Really sad news coming from Wolfpack Hustle right now. The annual LA Marathon Crash Race has been canceled due to improper permits and a cease-and-desist from the city of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Street Services. The City of Los Angeles is threatening to fine and possibly jail individuals for up to a year if they continue to participate.

I always thought that the LA Marathon Crash Race was an unsanctioned race and that it happened every year anyway. But I guess it does involve the cooperation of several city agencies, most notably the LAPD to assist in making sure everybody has a fun time. But weren’t even those officers more or less volunteering their time?

This news comes as a bit of a shock considering the strides that the City of LA has been making in turning the city into a more bike-friendly place.

The video above was taken by me last year during the LA Marathon Crash Race.