Bike Rumor’s pic of the day features me looking like a goober on the final mile of my Saturday morning ride to the Sea Otter Festival last weekend.
Bike Rumor has done an outstanding job with Sea Otter Festival reporting and product info. Check it out if you’re already not familiar with them.
My pal Skidmore purposely takes “epic commutes” by bicycle.” I’m lazier than him, but that doesn’t stop me from doing crazy things like riding my bike to a bike festival.
I’m once again looking at my car-free transportation choices for traveling to the Sea Otter Festival at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey.
The audio in this is lousy, but in this video from 2009 Sea Otter, Gary Fisher tells my buddy Erik how Sea Otter at Laguna Seca is a monument to our auto addiction. He suggests the Sea Otter Classic should take place at somewhere like San Francisco instead.
The Sea Otter Classic and Festival begins Thursday in Monterey, California at the Laguna Seca Raceway.
First of all the free entry, but there’s a condition: You must work for it. Volunteers are needed to help with the valet bike parking. You also need to be willing to talk about the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and promote the benefits of cycling. Get the details and sign up here. This could be worth some community service hours for a California student.
The Sea Otter discounts. A number of businesses and venues in Monterey are offering discounts to Sea Otter visitors on Thursday. Show your bicycle or bike rental receipt and mention “HER Helmet Thursday” for discounts on lodging, educational attractions, entertainment, and dining. View this page for details, and this page for a complete list of participating businesses.