Primal/MapMyRIDE Professional Women's Racing Team member Tiffany Pezzulo rides in the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Photo credit: Primal/MapMyRIDE.

Denver – April 12, 2011 – The Primal/MapMyRIDE Professional Women’s Racing Team powered by BH Bikes heads to California for the second time in only a couple of weeks to meet, greet and compete at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey April 14-17.

The first year team is returning to California after a solid performance at the Redlands Bicycle Classic in Redlands, California.  The team faced several challenges including high temperatures, flat tires and crashes.

“Redlands was a tough race and we did have some tough luck, but the girls did a great job of stepping up to the plate and worked super hard for their results,” said Primal/MapMyRIDE Team Director Susannah Gordon. “For a brand new team, we feel that we made our presence known. This was a great way to kick off the season, and we look forward to learning and growing as a team to get stronger and make more of a mark in the peloton.”

The Primal/MapMyRIDE Professional Women’s Racing Team is providing fans a great opportunity to follow their training by the iMapMyRIDE smartphone application, which tracks and broadcasts speed, distance, and heart rate to the team’s group page at Cycling fans and potential racers can learn from team members’ training regimes by monitoring that data, reading team members’ blog posts and interacting with them by using the site’s social media tools.

We are excited to have the opportunity to interact with the team at the Sea Otter Classic.  On Friday afternoon, the team will host a happy hour, from 4-6 p.m. at its booth (#514) and a group ride with Sea Otter media and attendees Saturday at 9 a.m. in nearby Carmel.

Riders are encouraged to park in Carmel and ride to the rendezvous point near the intersection of Carmel Way and North San Antonio Drive. The route can be viewed at Riders who miss the departure or want to meet up with group along the route can view live-tracking with the iMapMyRIDE smartphone app or online to find up-to-the-minute location information.

Best of luck to the ladies at the Sea Otter Classic!