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Twilight Rides Return for Third Season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Final Ride for 2010 is December 15 with Local Cycling Club at NPS

For the third consecutive year, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will host bicyclists for monthly Twilight Rides. The raceway’s Twilight Rides is a partnership with community cycling clubs to create a safe, fun place to ride for cyclists of all ages and skills.

“The thousands of area cyclists who have tackled the challenging 11 turn 2.238 mile course are pleased that we are continuing this program,” said Ann Bixler, vice president event operations of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “The raceway’s beautifully smooth pavement with no traffic concerns is a dream for any cyclist.”

The dates for the 2011 Twilight Rides will be January 19, February 16, March 16, April 12, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 10, September 14, October 19, November 16 and December 14. The April ride will be on the Tuesday before the Sea Otter Classic providing cyclists valuable track time to preview the course before the weekend’s races.

The final Twilight Ride for the 2010 season will be Wednesday, December 15 from 4-6 p.m. with the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Cycling Club. Special events include a kid’s race in pit lane, a five lap circuit race and a 10 meter slow motion contest. HER Helmet Thursdays as well as Plus 3 Network will be represented and bike mechanic services will be provided by Sports Center Bicycles of Seaside. It will be informal and the track will be open to recreational cyclists throughout the entire time.

The cost for the Twilight Ride is $10 per rider, all riders must have a helmet and the proceeds from the Twilight Ride will be donated to the Pacific Grove Santa Project. Additionally, the club will accept new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages on behalf of the Pacific Grove Kiwanis Santa Project benefiting local families in exchange for raffle tickets to win bike related prizes.

Light & Motion will be at the Twilight Ride to assist those with bike lights to borrow for the Twilight Ride. Light & Motion has been pioneering state-of-the-art portable lighting systems for 20 years. In 2008 they launched a line of LED bicycle lights, the lightest, brightest and most reliable lights available worldwide, which are designed and built right here on the Monterey Peninsula.

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