The first time Wolfpack Hustle organized a race, they beat a jet from Burbank to Long Beach.
Since then, they’ve grown to become the organizers behind of one of Southern California’s most dramatic racing campaigns, the Unified Title Series, drawing top racers from throughout the US and overseas.
Two races are already in the can, the Shoreline Crit in Long Beach and the Civic Center Crit in Downtown LA. Now the final race in the series, the HP Gran Prix, is gearing up for single-speed battle this Saturday in Huntington Park.
I’ll let Wolfpack Hustle explain the race itself.
This scenic sprint race finale on Pacific Ave in Huntington Park is where the Fixed Gear and Freewheel categories merge and compete as one division Men’s and Women’s. This race is single speed only. Individually qualified competitors will go head to head in top 16 bracketed elimination rounds until a winner is determined. First place Mens / Womens will receive Wolfpack Hustle Dog Tags.
But this is so much more than just a bike race.
While most cities merely accommodate racing — if they allow it at all — Huntington Park is pulling out all the stops for a Lucha Libre themed bike party this Saturday.
In addition to the all-out racing, you’ll find giveaways including a Samsung tablet, Beats headphones, three Sole Bikes, three Bern bike helmets and HP Gran Prix T-shirts, just to name a few. And all you have to do to get a raffle ticket is to show up on a bike.
You’ll also find some of the area’s best food trucks, including:
- The Grilled Cheese Truck
- Slanging Corean Food Truck
- El Gallo Giro
- Dino’s Chicken
As well as an expo featuring find top vendors and organizations:
- Everton Bikes
- Eco Rapid Transit
- Chamber of Commerce
- LA County Department of Public Health
It all adds up to one of the most exciting and entertaining spectator events of year, taking place from 5 to 9 pm this Saturday, on Pacific Blvd between Florence and Zoe in Huntington Park.
Be there for some epic racing and a serious good time. Or wish you had.
Don’t believe me? Check out last year’s action, which went down as one of the best bike events of the year.
For anyone traveling south to San Diego, Tour De Fat is this Saturday, Sept 27, in Golden Hill. New Belgian brewery’s traveling bicycling extravaganza show with proceeds benefiting two local bike groups – S.D.County Bike Coalition and the S.D.Mtn. Bike Assoc.