SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Paying spectators at the CrossVegas cyclocross race will be able to attend the final hours of the Interbike trade show this September, the show's organizers announced this week.
CrossVegas is held on Wednesday evening, Sept. 18, and many of the spectators are dealers or suppliers in Vegas for Interbike. The new program allows those spectators who would not otherwise be invited to enter the trade show to buy $25 tickets to visit from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.
The program is different from the Interbike by Invitation program, which allows retailers to invite a limited number of consumers to the show on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“CrossVegas is a supporter and longtime partner of ours, and it seemed only fitting to allow their loyal fans access to the show on Friday,” said Pat Hus, vice president of Interbike. “Between CrossVegas on Wednesday, the USA CRITS Finals on Thursday and the show access on Friday, there’s a great week of cycling events to entice all cycling fans to join us in Las Vegas.”
CrossVegas attendees can either pre-register through the CrossVegas website or they can present their ticket stub on Friday morning at Interbike’s registration area within the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
CrossVegas race director Brook Watts expects this year’s event to attract more than 10,000 spectators. World Champion Sven Nys will make a rare U.S. appearance, competing at CrossVegas for the first time.
"CrossVegas and Interbike have worked together from the earliest years of the race,” said Watts. “It's been a great partnership that creates thrilling entertainment for Interbike attendees and tremendous promotional value for CrossVegas sponsors. The addition of show access for our loyal fans is icing on the cake, and a great way for the fans of our sport to see the best brands in our industry under one roof.”
CrossVegas is held at Desert Breeze Soccer Complex. Shuttle buses from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to CrossVegas run continuously from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Interbike badges are required to board the bus. Racing starts at 5 p.m., with the UCI Elite Men’s field wrapping up the evening of racing at 9:30 p.m.