Re: 2019 Bicycle Relay Race and Trade Show at UCLA
Block, with your offices help, we would like to have an
international bicycle relay-race and trade show at UCLA in
The plan is to invite (from college/university bike clubs
all over the world) 200 eight member race teams. Each team
will have four males and four females. Each team will also
have two additional members: the teams bike mechanic and a
These teams will compete in three separate 100 mile relay
events: one will be all male; two, will be all female;
three, will be two males and two females. Racers will ride
25 miles before passing the baton to their teammate.
This will be a week long event. The first three days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday will be used to pick the sixteen
fastest teams in each category. Thursday will be an off day.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we will have the final
races. On Friday, 16 all male teams will race; Saturday, 16
all female teams will race; Sunday, 16 coed teams (2 males
and 2 females) will race.
In addition to the relay races, we plan to have on campus
- a large bicycle trade show. At this trade show, bike
manufacturers from all over the world will display their
bikes and accessories from display booths scattered around
much of the success of these events will depend on keeping
the relay races and the trade show combined. We have to come
up with a race route that starts and ends on campus where
the trade show is being held.
There will be three million dollars in prize money for the
winning race team winners and one million dollars for
advertising and personnel.
Although this will be our first ever bicycle relay race and
trade show, we are confident this nationally televised event
will generate more money than it cost to produce. Each of
the 200 participating race teams will pay a $15,000
registration fee. (200 x $15,000 = $3,000,000). There will
be additional funds from display booths, parking,
concessions and TV broadcast rights.
We do not as yet have a corporate sponsor, but we are
confident that once we confirm the campus where these events
will be held that we will find multiple corporate sponsors.
If these collegiate bicycle relay races and trade show will
work for UCLA, we would love to discuss our plans in more
detail. You are welcome to call or email me anytime
regarding these events. Thank you for your time.
Jess Phillips, Jr.