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Watkins Glen International rolls out new fan experience for 2024

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Watkins Glen International (WGI) unveiled exciting new events for its 2024 season during a pep rally, broadening the historic road course’s appeal beyond traditional racing. For the first time, the Glen will host “Bike The Glen” on May 15, allowing fans to cycle the famed track, with special rates for adults and free access for kids under 12. Additionally, “Tour The Glen” will offer monthly track tours starting May 18, providing unique photo opportunities and access to iconic track locations, including Victory Lane and the media center stage.

The introduction of these community-focused events aligns with WGI’s commitment to enhance fan engagement and offer diverse experiences at the track. The track tours and bike event are set to become a staple for visitors, offering a new way to experience the circuit’s storied grounds. Prices for these activities are tailored to welcome families, with discounts for children and free entry for the youngest fans.

Moreover, WGI is enhancing major event weekends with an IMSA preview event and “Glow Party Track Walks” during race weeks, adding a nocturnal twist to the race-watching experience. The revitalization of the WGI Celebratory Brick program also allows fans to leave a permanent mark at the venue, further strengthening the bond between the track and its supporters. These initiatives mark a significant expansion of WGI’s offerings, promising an exciting season ahead for racing enthusiasts and the local community alike.