UPDATE 12PM MAR 8TH
DEAR RIDAZZ, ATHLETES, FRIENDS
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED.
YOUR COOPERATION IS NEEDED.
THE MARATHON CRASH RACE IS CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.
The situation is this. 5 days ago The City of Los Angeles served us
with a violation notice regarding the Marathon Crash Race, threatening criminal liability and imprisonment should the event move forward without a permit. Such a notice has never been issued in the 4 years prior. There was no choice but to immediately cancel the event.
The cancellation of the Marathon Crash Race is a huge loss, as one of the 3 points races in the Unified Title Series, and for the thousands of people who simply show up to ride some of the most famous streets in the world.
Today, thanks to Herbalife International I am proud to announce that the Unified Title Series has been saved. With their commitment and the commitment of the Mayor's Office and the City of Los Angeles, we are able continue with a complete series (Announcement soon). Furthermore, we look forward to working with the Mayor's office and the City of Los Angeles to bring back the Marathon Crash Race for 2015 as a legitimate permitted event.
Gather 3AM Roll 4AM (REMEMBER DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!)
TANGS DONUT SUNSET / FOUNTAIN
Realizing that people will come to "crash" the course, as they have done long before Wolfpack Hustle organized this event, the City, the LAPD and the Mayor's office worked extremely hard to make a permit available as of Friday night at approximately 8pm. Because it is logistically impossible to provide a safe arena for a race, this permit is made available for a FUN RIDE ONLY. This is where your cooperation is needed.
THIS NOT A RACE.
THERE IS NO FINISH LINE.
THE LAPD IS PROVIDING A CONTROLLED FUN RIDE ONLY.
LETS FINISH THIS RIDE TOGETHER AS ONE COMMUNITY.
I want to introduce you to Damian Kevitt, a fellow hit and run survivor who some may know as the man who's leg was torn off as he was being dragged by a car driver onto the 5 freeway. We may never find the coward who did this, but we can all celebrate the courage shown by Damian who, after multiple surgeries and with a prostetic leg in place, has come back to ride again and will help lead the Marathon Crash ride.
THE LAPD will be out there to run a rolling closure.
We MUST stay within this closure.
LACBC IS GRACIOUSLY PROVIDING ROUTE MARSHALS
PLEASE SHOW the city that cyclists can be a unified group. Lets make this ride safe and fun and let's send a message to the City of Los Angeles that we mean business and we want to ride LOS ANGELES
CAN YOU DIG IT?