Into the Lion’s Den was a criterium race event held in Sacramento, CA this past October over Halloween weekend. It represented L39ion of Los Angeles‘ vision for the future of crit racing in America. Four members of the Bay Area creative collective, Photo Pace, were there to document the event. Read on below for Christopher Stricklen’s experiential reportage accompanied by immersive photography from Rj Agcamaran, Emily Bei Cheng, and Kyle Thornhill.
L39ion of Los Angeles has a vision for the future of crit racing, and they put on a showcase in the first Into the Lion’s Den race. SRAM had to be there, of course. In this first episode of SRAMtv, they bring us behind the scenes of an incredible weekend in Sacramento, as host, Jen Whalen chats with members of the peloton and takes you inside the race. Big primes, loud jerseys, and equal prize purses: Into the Lion’s Den is crit racing and L39ion at their best. Can you feel it?