Tomorrow is the start of a whole new venture in cycling here in the US. It is the debut of the World Cycling League. The World Cycling League is track racing. The format is co-ed teams, representing different regional, racing head to head on indoor velodromes. The first race is tomorrow night at the Velo Center in Carson CA.
I first heard about this from Dave Chauner at the Pro Challenge last year. I’ve known Dave for a long time. He was the man behind the original Philadelphia Professional Road Championships. He was on two Olympic teams, wrote a book and now is the behind the WCL. Busy guy.
Dave contacted me asking if I would want to come to the premier event of WCL. I was invited as media. I don’t really consider myself media, but maybe I should. I kind of just do what I do, not really reporting on anything, just writing down my observations of things I’m interested in. It doesn’t really matter how I’m labeled I guess.
Anyway, there are three sessions. Tomorrow night, Saturday afternoon and then Saturday evening. If you live anywhere near LA, why not go and check it out. I’m sure it is going to be crazy exciting.
I hope to meet up with Seth Davidson there on Saturday night. He wrote a post about the event too a couple days ago. For more information, to buy tickets, or just check out the WCL, click here. The events are also going to be streamed live at WorldCyclingLeague.com.