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PRESS RELEASE – Free Junior XC entries available at Sea Otter

300 FREE ENTRIES ‘UP FOR GRABS’ FOR JUNIOR XC CYCLISTS AT 2005 SEA OTTERCLASSICNapa Sheriff’s Activities League offers nationwide youth a ‘freeride’ at cycling’s largest, most competitive race for Juniors.Monterey, Calif., January 18, 2005 — The Napa Sheriff’s ActivitiesLeague (NSAL) and Sea Otter Classic, the most celebrated cycling festivalin North America, announced today they will offer 300 complimentary entriesto junior riders. There are 14 Junior Cross Country events for youths 18and under. The 15th annual Sea Otter Classic, known throughout the cyclingworld as the “grand season

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300 FREE ENTRIES ‘UP FOR GRABS’ FOR JUNIOR XC CYCLISTS AT 2005 SEA OTTERCLASSICNapa Sheriff’s Activities League offers nationwide youth a ‘freeride’ at cycling’s largest, most competitive race for Juniors.Monterey, Calif., January 18, 2005 — The Napa Sheriff’s ActivitiesLeague (NSAL) and Sea Otter Classic, the most celebrated cycling festivalin North America, announced today they will offer 300 complimentary entriesto junior riders. There are 14 Junior Cross Country events for youths 18and under. The 15th annual Sea Otter Classic, known throughout the cyclingworld as the “grand season opener”, will be held this year on April 14-17,2005 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, California. Free entriesare on a first-come, first-served basis and available only online at www.seaotterclassic.com.
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“We usually host 1,000 – 1,200 Junior riders each year and take pridein supporting their efforts. We treat each rider as if he or shewere a pro cyclist,” says Frank Yohannan, president and CEO of the SeaOtter Classic. “These young athletes have demonstrated a passion for thewonderful sport of cycling and are essential to its future. The NSAL hasbeen an integral part of our cycling community for many years and we appreciatetheir generous contribution and continued dedication to the event’s success”.“Providing 300 free entries to the Sea Otter Classic is a way for usto give something back to the cycling community,” says Lt. John RobertsonDirection of the NSAL. “The cycling community has taught youth there isso much more to life than a game controller.” The NSAL committed itselfto youth cycling six years ago with the development of a junior cyclingteam, Team NSO Junior Cycling. The team supported 12 riders at the SeaOtter Classic and throughout the NORBA National Championship Series. NSALis also a sponsor of the DEVO Mountain Bike Team. “Our team members arerequired to give something back to the community by providing a positiveimage for junior cycling and hosting the Sea Otter Classic Bicycle Rodeo,a riding skills and safety course for young riders,” stated Robertson.Nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and over 50,000 spectatorswill attend the four-day festival. The outdoor cycling tradeshow will hostover 250 vendors who showcase the latest trends and technologies in roadcycling, mountain biking and recreational products and services. Over 200international media representatives will report on the competitive actionin over 20 professional and amateur events, including the Pro Road StageRace, the Pro Mountain Bike Stage Race, and the Pro Gravity Omnium.Described as “hands-down the best event there is out there” by PeterBerridge, Marketing Manager for Clif Bar, Inc., the Sea Otter offers funand excitement for all family members. A Kid’s Bike Rodeo, Sea Otter EggHunt, inflatable games and much more are complimentary to children ages12 and under.Who: Cyclists 18 and Under
What: Free Entry into 14 Sea Otter Classic Junior CrossCountry Events:
Jr. Beginner Men 14-Under, Jr. Beginner Women 14-Under, Jr. BeginnerMen 15-16, Jr. Beginner Women 15-16, Jr. Beginner Men 17-18, Jr. BeginnerWomen 17-18, Jr. Sport Men 14-Under, Jr. Sport Women 14-Under, Jr. SportMen 15-16, Jr. Sport Women 15-16, Jr. Sport Men 17-18, Jr. Sport Women17-18, Jr. Expert Men 18-Under, Jr. Expert Women 18-Under
Where: Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, California
When: April 14-17, 2005
Junior Event Entry Fees: Range from $25 – $35
Spectator Fees: $10 per day or $30 for a four-day pass; freeadmission for children ages 12 and under
Information: www.seaotterclassic.comor (650) 364-7612


About Napa Sheriffs Activities League
The Napa Sheriffs Activities League is a non-profit athletic programthat is dedicated to providing athletic, character building, and recreationalopportunities to youth, ages 8-18. This youth oriented athletic programsupports a state-of-the-art conditioning center, personal training andnutritional guidance. The
NSAL program gives law enforcement officers a chance to work sideby side with youth in a positive, goal-oriented environment. NSAL activitiesinclude: boxing, wrestling, judo, soccer, cycling, cardiovascular and strengthtraining. There is no cost to the participant. There are currently over600 youth taking advantage of this positive athletic program.About Sea Otter Classic LLC
Sea Otter Classic LLC specializes in promoting outdoor sports festivals.The company’s premier property is the Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival,now in its 15th year. The festival will be held April 14-17, 2005 at LagunaSeca Recreation Area, Monterey, California. The company’s newest sportsfestival is the 2nd annual Infineon Cougar Mountain Classic. This event,co-produced with Infineon Raceway, will be held September 9-11, 2005 atInfineon Raceway, Sonoma, California. More information can be found atwww.seaotterclassic.com,or by calling (650) 364-7612.

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