2018 West Sac Cyclocross Grand Prix Dates Set for Oct 6-7
The popular West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix (WSCXGP) is back this fall with pro and amateur races scheduled Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th on the hilly and beautiful course along the Sacramento River. Cyclists of all levels race along the Sacramento River bounded by the Tower Bridge and I Street Bridge in the City’s beautiful River Walk Park. There will be food, beer, live music, vendors and a kids zone. This free event is fantastic for spectators. Registration opens September 5 at noon.
Race organizers are pleased to announce that Kaiser Permanente has been named as the presenting sponsor this year!
“We’re happy for the return of this unique bike race, which has grown year after year in popularity and serves as a showcase for the beautiful River Walk Park,” said Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. “With Kaiser Permanente’s reputation for promoting active, healthy lifestyles, we’re thrilled to welcome Kaiser as the presenting sponsor.”
“Kaiser Permanente is excited to be the presenting sponsor of WSCXGP because of our firm belief that partnering with organizations that promote physical activity creates a healthier community,” said Sandy Sharon, Kaiser Permanente senior vice president and area manager, Sacramento. “We are pleased to support activities to get people moving, whether they compete in Cyclocross, other competitive athletics, or simply walk the recommended 30 minutes a day, five days a week.”
In addition to Kaiser Permanente, the event continues to be sponsored at high-level by popular West Sacramento brewery Bike Dog, newcomer to the race international security giant ABUS, California-based VOLER, Berkeley’s CLIF Company, West Sacramento’s Capital West Realty, Raley’s, Edible Pedal, Bryan Miller Design, organizing group NORCALCX, American Medical Response - AMR Yolo County, and Sacramento’s Squid Bikes, Dai! Endurance, and 93.7 The River radio station. Both events are powered by the region’s premier electronic timing chip company Clipped In Races.
Race within a Race
New this year is the GNAR!5K (Go Nuts Along the River) urban trail foot race where participants will run on the actual Cyclocross course at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th! The north end of the GNAR!5K crosses into Yolo County Park where the famous #westsacgoats will be grazing during the race. Sign up to run with the goats here. The 5K is organized by the Sloppy Moose Running Club which is known for its popular and fun Beer Week 5K as well as weekly Wednesday night runs.
Community members are invited to join the fun by volunteering on race weekend. Volunteers get a front row seat to the action and receive food and drink for helping out. Signups for various roles from set up to take down to course monitors are available here.