Marathon Crash Ride

2017 Marathon Crash Ride – March 19

Wolfpack Hustle’s annual marathon crash ride has become a tradition. But in past years the ride has basically been illegal. This year the ride will be, if not sanctioned, at least tolerated by the city. That’s a big step up from last year, when officials threatened to arrest the ride’s organizer, Don Ward, aka Roadblock.

This year, Ward says, “It should be a lot safer than it has been in the past.”

But, as Ward cautions all those rogue cyclists out there, the event is most certainly not a “race.” Just a “ride.”

For years, the L.A. Marathon’s route was a loop. Before the footrace began, an official bike ride was held with corporate sponsorship and everything. But in 2009, the marathon route was changed to a straight shot from Dodger Stadium to the sea, and the bike ride was dropped for fear that thousands of cyclists wouldn’t be able to get their bikes home.

The LADP and the City of Los Angeles have invited folks back to ride the Marathon Course this year once again. We are here to relay info on safety and updates from the city.

RIDE STARTS AT 5AM SHARP

The Marathon Crash Ride – Feb 14

Read more here.

* THERE ARE LITTLE TO NO SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE.
YOU ARE RIDING ON STREETS WITH POTENTIAL FOR
EQUIPMENT AND PEOPLE ON THE COURSE. RIDE SAFE.
* YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF AND
FOR RIDING SAFE AT ALL TIMES
* THIS IS A CASUAL FUN RIDE.
* THIS IS NOT A RACE.
* THERE IS NO SUPPORT.
* LAPD WILL BE SECURING THE ROUTE
* BUT THE ROUTE WILL NOT BE CLOSED OUTSIDE OF LA CITY.
* STAY BEHIND THE POLICE.
* THANK THE POLICE
* THANK THE MAYOR
* THANK THE MARATHON PEOPLE

* The City is allowing riders access to a closed course WITHIN CITY LIMITS. OTHER CITIES ARE NOT PARTICIPATING AND THEREFORE YOU MUST STAY BEHIND THE LAPD OR BE SUBJECT TO TRAFFIC LAWS.

* UNDERSTAND that even with a closed course motor vehicles may wander, take a wrong turn etc. LOOK and call out everything so everyone can be safe.

Ride STRAIGHT
Call out EVERYTHING
HELP a fallen rider
WATCH SPEED ON DOWNHILLS AND TURNS
WATCH SPEED ON DOWNHILLS AND TURNS
WATCH SPEED ON DOWNHILLS AND TURNS
WATCH SPEED ON DOWNHILLS AND TURNS

BRING
Helmets
Lights
BRAKES
Tools
WATER

If you fall behind or have a mechanical please clear the course.
If you see a crash stop and help.

Read more here.