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Taking a ride on the wild side

L.A. Marathon Crash Race highlights growth of unsanctioned racing in U.S.

Updated: March 28, 2013, 2:37 PM ET
By Adeline Bash | VeloNews.com

As runners participating in the Los Angeles Marathon were just starting to rouse for their big race in the early hours of a Sunday morning earlier this month, the city's underground cycling community was already several beers deep, celebrating the victors in their own event along the same 26.2-mile route.

Men's geared winner and overall champion Evan Stade crossed the finish line of the pre-marathon cycling event -- officially known as the L.A. Marathon Crash Race -- at around 5:15 ...

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