Come join Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and sartorial genius Gary Fisher in a Texas Holdem poker tournament

photo 1.editGary claims he’ll be wearing his “30 year old Stetson” as the capstone to his outfit for CycleFest!

Try to Out Dress Gary Fisher While Playing Texas Holdem on the Queen Mary at SoCal CycleFest 2014!

Contact: Matt Gunnell, [email protected], (818) 415-1133,

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Saturday November 22, 2014 marks the unofficial start of the SoCal High School Cycling League’s 7th season and the League will be celebrating its annual CycleFest event in style with a Texas Holdem tournament featuring well dressed Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Gary Fisher. To add to the excitement CycleFest will take place aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor and players are STRONGLY encouraged to come costumed as their poker alter ego in an attempt to “Out Dress Gary.” Players will be competing for three fantastic prizes including a winter lift and lodging package at Mammoth Mountain and a Snap On Tools generator.

Though the evening will be dominated by cards there will also be a fantastic silent and live auction featuring items including a Specialized Fat Boy mountain bike, SRAM XX1 and XO components, Fox shocks, Over the Hump OC series pass, Rock Shox Reverb seat post, Kinetic trainer, Kenda tires, SoCal Endurance series pass, Feedback Pro stand, Maxxis tires, and a one of a kind original art piece commemorating the event. Who knows, you might even see a crowd favorite prize for the best dressed players!

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The Queen Mary brought ghosts when it moved to Long Beach. Stay aboard and you might see one.

SoCal League Director Matt Gunnell said, “With the League still growing quickly one of our biggest challenges is ensuring we have the financial resources to meet the demand and the high level of expectations our student-athletes have come to expect. 100% of the proceeds raised during the event go directly back into our programs and the event is the biggest contributor to our annual scholarship fund. So come out and do good by being bad and playing cards for charity!”


Gary Fisher will be a well dressed poker player. Can you outdo him?

Tickets, table sponsorships, and full details are available HERE With limited seats organizers recommend that bookings are made early.

What: SoCal High School Cycling League CycleFest, Costumed Texas Holdem tournament with prizes, re-buy ins, silent and live auctions, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, — THE cycling social event of the year!

Where: The Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor.

When: November 22, 2014. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Event should conclude by 10:30 PM and guests are encouraged to carry on post event at the Queen Mary’s Observation Bar and Art Deco Lounge. Room block is available so you can make a weekend out of it!

Who: Meet MTB Hall of Famer and sartorial genius Gary Fisher.

Why: Benefit for the Southern California High School Cycling League

About the SoCal High School Cycling League
The SoCal High School Cycling League was organized in 2008 to provide a well defined race season for high school student athletes and to promote the formation of teams at public and private high schools. In 2014 that grew to include a middle school program designed to introduce middle school aged riders to the sport of mountain biking focused heavily on skills, fun, fitness, and responsibility with a taste of the competitive aspects of mountain biking. With the cooperation of local race promoters and our sponsors we produce a first class series of races in addition to providing training for coaches and riders. The League is working to make interscholastic racing the easiest way for youth to get involved in the challenging and exciting world of competitive cycling. The League exists by virtue of a range of fundraising activities, as well as generous donors, and sponsors including Felt Bicycles, Kenda Tires founding national sponsor Specialized Bicycle Components, Easton Foundations, SRAM, and Trek Bicycles; major sponsors Clif Bar & Company, Clif Bar Foundation, Giro, Primal Wear, Quality Bicycle Products, GU Sports, CamelBak, Kinetic, Maxxis, Cannondale, DeFeet, Easton, Feedback Sports, Fort Lewis College, Fox Racing Shox, Kinetic, Lees McRae College, Lizard Skins, Optic Nerve, Sho-Air, and Ritchey Designs, and; media partners Mountain Bike Action, and SoCal League specific sponsors Felt Bicycles, Kenda, Kayo Clothing, Jenson USA, Simplicity Bank, and Rock n’ Road Cyclery. For more information on the League, visit or contact Matt Gunnell at [email protected] or (818) 415-1133.

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