Sea Otter Classic January 2012 News

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Festival Guide

The Sea Otter Classic is hosting our first-ever women’s camp
Directed by Lorri Lee Lown, founder of Velo Girls who’s coached and directed tours, camps, and clinics throughout northern CA for the past decade, this weekend camp will be jam-packed with rides, clinics, seminars, and lots of “girl time.” We’ll take care of everything for you: All you have to do is chamois up and pedal your bike! Learn more here.

Little Bellas Program is back for Third Annual Sea Otter Camp
The Little Bellas mentoring on mountain bikes program will kick off their 2012 season with a three-day camp at the Sea Otter Classic. Led by Specialized Factory team rider, Lea Davison, and her sister, Sabra Davison, Little Bellas will hold a mountain bike skills day camp for girls ages 8-12. The Little Bellas Sea Otter camp is the perfect place to get your daughter hooked on cycling. Learn more here.

New Sea Otter Apparel Available Now
New Sea Otter apparel from Primal Wear is just what any cyclist needs to ring in the new year. Technical cycling gear, casual wear and accessories along with festival passes and Sea Otter merchandise gift cards are available in the Sea Otter Store.

Athletes Corner

Early Season Training Tips from Two of Sea Otter’s Top Performers
The Sea Otter Classic is known for a longer course so I like to get several long rides in. They should be both on a road bike and mountain bike. The road bike ride will be great for endurance and consistent cadence. Time on the mountain bike will help me to get used to the position and I’ll hit several steep climbs to get those climbing muscles ready for that sort of effort. Sea Otter isn’t too technical so I won’t worry much about technique, but if possible I will try to get a couple of warmer rides in. Keep Reading

Cramping! – What a Pain (And How to Avoid It)
Science has provided a number of theories as to why muscle cramps occur; however, no definitive answer has been given. That’s a real drag because, of the potential performance-inhibiting issues involved in endurance sports, arguably nothing can stop you in your tracks quicker than a full-fledged muscle cramp. Keep Reading

Advocacy

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) welcomes Mount Wilson Bicycling Association (MWBA, Pasadena) as the newest chapter affiliate in California, alongside MORCA (Monterey), CORBA (Los Angeles) and SBMTV (Santa Barbara). IMBA Chapters now number over 70 nationally and are our highest level of local affiliation, with local and national benefits extended to Chapter members. Keep Reading

Bicycle Leadership Conference

Registration is open for the 2012 Bicycle Leadership Conference, which has a schedule including topics such as raising capital, human resources, leveraging the internet and reaching hidden markets. Taking place April 17-19 in Monterey, Calif., the annual event gathers cycling leaders from across the industry to discuss industry challenges and opportunities. Keep Reading

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