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Registration opens for second annual Haibike e-MTB race at Sea Otter

Published March 24, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — For the second year, the Sea Otter Classic will feature an electric mountain bike race, the Haibike eMTB Race epowered by Bosch.

Registration is now open for the event, which will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, at Sea Otter. Demo bikes from both Haibike and Bosch will be available for racers to use free of charge on a first come, first served basis.

"The e-MTB race is a unique opportunity to test the capabilities of the latest e-MTBs. The course is difficult and the terrain will challenge you," said Ken Miner, Haibike's U.S. director of sales. "Judging by the smiles we saw on the course and the high-fives at last year's finish line, it was clear people enjoyed the race and we're excited to re-create that competitive, fun and festive atmosphere again this year."

Last year's inaugural e-MTB race had more than 80 finishers, including world champion mountain biker and Olympic bronze medalist Christoph Sauser.

The race is open to both men and women who will compete in six age categories and a Bosch-sponsored "Industry Challenge" to benefit the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. The Bosch Industry Challenge for NICA is open to anyone who currently works in the cycling industry. The fastest racer will win a $2,500 purse to donate to one of the 19 NICA leagues operating across America at the winner's choice. Additionally, Bosch will contribute another $2,500 toward NICA's efforts to expand interscholastic cycling.

To register and for more information visit: seaotterclassic.com/amateur-racing.

 

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