Promoters Pay Attention! A Downtown Grand Prix, that works.

The Long Beach Grad Prix, Saturday April 4.
https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/files_flyers/3242.pdf

http://www.socalreg.com/schedule.asp?race=Long+Beach+Bicycle+GP

Reasons why this race will be a hit:
1: Variable registration fees. P/1/2 = $55, E4 = $30, E3=$40, W1/2/3=$45

2: Big PURSES!
E4 = $750 (7deep)
E3 = $1500 (15deep)
W/1/2/3= $2000 (20deep)
M1/2/3 = $1300 (13deep)
P/1/2 = $10,000 (20deep)

3. Civilized start times (ok there are only a few fields so they can get away with this)

4. It's in LA. There is a track omnium the night before, and a crit the next day in Carson. So this is VERY friendly for a weekend trip. One could go down to LA, race friday, shop Sat morning, race Sat, party Sat night, race Sunday, and drive home happy, and perhaps with a net+$ weekend if they are lucky!!!

Now wouldn't we all rather race a LITTLE less often to have more races like this?

I think so.

-kieran

P.S. What is truly sad is that there might be more racers from Northern California at this race than were at the San Jose "sudden classic". Ouch...that would hurt.

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