GETTING TO WSCXGP
AND OTHER USEFUL BITS
OF LOGISTICAL INFORMATION
On Race Day some roads will be closed and West Sacramento's Finest will direct you once you get in the vicinity.
ADDRESS: Plug in 100 Waterfront Place, West Sacramento, CA. That will get you as close to the beer tent as possible.
BICYCLE VALET. If you are not walking distance the preferred method to getting to the event is by bicycle. SABA will have their secure Bike Valet Parking available on both days.
BICYCLE VALET TIPS: Although the bike valet is free, its a great service run by volunteers and you are highly encouraged to toss a few bucks in the tip jar. They sit in the heat and watch your bike so no one steals it or messes with it while you get to watch a rad race, drink beer, slam dance, and generally enjoy the day in a carefree manner. That is easily worth five clams.
INTERACTIVE MAP PROVIDED BY THE GOOGLES
RIDE SHARE: If you are in an Uber/Lyft punch in the address above and it will get you there.
AMTRAK: If you are coming from the Bay Area consider Amtrak. The Sacramento station is less than .5 miles away, just across the river.
PARKING: Parking will be available in both the covered parking structure of the Ziggurat as well as the surface lot behind STRS. But follow signs and directions when you get there. Don't drive into the structure with a bike on your roof. That would suck. Map below shows the parking structure.
TEAM PARKING: If you are interested in Team Area Parking then contact the Race Director. Pro Teams have an area by the start/finish for a limited number of vehicles. Club Teams have much more room and you may even be able to park that big ol' trailer or RV nearby for a reasonable fee. But contact us before showing up.
PARKING FEES: There will be fees for parking from $8-$10. It goes to the City of West Sacramento to help them offset all the costs of enabling this great event. So if you drive, don't complain when you are asked to cough up some dough for parking, its for a good cause. And please don't drive around looking for free parking in the neighborhood. Just fahgetaboutit, even at ten bucks -- for all day parking? C'mon , that is totally reasonable.
HO-TEL, MO-TEL, HOLIDAY INN! The Holiday Inn Downtown Arena is our partner hotel for this event and you can get a room there for $129 a night, which is pretty good considering its a very nice hotel .7 miles from the race and right in the middle of Downtown Sacramento. Go to the WSCXGP Lodging page to get a link for the special rate, which is limited and first come first served... book now! There are several other hotels within walking/biking distance of the race of varying levels of sketchiness. Choose wisely.
OTHER STUFF TO DO:
If you have friends or family members that just aren't that in to bikes, beer, live music, food, fun, a beautiful park, and all around awesomeness, or if you need to stretch the legs after your race and clear your head away from throngs of cheering masses, there are some other things in the immediate vicinity to do. Please make sure you/they check out the vendors and buy food/beer/stuff at the event as a first choice, because that is how we get companies to sponsor and come back. Check out all the fuel cell vehicles there - the Toyota Mirai runs on hydrogen and emits water and is a really nice car to drive. The race director has one and it will be parked at the race to check out.
But if you really want to go explore here are some ideas... Walk over to Edible Pedal and check out the vintage and slightly used bikes for sale. Next door to that is an ice cream shop called Devil May Care where they make the good stuff fresh every day. A brand new Burgers and Brew is also right there as is a great new coffee shop called Bean & Barrel. For some Old School Broderick charm, you can check out a super good Mexican food restaurant, Sal's Tacos which is worth going there just to check out the tile mosaic artwork. You can also GO BOWLING at Capitol Bowl which is just a fun place to hang. If you are looking for a great place to buy a house you can have Marty Swingle show you a few for sale in West Sacramento (after his race, of course).
A short walk down the river, just on the other side of the Tower Bridge, is The Barn which is new and funky and Drake's Brewing is the operator and they may even be open by then. Or you can walk across the Tower Bridge into the tourist vortex that is Old Sacramento and go buy neat stuff at Evangaline's or bags of sugar at Candy Heaven.
If you are into vinyl records there are two cool shops within a four minute drive, Delta Breeze Records in West Sacramento has an amazing array of used jazz/rock/soul, and Kicksville/Medium Rare Records covers a lot of the garage and classic rock stuff (new and used) over on R Street. If you are into super deep-indie/punk/goth/metal and are willing to drive a bit further, Phono Select Records is about 15 minutes away and will make you smile while you buy a pile of good wax.
Bike Dog will be serving beer on site, but their West Sacramento Brewery is not too far away and is worth checking out.
Lots more to do in the West Sacramento-vicinity, but that should keep you busy!