the site of the world-renowned Greek Theatre, this weekends Prestige Series Double Header is a two-day event with coveted UCI points on the line. In addition to Rapha-FOCUS riders Chris Jones and Zach McDonald, the weekend will feature top competition including multi-time national champion Ryan Trebon and Chris Horner, a RadioShack team rider and top-ten finisher in this years Tour de France. In addition to UCI C.2 points for elite riders, there will be races for all ages and categories including two single speed categories.
As with all SoCalCross weekends, the weekend will be free clincs and beginners cyclo-cross race. There will also be a road ride through Griffith Park, a classic bike show and a mid-season party. Check out the SoCalCross website for all information: http://socalcross.org
FOCUS Bicycles USA entered the North American market in the fall of 2009 and its bikes are available through independent specialty bike shops in 21 states from California to New York, as well as Performance bicycle stores nationwide. Check out the complete FOCUS line at www.focus-bikes.com
RACE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY & SUNDAY
7:30AM: Race day registration and expo open
8:30AM: Course open for warm-up and inspection
9:00AM: Junior M&W 10-14, 15-18; Youth U10
9:45AM: Masters Men 45+; 55+, Single Speed Women
10:45AM: Men CX4
11:45AM: Single Speed A (CX1-3); SSB (CX 3/4)
12:00PM: Women CX1/2; 3; 4, Masters Women 35+; W45+
12:45PM: Non-UCI Men CX1, 2 & 3; Masters Men 35+ 1-3; 35+ 3/4
1:30PM: Mini-Wave: Kids race (on separate course)
1:30PM: Course open for UCI Elite racers to inspect and warm-up
2:00PM: UCI Elite Women
2:45PM: First timer & Team relay race for Bicycle Advocacy (on separate course)
3:00PM: UCI Elite Men