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A four-day Celebration of Cycling
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    Future Event Dates & Hours of Operation
    Future Sea Otter Classics are scheduled for the following dates:

    April 7-10, 2022

    April 20-23, 2023

    April 18-21, 2024

    April 10-13, 2025

    April 16-19, 2026

    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 Updates, News & Articles

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    Prologo is pleased to become the next Gold Sponsor at the 2018 Sea Otter Classic

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