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Sea Otter Classic

Local Cyclists Flock to Monterey for Sea Otter Classic

A sure sign of spring is the migration of thousands of cyclists to Monterey for the 23rd annual Sea Otter Classic, one of the world's largest bicycling festivals.

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From Here, It's All Downhill

When Lindsay Currier broke her back in a mountain bike accident in Santa Cruz in 2008, her dreams were derailed. A novice downhill mountain biker who had recently discovered her love of competition, Currier, then 23, had to shift her life's direction.
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Events Encourage Women's Participation in the Sport of Cycling

April 29, 2011
May is National Bike Month and Santa Cruz County cyclists have a packed schedule of events to look forward to during the next few weeks.

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Local women to take on hills at Laguna Seca during Sea Otter Classic bike festival

April 12, 2011

Santa Cruz County Sentinel

By KAREN KEFAUVER

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Megan Zemny embraces danger. She's not afraid of bombing down treacherous mountain slopes, wearing a full-face helmet and body armor and risking broken bones -- it's all part of the sport she loves: downhill mountain biking.

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Spring is Busy Time for Santa Cruz Cyclists

March 19, 2010
With less than two months to go, the countdown is on for the Tour of California's Stage 3 finish in Santa Cruz on Tuesday, May 18.

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Sea Otter Classic is Annual Rite of Spring for Local Cyclists

April 17, 2009
"I'll wait 'til the wind dies down," said Ryan Leech, still breathless from his last bike stunt at the Sea Otter Classic on Thursday afternoon at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey.

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Dirt jumper’s victory concludes Sea Otter

April 18 , 2005

Santa Cruz County Sentinel

By KAREN KEFAUVER

MONTEREY—The final day of the 15th annual Sea Otter Classic showcased the talents of mountain bikers of all stripes — cross country, downhill and dirt jumpers. With the conclusion of Saturday’s professional road stage race, the focus for all athletes Sunday was squarely on the fat tire action.

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