Posted 04/17/2017 in Bike & Cycling - Updated 2021-07-31 02:06:22 by DemoDays

Plan Your Weekend - Sea Otter Classic 2017

Plan Your Weekend - Sea Otter Classic 2017


The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California will host the annual Sea Otter Classic cycling festival and expo. The four day event will begin on Thursday April 20, 2017 and run through the weekend drawing nearly 10,000 athletes and over 70,000 fans. There are races, non-competitive rides, events, demo ride opportunities and clinics happening all weekend long. Several brands are hosting some women’s specific and kids only events too. This “season opener” event draws an international crowd and is a popular opportunity for brands to unveil new products and gear for the upcoming season. While the event is cycling focused, many outdoor industry brands will exhibit too. Whether you prefer riding roads or trails, Sea Otter will have something for you.

First Time Attendee? 

  • Read the "Getting In and Around" page for all the details 
  • Ride your bike! Complimentary bike valet is available from 9am - 4pm Thursday- Sunday. At those times, you may drop off your bike knowing it is secure. This is a great option if you ride from surrounding areas OR from your car parked 1+ miles away. Look for “Expo Entrance” and “Bike Valet” on the festival map.

Event Passes

  • Adults: Register in advance for your festival pass and save a few dollars. 1-Day is $15 in advance, $20 at the gate 
  • Children: 12 and under, free all week
  • Athletes: Festival pass available for free to all competitive racers and recreational riders with your event registration

Event Schedule

  • Bookmark the Sea Otter mobile schedule to create your weekend plan. You’ll be able to filter by date and type of event (camping, festival, mtb racing, road racing, yoga, happy hour, etc). 

Things to Bring

  • Hydration Pack
  • Wallet with ID and credit card to leave for collateral for bike demos
  • Jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Multi-tool to make small adjustments on your demo ride
  • Your normal cycling shoes & pedals
  • Backup battery to recharge your phone

End of the Day

  • Plan to leave early or stay late to avoid sitting in traffic out of the raceway
  • Book your dinner reservations in advance, we like OpenTable 

Is your brand demoing new bikes and gear? Let us know and we’ll add you to our list!

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