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Brompton to hold 2016 Brompton World Championships at Sea Otter

Published December 11, 2015

NEW YORK — U.K. folding bike maker Brompton Bicycle has announced that it will hold its seventh annual Brompton World Championships on April 15, 2016, in Monterey, California, in conjunction with the Sea Otter Classic at Laguna Seca Recreation Area.

Brompton, the official folding bike sponsor of Sea Otter, invites fans of its bikes to don their finest sartorial styles and participate in BWC 2016.

“We’re thrilled to bring the Brompton World Championship USA to the West Coast in 2016,” said Katharine Horsman, general manager of Brompton Inc. “Sea Otter is the perfect venue to showcase the versatility of our bikes — they’re smartly suited for cities, of course, but they feel just as at home on the open road. What better place to show off the performance element of the Brompton than the world-famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca?”

The race includes a Le Mans start, and participants must unfold the bike at speed before racing the course — all while dressed to impress. Racers must wear sport suit jackets, collared shirts and ties to impress the judges.

“We are honored to be hosting the U.S. event for the Brompton World Championship series,” said Frank Yohannan, founder of the Sea Otter Classic.

“Sea Otter has a commitment to promoting sustainable transportation, and folding bikes have increasingly become a transportation solution for commuters, travelers and anyone combining multiple modes of transit. The West Coast debut of the Brompton World Championship brings a new event in line with Sea Otter’s values.”

Race categories include fastest male, fastest female, fastest veteran, fastest team and best dressed. Fastest male and female will be flown to London to race the 2016 BWC Final. Qualifying events for the final race will be held in 12 countries.

Visit active.com to register for BWC 2016.

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