2012 Sea Otter Classic ©Photograph Julie Braunstein
One of the best things about the Monterey Peninsula is the bevy of fantastic and exciting events that happen almost every weekend. Look on a calendar and you are sure to find something that peaks your interest. Why, just in the past month, the Peninsula has hosted the school-age talents of Monterey Jazz Fest’s Next Generation Jazz Festival and the gastronomic indulgence of the Pebble Beach Food & Wine. So what if you tend to gravitate toward things at a faster speed? Then look no further than this weekend’s 22nd Annual Sea Otter Classic held at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey.
This “Celebration of Cycling” features nearly 10,000 athletes and 50,000 spectators enjoying racing from a variety of cycling disciplines. Not only are professional riders competing at the Sea Otter, including national and world champions, but a host of amateur riders are also part of the festivities competing in their own categories. The festival takes place April 19-22, 2012 and also hosts the largest consumer bike exposition in North America.
In addition to the racing and expo areas, the Sea Otter Classic also includes free, family-friendly activities including bike demos, stunt shows and special children’s events. Its spring and the weather will be wonderful, so check out the Sea Otter Classic and catch the excitement!