A very hot Sunday in Encino brought out the most dedicated of cyclists just one day after the grueling Wolfpack Hustle Crit in downtown Los Angeles.
Dozens of cyclists and aficionados took center stage in a race that showcased female and male talents on the cemented velodrome. Riders Nissy Cobb, Elsa Josef and Esther Walker took first, second and third place in the women's A podium.
Bands Post Life, Storeetellers, French Vanilla and Eden Iris provided live entertainment for the event. Tracklandia also featured a fun pizza eating contest that filled the stomachs of many hungry cyclists and spectators.
SWAT's influence over women's cycling is hard to miss. Through an audience of over 2800 followers on instagram alone and growing, the ladies of SWAT have synonymously taken over the reign as the queen's of urban cycling in Los Angeles. A simple look at trending female hashtags on social media shows that SWAT riders are literally impossible to miss.
The organization's mission to expand and recruit female riders is growing, attracting faster and more competitive women by the day. This makes SWAT one of the most influential female cycling organizations in Southern California.