Cross Vegas

Cross Vegas is back for the third time around. If you’re an industry member or top male or female racer, it’s soon time to sign up for your chance to race your ‘cross bike on the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex’s famed thick magic carpet. But if you’re planning on attending, that requires a ticket as well.

An industry race sponsored by Mountain Bike Magazine? Huh? Well we tried, but big media dollars won out (it’s good to see our fat-tire friends put some attention on cyclocross). But Cyclocross Magazine will still be there, as the official online news website and to provide the official live coverage of the top races for fans at home and folks stuck at Interbike. Press release below.

July 26  (Boulder Colo.)  The rush is on for entry into the biggest cyclocross race in the U.S.  CrossVegas registration opens on August 1st at Noon Eastern Time for all categories.  Categories include Elite Men, Elite Women and the Wheelers & Dealers presented by Mountain Bike Magazine race for bicycle industry members attending Interbike.

The 2009 edition of CrossVegas is scheduled Wednesday Sept. 23rd in Las Vegas following the first day of the Interbike show. Heading into its third year, CrossVegas has become a fixture on the U.S. cyclocross calendar attracting almost 10,000 spectators to the stadium setting of Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas.

Exclusive online registration is at BikeReg.com.  Registration is limited for each category to 100 racers and is expected to fill rapidly.

In addition to competitor registration BikeReg.com will offer general admission ticket sales for the event.  An admission of $8 per person has been created this year to cover the expense of fencing mandated by park authorities.  “We’re victims of our own success,” explained CrossVegas co-promoter Brook Watts. “There have been serious traffic hazards created by fans parking in adjacent businesses and jaywalking major thoroughfares. As a result the fencing was required to mitigate the traffic issues as well as control fans hauling in prohibited beverages.”

Food and beverages sales, including beer, are available at CrossVegas beginning at 6:00 pm.  In addition, Interbike will again provide a free shuttle bus throughout the night from The Sands Convention Center.  “It’s the best bargain in Vegas,” explains Watts, “what else can you do in Las Vegas for eight bucks?”

Avoid the crowds at the gate and purchase tickets in advance for pick up at the Will Call window at the event or at the CrossVegas booth at Interbike.

The Wheelers & Dealers presented by Mountain Bike Magazine offers divisions for Men, Women, Media, Manufacturer, Retailer, Distributor and Advocacy.  New this year will be Wheelers & Dealers number pickup at the CrossVegas booth at Interbike on Wednesday allowing racers a chance to avoid the rush at race time.  In addition, the Wheelers & Dealers start time has been bumped to 7:00 pm to give racers and fans more time to get to the event after the show ends.

CrossVegas 2009 promises a great show for racers and fans alike. “If you’ve been to CrossVegas you know what an incredible show it is.  If you’ve never been then you’ve got to come see the biggest race in the U.S. ” Watts concludes.

Complete information at:  www.crossvegas.com