Southern California organized cycling received a major boost earlier this month when Jenson USA, one of the nation’s leading retailers of bicycles, parts and accessories, announced that it has signed a sponsorship agreement with SoCalCross’s multi-race Prestige Series for the 2014-2015 season.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to once again have the support of Jenson USA for our growing Prestige Series of cyclocross events,” said Dorothy Wong, organizer of the Prestige Series for SoCalCross. “Jenson USA has significantly stepped up its sponsor participation level from a year ago and has secured the position of ‘preferred online retailer’ for all our upcoming races.”
Founder and CEO of Jenson USA, Michael Cachat remarked, “We applaud the commitment and accomplishments that SoCalCross has made to benefit of the local cycling community with its innovative and resourceful Prestige Series. Many of our customers are avid fans and participants of cyclocross. It’s a sport that improves the skill and confidence level of every rider. Jenson USA is a company dedicated to the advancement and continued growth of bicycling and cyclocross is an important part of that equation. We’re glad to be an even bigger contributor this year to that effort and its continued success.”
The official kick-off of the 2014-2015 Prestige Series will be Saturday and Sunday, September 27-28 at O’Melveny Park, 17300 Sesnon Blvd. in Granada Hills, California. For details and entry information about the event, please visit socalcross.org.
For those who would like a ‘get-ready’ ride for the Prestige Series season opener, Jenson USA is hosting a Super Fun Mini Gravel Grinder Ride on Saturday, September 13 at their corporate headquarters at 1615 Eastridge Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507. This event is part of the SoCalCross Happy Hour Tour and will include a couple of stops along the way for cyclocross skills practice. Meet-up is at 7:30am at Jenson USA with a scheduled 8:15am Gravel Grinder group ride start. Cyclists should be prepared for an approximate 2-1/2 hour ride followed by an 11:00am SoCalCross presentation and BBQ lunch. Please R.S.V.P. for this free event.
Cachat also remarked, “We are especially looking forward to Saturday, November 8 when the SoCalCross Prestige Series comes to Jenson USA’s hometown of Riverside at Martha McLean Park/Anza Narrows, a beautiful 40-acre regional park, in partnership with the Inland Empire Bicycling Alliance. This will be the first time cyclocross racing will be held in Riverside and a perfect opportunity for cyclists to experience the challenge of what this type of competition is all about.”
Jenson USA is also actively recruiting new employees in a wide range of job descriptions to support ongoing company expansion and growth. An interest and passion for cycling is a plus. Visit jensonusa.com/jobs for more information and immediate opportunities.
For all your cycling needs online: jensonusa.com or visit Jenson USA Corona Superstore located at 2410 Wardlow Road, #109, Corona, California 92880. Store phone: 951-736-0700 or our corporate headquarters for will-call orders at 1615 Eastridge Ave., Riverside, CA 92507, 909-947-9036.