8/16 Saturday Ride Will Be A Pie Ride to Gizdich

The 8:30 Sat. ride is going to be doing a pie ride on August 16th – car week.  Those who want to do the longer ride will be meeting at the normal 7:30 start place – but the start will be at 8:00 AM (I believe that’s the anchor).

Those that want a bit of a shorter ride will be starting from Pezzini’s at 9AM.  There will be two return routes for those that prefer not returning on Hwy 1.

Hope to see you there!

Laguna Seca Twilight Ride 8/12 Tuesday

The Alto Velo Racing Club and Alto Velo Elite Racing Team to Host Twilight Cycling Ride August 12

Free BBQ to be Provided for Participants
MONTEREY, Calif., July 28, 2014 – Twilight Cycling, presented by Rabobank, will be held August 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during Monterey’s Classic Car Week, just prior to the start of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The paddock will be full of vintage race cars and their drivers may even join in on the fun.

The evening is hosted by the Alto Velo Racing Club, which was founded in 1992 and has over 200 members, and the club’s Alto Velo Elite Racing Team (AVERT), a program designed to foster team racing and racer progression from the Cat 4 to Cat 1 levels.

The popular local cycling club will hold a gravity race from the top of the Corkscrew starting at 6:00 p.m. There will be a modern “aero” division and a classic “non-aero, non-carbon” division. Prizes will go to the winner (longest coasting distance) and most stylish bike (judge’s discretion) in each division. This will be followed by a five lap circuit race starting at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded following the races.

The evening concludes with a free BBQ, offering the ideal way to unwind after challenging the 2.238-mile world-class road circuit.

“This is a rare opportunity to ride your bike on one of the world’s most famous racing circuits,” says Mike Reed, general manager of AVERT. “No cars, but pure excitement!”

The monthly cycling sessions provide a wonderful way to meet fellow cyclists and perhaps engage in some friendly competition. The evenings are open to all ages and levels and costs only $10 per person. Helmets are required. Twilight Cycling participants should follow the signs to the Red 9 parking lot and then proceed over the start/finish bridge.

For more information on Twilight Cycling, presented by Rabobank call 831-242-8201 or visit www.MazdaRaceway.com/twilight-cycling.

For more information on the Alto Velo Racing Club and AVERT, visit www.altovelo.org.

Media Contact 
Johanna Koch
Public Relations and Social Manager
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Epic Challenge 10/3/2014

Ready for an epic cycling adventure?  The EPiC Challenge!

Join us on October 3, 2014 for a 200K Team/Individual Challenge Ride, a supported, non-competitive endurance cycling event.

Ride the beautiful landscape between Paso Robles and Monterey on a route that rides past Lake San Antonio and Lake Nacimiento through charming Lockwood.  Enjoy lunch in San Lorenzo Park, then take scenic E. Carmel Valley Rd and be welcomed by a sumptuous dinner in Monterey.

Proceeds of The EPiC Challenge will benefit Rotary’s Polio Plus® in its work to eradicate polio globally and to take on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Challenge.  The Gates Foundation is matching the funds we raise 2:1.

For more information, go to www.epic-challenge.org

Download the EPiC Challenge Flyer.

EPiC Challenge Flyer (release)

8/24 VCM Summer Picnic

Download a pdf poster of this invitation: Picnic 2014 VCM Poster

Join us for the 2014 VCM Summer Ride and Picnic!
Sunday, August 24th at Carmel Valley Community Park.
Drive past Ford road, take the next left into the parking area.

THE RIDE: There will be an ARROYO SECO Loop ride, starting at the Carmel Valley Community Park (east) parking lot at 07:00.  It is a 87 mile difficult course…so judge your fitness carefully or do some training…..it’s a great ride if you have been cycling faithfully.  It is not sagged so you will need to carry your food and water supply.  There are a couple of places to resupply h20.  If you have any question feel free to email Vera Noghera at <vnoghera@gmail.com> or call 831-596-0705.

THE PICNIC:  At Carmel Valley Community Park
East end of the park on Carmel Valley road.

VCM will provide barbecued burgers, sausages, hot dogs and the fixings, as well as coolers/ice, plates and utensils and non-alcoholic beverages.(Bring your own spirits!)

Help by bringing your contribution: (first letter of your last name)
A—H salads/sides ••• I—Q appetizers ••• R—Z desserts

RSVP by August 17th
to Vera Noghera by email: vnoghera@gmail.com
(we need to get an accurate headcount).

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