Sea Otter Classic March 2012 Event News

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Volkswagen Joins Sea Otter Classic as Title Sponsor
North America’s largest cycling festival has a new partner for 2012, as automaker Volkswagen of America, Inc. joins the Sea Otter Classic as the title sponsor. The event is now the Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic Powered by SRAM.
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Athlete’s Corner

Get You and Your Cargo to Sea Otter with Thule
How will you get to the 2012 Sea Otter Classic? Thule has you covered with great products and a special promotion coming in April.
Whether you are driving or flying to this year’s Sea Otter Classic you will probably be traveling with your bike, friends and all your gear. With all this stuff, cargo management and bike transportation is crucial. Keep Reading

Know the USA Cycling Regulations for Sea Otter Races
The governing body for all Sea Otter Classic races is USA Cycling, so make sure you know the rules, protest procedures and results info before you get to the starting line. Download the rules and regulations here and be sure to carefully review start times and other important information for your specific race

What’s in a FIT?
It used to be that, when you were getting sized up for a bike, you had two options – throw a leg over a top tube and listen to the shop guy tell you it’s good, or visit an experienced, usually European old-timer who would look you up and down, tell you what’s right and then build you a bike. Keep Reading                                                                                                    

Cyclocross Coming to Sea Otter 2012
Cyclocross racing is breaking away from the cold, wet days of fall and winter to debut at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic. The course for the Sea Otter Classic, hosted by Raleigh America will snake through the expo  and Laguna Seca Lakebed area, and will include off-camber and “kitty litter” sections, and other yet-to-determined obstacles. Keep Reading

Festival Guide

Festival Schedule Now Available
Sea Otter’s full festival schedule is now available, with information and times for women’s events, kids activities, expo hours and more. There’s plenty to do at Sea Otter for the whole family, so plan your visit with the schedule and then head over and get your festival passes now!                                                                                                

Get Kitted for Sea Otter with Chain Reaction Cycles
Sea Otter Classic is fast approaching and now is the time to make sure you’re in the best shape, well prepared and have everything you need for the event. CRC have highlighted some pieces of advice to keep you, and your bike firmly on track for the finish line. From nutrition, hydration and recovery supplements to the latest range of components and apparel, CRC have all the gear. Keep Reading

Get Your Cycling Fix on Universal Sports
Universal Sports Network is the ultimate destination for world class cycling, with more than 110 hours of cycling programming that includes two of the three Grand Tours as well as spring classic favorites, the Road World Championships, ‘Cross World Cup and World Championships, Track World Cup and World Championships, and Mountain Bike World Cup and World Championships. Keep Reading

Yoga by Rita Leon at Sea Otter Classic
Are you ready for better performance, more flexibility and faster muscle recovery? Yoga will be held in the Chaparral room Thursday -  Sunday 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and poses will have you seated, on knees, balancing and standing. This class allows beginners was well as the intermediate yogi to advance in their own practice. No experience is necessary. Learn more                                                                                                

New Sea Otter Classic 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.                                                                                                 

Downhill Skateboard Racing comes to Laguna Seca

Road Rider and the International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) are proud to present the Laguna Seca Invitational Downhill Skateboard Race. Come watch 32 of the world’s fastest skateboarders race wheel-to-wheel through the famous corners of Laguna Seca. Check it out

Sea Otter Classic Launches Mobile Website
A new mobile website for 2012 will make information on www.SeaOtterClassic.com easier than ever to access via a smartphone or tablet on site at Laguna Seca or at home. Look for the QR codes on signage at the event (try it out at left!) and scan with a smartphone to access the site.                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Advocacy

IMBA Working to Make Fort Ord as a National Monument
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has been working diligently behind-the-scenes on an initiative to designate Fort Ord Public Lands as a National Monument. Read more about this and other IMBA news here.                                                                                                                                             

Charities

Support Little Bellas with Specialized!
Join Specialized and Little Bellas in an effort to send more girls to mountain bike camp. Donate between now and April 6, and all donations will go towards scholarships for girls in need. For every $20 you contribute, Specialized will give you a raffle ticket for prizes like a  Specialized Camber Comp Carbon 29Donate now

Sea Otter Classic Supporting Semper Fi Fund
Sea Otter is proud to once again support the Semper Fi Fund and its mission to provide immediate financial support for injured members of the Armed Forces and their families. Learn how you can help an injured service member today by visiting www.semperfifund.org.                                                                   

Help Your Charity of Choice at the Gran Fondo
Through our new partnership with Charity of Choice Sea Otter Gran Fondo riders may participate for their favorite charity!
Register today here!                                                                                                                   

IBD Summit

Learn from the Best in the Business at The IBD Summit
The IBD Summit will give you the knowledge, ideas and strategies to set your business up for future success in our aggressive and ever-changing market. Interbike and Sea Otter Classic are partnering to deliver the most innovative and valuable dealer symposium in the history of the bicycle industry. Learn more

Bicycle Leadership Conference

The BLC is Fast Approaching, Register and Book Hotels Now!
The Bicycle Leadership Conference is fast approaching. If you’ve been before, you need come again. If you haven’t attended before, you need to. This bicycle trade event features a full agenda of influential speakers and panelists, important networking time and a reception and dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Learn more

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