Los Angeles, CA (July 19, 2010) — After almost two years of preparation, the XDL Championship Series will be performing its first-ever demonstration at the LA Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, 7/29 as part of X Games 16. The XDL program will run from noon to 3:30pm and take place in Lot 4 on the South side of the stadium, which is part of the exhibitor and pit area open to the public. Gates open at noon and access to the XDL area is FREE. The demonstration will feature an All Star cast of athletes and include:
1. FMF Cup
2. Speed & Strength Sickest Trick
3. K&N Circle Challenge
4. Aprilia All Star Challenge
5. Sartso Women’s Cup
6. Freestyle Burnout
7. Battle of the Brands
While still just a demonstration and not a full competition, inclusion on this level is a first for the sportbike freestyle culture. Stated XDL Director of Competition Thomas Evans: “Explaining the feeling of building a sport from nothing and bringing it to the masses is impossible, so I will try to keep it simple. Being a welcome part of X Games in any capacity is the culmination of a dozen years of blood, sweat and tears. I am very pleased to see that our hard work has gotten us here, I am more excited now for our future than ever.” Added XDL Founder Randy Grube: “It is great to see the progress we have made and I’m excited to let the athletes show off their skills for the X Games crowd. Should be a great time.”
Further event information follows:
Coliseum driving directions: There are various freeways and exits to get to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Please see http://www.xgames.com for detailed driving directions to the arena. Information on public transportation is also available at http://www.metro.net.
Parking at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: It is anticipated that the parking lots at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will become full during the events on Thursday and Saturday. Please plan to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to the start of the competition. Parking is available in all surrounding lots outside the Coliseum as well as at the USC Campus. To reference parking locations please visit: www.lacoliseumlive.com Please visit http://www.xgames.com for X Games specific parking information.
ADA parking: ADA Parking will be available in all event parking lots.
Transportation: There will be complimentary shuttle service between L.A. Live and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Thursday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. The shuttle stop for L.A. LIVE is located at the corner of Figueroa and 12th street at the Gilbert Lindsay Plaza. This is outside the X Games venue just in front of the LA Convention Center. The shuttle stop at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is at 39th and Grand under the 110 freeway.
Public transportation: There are several available options when taking public transportation to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Please visit http://www.metro.net to find available bus routes and rail lines.
Drop off/pick up location: Guests may be dropped off and picked up at 39th and Grand underneath the 110 freeway. Taxis may be picked up at Figueroa and Exposition Blvd near the Chevron gas station.
Los Angeles metro: Metro rail and bus services are provided by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. If you have questions about available services, please visit http://www.metro.net or call 1-800-COMMUTE (1–800–266–6883).
For additional info please visit the following web sites:
XDL is the only championship of its kind and is the leader in reaching the core 20-year old sportbike demographic. Each XDL event features the world’s most skilled sportbike riders squaring off in seven unique competitions for over $10,000 in prize money. Since its inception in 2006 the series has built a global following in places as far off as Japan, Australia, France, Thailand and Eastern Europe, and in the process emerged as the fastest growing action sport in America. The stateside event series schedule includes Daytona Beach, Lake Havasu City, Nashville, Los Angeles and Indianapolis. New for 2010, XDL Magazine was launched in time for the season opener and provides a comprehensive overview of the series and its athletes. The new line of XDL apparel is available at http://www.xdlstore.com. And on October 12th, Inside XDL, a documentary drama on the series and its athletes will premier on Versus Network.