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It might be a bit far off, since we’re still in the midst of the 2011 cyclocross season, but we can’t contain our excitement about this announcement. More than 50,000 athletes and cycling fans will be marking their calendars for April 19-22, 2012, the date of the Sea Otter Classic. At Interbike in September, Cyclocross Magazine spoke with the Sea Otter promoters and discussed this possibility of the race, and voiced our approval and excitement. We’ll be finding out more details soon, so stay tuned for more info.

Event: Sea Otter Classic Powered by SRAM

Date: Thursday – Sunday, April 19-22, 2012

Location: Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, California, USA

Monterey, California — Cyclists and fans are invited to ‘save the date’ for the 22nd Annual Sea Otter Classic to be held Thursday-Sunday, April 19-22, 2012, at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, California.

More than 50,000 cyclists and fans are expected to compete, participate and cheer athletes through dozens of events and product demos during what is considered the largest gathering of the world cycling community. At the heart of the weekend cycling festival will be an expo area with more than 300 exhibitors. Leading cycling brands will be showing off the newest and best cycling services and products available to consumers.

Mountain Bike events include Cross Country, Dual Slalom, Short Track, and Downhill. Road events are Road Racing, Criterium, and Circuit Racing on the world famous Laguna Seca Raceway. Less competitive options are also available: Salinas Valley-Carmel Valley, Coastal, and Mountain Bike Routes are offered in a Gran Fondo. And, new for 2012, a Cyclocross event will be held during Sea Otter. More details on the event will be available soon.

Sea Otter is a family event, and daily activities encourage children’s interest in cycling, including a Bike Play Zone, Kids’ Races, and BMX Demos. A traditional Sea Otter Egg Hunt for the youngest, and other attractions geared to kids, make Sea Otter a highlight of the year for family members of all ages.

Everyone is welcome at this all-inclusive jamboree of cyclists from around the world. Join the fun as Sea Otter Classic launches its third decade of celebrating cycling.