Are you ready for a great circuit race in the beautiful wine country region of Temecula? The organizers of the 8th Annual Tour de Murrieta bicycle race are proud to present the Temecula Valley Grand Prix (TVGP)! Building off the excitement of this year’s Amgen Tour of California, the city of Temecula has identified a great venue, closed completely to traffic, and located in the heartland of this great wine country!
“The course will consist of 1.6 mile laps of an undulating road, on brand new pavement, located on wide safe roads that are separated by a raised center median. The best way to describe the course is to picture a Manhattan Beach Grand Prix course combined with a Rosena Ranch type climb,” said Assistant Race Director Michael Cleveland.
With the excitement of the Amgen Tour of California, and the 8th Annual Tour de Murrieta bicycle races coming through the town earlier this year, the organizers of the TdM recognized an opportunity to hold a SoCal points event on a course that will leave riders with a lasting impression. “We’ve been looking for a course that would offer something different to racers than a standard four corner criterium and we found it, said Race Director Ernie Sanchez. With a void on the race schedule during Labor Day weekend, and with USAC Master Road Nationals just one week after, we are excited to offer a competitive event that will serve as great preparation to all athletes while offering SoCal points to racers vying for the overall,” he said.
So whether you plan to come out to race, spectate, or to cheer your favorite racer on, remember that the Temecula region offers great places to stay, play and dine! “Bring the family and we hope to see you on August 31, 2013, at the Temecula Valley Grand Prix!,” added Sanchez.
The TVGP organizers remind all attendees to enter the race course from either I-15/I-215 off at Murrieta Hot Springs then travel east to the parking area. This is the only approach to the race parking area that will controlled by the California Highway Patrol. For more information about specific times and locations log onto SoCalCycling.com and register at socalreg.com.
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