Monterey Bay Racing Team Hosts Popular Twilight Cycling Ride and Free BBQ on June 18

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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.

The popular local cycling club will hold a one-lap time trial starting at 6 p.m. and segmented by skill levels. And when the evening concludes, participants will be able to enjoy a free BBQ, offering the ideal way to unwind after challenging the 2.238-mile world-class road circuit with its undulating terrain. Twilight Cycling evenings are open to all ages and levels of cyclists. 

“This is one of our most popular rides of the year,” says Don Chapin, president of the Monterey Bay Racing Team. “It is not very often that people can ride their bike on an actual race course, free of cars, traffic and potholes. Plus, the elevation changes make the ride very engaging.”

For riders visiting and do not have their bikes, Monterey Peninsula’s Bay Bikes will be onsite with bike rentals. For additional information, visit Bay Bikes’ website at www.baybikes.com.

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 on the closed circuit, which normally is the scene of high-speed motor racing.

For more information on Twilight Cycling, presented by Rabobank call 831-242-8201 or visit MazdaRaceway.com/twilight-cycling. For a calendar of Monterey area cycling events and information on the Monterey Bay Racing Team, visit www.montereybayracingteam.com