CrossVegas announces name change with move to Reno in 2018
CLIF BAR & Company has committed to title sponsorship of RenoCross, the cyclocross race known for a dozen years as CrossVegas. The sponsorship announcement, and the name change, were announced by Brook Watts, owner and organizer of the popular event.
RenoCross presented by CLIF BAR will take place on Wednesday evening, September 19, 2018 following the 2nd full day of the Interbike show at Rancho San Raphael Park in Reno, Nevada.
Race director Brook Watts commented, “CLIF BAR has been a significant sponsor since the race’s first year in 2007 and the title sponsor since 2011. They have been a big part of our sustained success. It’s remarkable to have such long-term sponsors for any event. And now they’re making the journey with us 450 miles to the north to Reno.”
“CLIF BAR is thrilled to return as the title sponsor for 2018 RenoCross,” said Melissa Leebove, Regional Marketing Manager for CLIF. “We’re excited that the new venue will not only introduce a new challenge to the ‘cross racers, but also bring the incredibly spectator-friendly sport to the Reno community. CLIF BAR has supported CrossVegas for more than a decade; we look forward to many more years of partnership in Reno and supporting cyclocross athletes with sports nutrition for sustained energy.”
Watts continued, "Although the backdrop will change from the glitzy Vegas Strip to the stunningly beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains, the event will remain the same world-class event, supported by CLIF BAR, that racers and spectators have loved for 11 years. RenoCross will still provide industry bragging rights for the Wheelers & Dealers, VIP hospitality for sponsors, opportunities for bike industry participation at all levels and top level competition among the pro women and men."
Watts closed by saying “We’ll have complete information about all aspects of RenoCross as we roll into the new year….watch this space!”