The Wheat Thins Mayor's Cup bicycle racing series, which attracted a crowd of 18,000 around Philadelphia City Hall and is averaging close to 10,000 spectators at its 13 other stops, will spend the Labor Day weekend in Southern California.
The 19-stage series, with several 1984 Olympians and former speed skater Eric Heiden competing, will make its 14th stop Sunday at Ocean Beach in San Diego, then will move to Beverly Hills for more races Monday.
The Beverly Hills course will be four-tenths of a mile and will take riders along a circle of Rodeo Drive, Brighton Way, Beverly Drive and Dayton Way.
As many as 200 riders are expected for two men's races, and another 80 for the women's race. The 15-mile women's race will open the competition at 12:30 p.m., with the men's top regional amateurs going 20 miles at 2 p.m. The men pro riders will race 35 miles, starting at 3:30 p.m.