Accelerating through the starting line to the immediate turn 1, coursing towards the corkscrew before the daunting elevation change. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca may be fun for cars and motorcycles, but it is definitely a thrill ride for cyclists as well. (Hey, I mean, when do we get to bring bicycles to the track, on the bridges, and on their dirt obstacle courses?)
(Above: Video of the Market Area courses)
Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic, originally called the Laguna Seca Challenge, is one of the world largest bicycle festival. Celebrating its 22nd Annual four day event, Sea Otter Classic welcomes professional and amateur athletes to participate in cycling’s best competitive events in various mountain and road bike disciplines. Hundreds of pro cyclists, also come to Sea Otter to race, sign autographs, and interact with their fans.
What makes the event extra special is that spectators will be able to see cyclists racing in different environments: the race track, obstacle courses, dirt terrain, and more. Lots of families also joined the festival to spend some quality time together, and to conquer the courses as a team. For people who are looking to upgrade their gears and snag some deals, rows and rows of vendors are there, ready to service you with the best and newest equipments.
Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California, USA.
If you love cycling and want to enjoy the race track at the same time, check out their website for updates: http://www.seaotterclassic.com/