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XDL Freestyle Sportbike to Monterey CA

XDL Championship

After adding Monterey, Calif., as a signature event for the 2011 season, the XDL Championship Series has now finalized venue arrangements for the July 22 & 23 Round 4 competition, which will showcase the best street freestyle riders in the world at the Depot Lot in downtown Monterey.

The Depot Lot sits right on the waterfront in one of the most picturesque settings imaginable. It is located next to Del Monte Ave. on the way to Cannery Row, immediately before the tunnel entrance and right in front of Old Fisherman’s Wharf, making it quite possibly the best location in town.

By becoming part of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix weekend, XDL is able to close out the season with back to back MotoGP events with the Red Bull Indianapolis GP following on August 26 and 27.

It shows just how far street freestyle has come in 5 seasons, from being a fringe player to now becoming an integral part of the two most prestigious motorcycle events in the nation.

Randy Grube (XDL Founder) says: “I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Monterey weekend. The location puts one of the most exciting motorcycle properties in one of the most beautiful locations as part of one of the most significant events, and XDL will be sure to do its share to make this a weekend for everyone to remember.”

As with the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, the XDL schedule runs from 5 to 10 p.m. in the evening on both days so race fans have a chance to shower up and grab a bite before hitting town for the night.

The XDL venue also provides an excellent opportunity for companies to set up a booth to market and/or sell product to the many fans that will be in attendance.

Space is very limited and about half of it is already spoken for. If you are looking to target the motorcycle youth market or this is your first foray into the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix weekend, XDL offers an excellent opportunity to reach new customers. For more information on availability and pricing please contact Randy Grube at randy@xdlshow.com.

The remaining 2011 XDL Championship Series schedule is:

  • Round 3: Nashville, Tenn – XDL Freeride Festival – @ Nashville Superspeedway – June 10 & 11
  • Round 4: Monterey, Calif. – With MotoGP – @ Downtown Monterey – July 22 & 23
  • Round 5: Indianapolis – With MotoGP – @ Downtown Indianapolis – August 26 & 27

XDL is the only championship of its kind and is the leader in reaching the core 20-year old sportbike demographic. Each XDL event features the world’s most skilled street freestyle riders squaring off in six unique competitions for over $10,000 in prize money.

Since its inception in 2006 the series has built a global following in places as far off as India, Indonesia, China, Japan, Australia, France, Thailand and Eastern Europe, and in the process emerged as the fastest growing action sport in America.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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