What cyclist wouldn’t enjoy the thrill of a challenging 300-foot climb followed by an awe-inspiring descent? How about the fact that they can do this on a world-renowned race track?
Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists to experience the excitement of pedaling Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew turn that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Rides generally run from 5:30–7:30 p.m. (5-7 p.m. in the winter months), and are open to all levels of cyclists. Helmets are required and the cost is $10 per rider.
Each month is hosted by a different local bicycle club, organization or business, some holding competitions such as time trials or criterium races and many with off-track activities such as barbecue dinners, costume contests and giveaways.
Twilight Cycling, presented by Rabobank, will be held October 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during the SCCA National Championship Runoffs where the paddock will be full of more than 500 race cars from all over the U.S. and Canada as their drivers compete for the ultimate amateur racing prize.
The monthly Twilight Cycling Ride, presented by Rabobank, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be an evening of fun, trial races, general lapping and followed by a delicious BBQ June 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The evening is hosted by the Monterey Bay Racing Team, which was formed in 2005 by a handful of cyclists interested in increasing local participation of bicycle racing.