May 03, 2007 11:01
AM Eastern Daylight Time
$10,000 Cash Purse Marks This Years
May 20 West L.A. College Grand Prix for Cycling, Announces Dan
Weinberg, Velo Club La Grange Sponsorship Director
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A $10,000 cash purse the largest
in the races history marks this years West L.A.
College Grand Prix for cycling (www.lagrange.org/wlacgp.htm),
presented by 1031Market.Com and hosted by Velo Club La Grange, and
set for Sunday, May 20, over a 1.3-mile circuit around the colleges
The grand prix promises to be not only the largest and richest
cycling event in the clubs 38-year history, but the biggest
and richest cycling event ever raced in West Los Angeles, and is
expected to attract more than 400 amateur and professional bicycle
racers from across the Western United States. Over 1,000 race fans
and cycling enthusiasts are anticipated to attend the racing challenge
and day-long cycling exposition showcasing the latest in cycling
technology and nutritional products. Admission and parking are free.
Cycling is a great athletic sport, especially for young people,
and 1031Market.Com is excited to present this years West L.A.
College Grand Prix, said Clay Womack, president of Direct
Capital Securities. 1031Market.Com (www.1031market.com)
is the Internet home of Direct Capital Securities, one of the industrys
oldest and most active investment firms specializing in Tenant-In-Common
A $10,000 cash purse has always been a goal of ours for this
event, and the fact that we have finally achieved our goal is fantastic,
said Dan Weinberg, Velo Club La Grange sponsorship director. Im
proud to say that our race is among the top five bicycle races in
all of California, which now has more than 200 races.
Past winners of the West L.A. College Grand Prix include such racing
notables as Tony Cruz, Harm Jansen, Freddy Rodriguez and Ivan Dominguez.
The grand prix includes 10 categories by age and gender, including
Juniors, Masters and Pros. The West L.A. College Grand Prix begins
at 9 a.m. with the Juniors. The highlight of the day, the Pros
Race, will start at 1:35 p.m. Cash awards totaling close to $5,000
in this category will be paid 20 deep.
Other highlights include custom winners podium jerseys for
selected categories, KOM (King Of the Mountains) competition with
$2,100 in cash prizes, team competition with prizes for best team
in each race, and Masters Cycle League points. A complete
list of categories, prices, race course map, directions to the campus
and how to register is available by going online to www.lagrange.org/wlacgp.htm.
La Granges professional coaches again will conduct two racing
clinics on the actual race course to allow first-time and beginning
riders to Learn to Race Like a Pro. The clinics will
teach bike handling, race strategy, bike safety, and cycling etiquette.
The clinics are free and will take place on Saturday, May 12, and
Wednesday, May 16 (see www.lagrange.org
for more details).
Cash sponsors include 1031Market.com (Direct Capital Securities
- title sponsor), Thomas Byrnes (attorney at law), West L.A. Industrial
and Urgent Care, Helen's Cycles, Bicycling Magazine, Cannondale
Bicycle Corporation, Land Rover (a new LR2 vehicle will be on display
in the expo area), and Kahala Corporation (title sponsor of the
Kahala-La Grange racing team).
Additional sponsors for this years West L.A. College Grand
Prix include Voler Team Apparel (podium jerseys, prizes), Accelerade
Advanced Sports Drink (free samples, prizes), Surf City Squeeze
(free smoothies), LA Sports Massage (free massage), Liquid Fitness
(free race clinics, coaching services), Siren Studios (production
rental company - equipment support), Alpha & Omega Construction
Services (expo area support), Full Performance Fitness (liquid vitamins
- prizes) and MCL (Master's Cycle League - prizes).
The core mission of 1031Market.Com is to help real estate investors
find appropriate investments that are designed to defer capital
gains tax on property they sell, including, in particular, fractional
real estate ownership programs such as tenant in common programs
and oil and gas interests.
About Velo Club La Grange
Velo Club La Grange is one of California's largest and oldest cycling
clubs with over 400 members nationwide. The club was founded by
Raymond Fouquet in 1969 and fields one of the top amateur racing
teams in the U.S. Past members include a Tour de France stage winner,
an Olympic gold medalist, and several U.S. National and California