Monday, April 14, 2008

Karen's April-May '08 Event Schedule - Sea Otter Classic, Yoga and more biking!


Sat.-Sun. April 19-20
Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, CA
Held Thursday, April 17- Sunday, April 20 at Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, California (an hour's drive south from Santa Cruz), the Sea Otter Classic is the ultimate festival of bicycles - for road, mountain bike and BMX riders. I am going Saturday to ride a recreational, cross-country mountain bike event - not ready for racing at the moment.
Sunday at Sea Otter, I will attend a women's mountain bike skills clinic and ride hosted by Olympic BMX hopeful Jill Kintner.

Fri.-Sun., April 25-27
Women's Yoga Retreat - Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA
Led by Laurie Broderick-Burr and Kelly Blaser, retreat highlights inclue: Asana classes and group meditation, delicious vegetarian food, and gorgeous vistas from the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Sat.-Sun., May 3-4
Mountain bike clinic: Dirt Series presented by Rocky Mountain Bicycles
In April, North America's premier traveling mountain bike skills instruction program takes to the road for its eighth season. This year, the Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles offers an
unprecedented 19 women's-only and co-ed mountain bike camps in destinations like Sun Valley, Southern California, Park City, North Vancouver, and the Dirt Series home base of Whistler.

Memorial Day Weekend: Fri.-Mon. May 23-26:
Great Western Bike Rally
Paso Robles, CA
From their website:
The Great Western Bicycle Rally is a large, friendly, family-oriented bike event extravaganza dedicated to recreational cycling that transforms the Paso Robles fairgrounds and the surrounding countryside into a pedaler's paradise.