Brompton Bicycle out of the UK has teamed up with the Sea Otter Classic to host the seventh annual U.S. edition of the Brompton World Championships. The event will take place April 15 in Monterey, California, and registration is now open to the general public.
The race utilizes a Le Mans-style start—unfolding the bike at speed is a fundamental element of success—before racing through the course, all while dressed to impress. Sportswear most definitely is not permitted, with participants requested to instead don suit jackets, collared shirts and neck ties to impress the judges.
Several categories of winners will be awarded upon completion of the Monterey event, including Fastest Male, Fastest Female, Fastest Veteran, Fastest Team, and, in keeping with the spirit of the race, Best Dressed. Winners (fastest male and fastest female) from the U.S. event will be flown to London to race the 2016 Brompton World Championship Final.
The 11th annual Brompton World Championship Final has qualifying events in 12 countries, with the 2016 series final to be held in London, home of the Brompton bike. See our story about last year’s U.S. event, which took place in Richmond, Virginia, along the course of the UCI Road World Championship race.Tweet Print