Imagine having to pass 218 riders from different fields in order to contest your own race

A High School student’s social justice project sparks a buzz, demanding change at the Sea Otter Classic

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A petition called “Let Women Ride” caught our attention on Twitter last week. With barely 60 signatures at the time, the petition called on the organizers of the Sea Otter Classic to create a more equal racing system that would give all athletes the opportunity for a fair race. 

The petition pointed out that with exception of the pro event, every women’s age category was started behind the men’s, often lower, categories.

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