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GANG! James and I are so epically excited for this year’s Sea Otter Classic. Why? Because we’ll be there! And we hope you will be too. More on that in a moment…
If you’ve never heard of Sea Otter, here’s the scoop. Sea Otter is pretty much one of the greatest bicycle festivals in the world. It takes place in the beautiful outskirts of Monterey, California, at the famous Laguna Seca Raceway. Over 60,000 people from all over the world will be there, and over 10,000 of those will actually be competing. Sea Otter is pretty unique because it brings all genres of biking together…so you can watch road biking, mountain biking, stunt cycling, dual slalom, and you can even find friendly rides to join even if you aren’t a competitive cyclist! The event has an incredible expo area where you can check out demo bikes, pick up freebies and swag, and can just feel the love of bicycling all around you.
But now here’s something extra special. CAMPING at Sea Otter is a huge part of the experience. It’s true! Even when the vendor tents shut down for the day, and the races have ended, you’ll find everyone still celebrating around campfires up in the camping sections. Which is where you’ll find us, and hopefully you’ll be there right with us, too.
YOU ARE INVITED!
James and I would be tickled pink if you’d come join us at Sea Otter, where we’ll be celebrating everything bicycles! We’re going as part of a group RV trip organized by Winnebago Outdoor Adventures. We’ll be camping in the highly sought after “premiere” section with water and electric hook-ups. These campsites sold out even at $110 per night, and we have the last ones available! You can register for camping with our group BY CLICKING HERE (ANY brand of RV can join, not just Winnebagos).
Winnebago’s very own Russ Garfin will be hosting the event, and there in his own personal Travato. He’s the product manager for all the Class B’s and C’s, and an all-around great guy. If you’d love to hear the insider scoop on all things Winnebago, this is your chance.
So! Come for the bikes, the camaraderie, the gorgeous setting, to hang with us, or just to bust out the RV! And if you’d rather just go for the day, that’s totally cool too, though we hope you’ll come find us. Here’s the link to the official Sea Otter website for more festival deets: http://www.seaotterclassic.com/
And just so you know, I will be riding the Coastal Gran Fondo the Saturday of Sea Otter. I think James is doing the Gran Fondo Carmel Valley that same day. When I saw that one had over 7500 feet of climbing, well, let’s just say Discomfort Zone is one thing. Torture Zone totally another. No thanks. Anyways, take a look at both those rides on the Sea Otter site and then hurry it up and sign up to join us!
Maybe you can look for some sort of resistance hub to slow things down on those suicidal steep descents.
Loved Sea Otter. Competed there years ago. Great venue. Also went to sports car races there.. HUGE!
You DID?!? That’s so cool, Calvin! What was your genre? MTBing, yes? I’m so stinking excited for Sea Otter!