Sea Otter Classic

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Monterey California 93940

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A four-day Celebration of Cycling
  • Business Name
  • Sea Otter Classic
  • Website
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  • Phone Number
  • (831) 373-2331
  • Location
  • 215 West Franklin St Suite 214
    # 214
    Monterey, CA 93940
    United States
  • Company Established
  • 1991
  • Hours of Operation
  • Future Sea Otter Classics are scheduled for the following dates:

    April 16-19, 2020

    April 15-18, 2021

    April 7-10, 2022

    April 20-23, 2023

    April 18-21, 2024

    April 10-13, 2025

    April 16-19, 2026
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  • Known as a sprawling and energetic “celebration of cycling,” Sea Otter is cycling’s North American season opener. Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events. Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic champions, attend Sea Otter to race and meet with fans.

Sea Otter Classic

“You guys should put on a mountain bike race.”

That simple statement from a Monterey bike shop owner in 1990 was the genesis for the Sea Otter Classic.

Co-founders Frank Yohannan and Lou Rudolph hosted the inaugural Laguna Seca Challenge on April 6 & 7, 1991. There was a total of 350 athletes and 150 spectators. Today the event hosts over 10,000 athletes and 71,000 fans. In 1993 the event was renamed the Sea Otter Classic and is now universally regarded as the world’s premier cycling festival.

Most of cycling’s racing disciplines are represented including mountain bike cross country, downhill, dual slalom, and short track racing. Road cyclists compete in circuit, criterium, and road racing. Also offered are cyclocross and a number of non-competitive recreational events for riders of all ages.

The Sea Otter Classic also hosts the world’s largest consumer bike exposition in North America. The Expo holds hundreds of vendors who display new products, distribute free samples, and offer great bargains. The four-day, action-packed festival includes an international food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and activities for children.

The Sea Otter Classic is located in Monterey County, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Sea Otter Classic Demo Days & Events

Posted 10/13/2017 by Sea Otter Classic
Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival
Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival
Event Category - Bikes & Cycling

04/16/2020 9:00 AM
Laguna Seca Recreation Area 1025 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908, USA

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