April | 2017

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  • Online registration is open through April 16! Sign up today
  • First time at Sea Otter? Read the Getting In and Around page for all the info.  
  • Save money and pre-order festival passes through April 16 here.
  • Bring the kids to Sea Otter! Free admission for kids 12 and under, egg hunts, bounce houses, and more!
  • Races, athlete meet-and-greets, trials and more! Customize your schedule so you don't miss any of the fun!
  • 2017 brings more festival shows than ever! Add them to your schedule today. 

Be sure to read all the way through for important event information!

Sea Otter Event News
Online Registration Open Through Sunday!

The last day to register online is Sunday, April 16. Races and recreational rides are filling up so  grab your spot today
Buy Before You Go - Festival Passes

Save some time and get your festival passes now! Bring a friend or two and show them what Sea Otter is all about. When you buy in advance, one-day passes are available for $15 and 4-day passes for $50. On-site price is $20 per day and there will be no 4-day passes offered. Get your passes today


Thank You, Veterans!

To show our gratitude for your military service, Sea Otter offers complimentary and/or discounted athlete registration and festival passes to veterans, active duty personnel and their families. Check out our  Special Offers page  for more information. 
Experience eTap

SRAM's Open the Road Tour will be returning to Sea Otter with four rides. Join SRAM and friends, including former pro Ted King, on a guided bike ride with SRAM RED eTap, SRAM RED eTap HRD, or SRAM 1x. Details and registration at  www.sram.com/monterey


Bosch eBike Systems' Sales Support Class Coming to Sea Otter

Bosch's new Sales Support Class helping retailers enhance their eBike selling skills on the shop floor will be featured at this year's Sea Otter Classic for the first time. It will take place on Thursday, April 20, at 3pm in the tent at Grand Fondo Services (far left in map). The free class will feature all-new content in a 1-hour session with topics including: The Bosch advantage--top five selling points; The four Bosch systems and their use cases; and Sealing the deal--how to conduct a great eBike demo ride. This class will also include an eBike ride and Diagnostic Tool demo. To register your shop for this Sales Support Class, please contactboschservice@magurausa.com or dial +1 844.723.2453. Your registration confirmation will include final details.
Meet Jeremy Powers at the Focus Bikes booth 

On Friday, April 21, from 12 to 2pm, Jeremy Powers will be hosting a low-key, fun cyclocross clinic where h e'll be showing off some of the skills that have made him one of the top riders in the country and answering any questions you have before the races on Saturday. New and veteran 'crossers can learn the basics of the sport, like how to get get on and off your bike and carrying techniques . You don't want to miss it! 

Focus is at Booths 741 and 740 in the expo area.


Festival Shows - Every Day at Sea Otter

Danny MacAskill, Mike Steidley and  Jeremy VanSchoonhoven will be showing you their best technical riding abilities and stunts at this year's Sea Otter. Read more about their shows here

When you customize your schedule, make sure to add these to your must see list!
Maps, Directions and More

First time at Sea Otter or need a refresher course? The venue is huge so plan ahead. You can find directions for how to get here and where to go once you arrive on our Getting In and Around page. 

It Is Almost Time!!! 

Shoes clipped, helmet polished, air in tires and the adrenaline rush is to the extreme. We can't wait. DO NOT MISS the Impact booth #369, it is there for you to network and have fun. We want you to be noisy and loud, so make sure you get your Impact cowbell and make yourself noticeable.


Win a Tune Up from Velofix

Register for one of the Velofix Gran Fondos at the Sea Otter Classic and you'll be entered to win one of 8 major tune up giveaways from Velofix!

Bring your bike to the Velofix Mobile Bike Shop for a quick adjustment. See their schedule and locations here

Win a Brompton S2E

The Brompton World Championship returns to Laguna Seca next year. To start your training, stop by the Brompton Bicycle booth for our head-to-head Brompton Roller Racing Championship competition. Come lay down a time at any point during Sea Otter; the best times will compete in the final at noon on Sunday with the winner taking home a Brompton S2E!
Get Your Bike Washed by Jeremy Powers and Rebecca Rusch

At this year's Sea Otter Classic, the WD-40 BIKE® pro wash station will feature top pro bike athletes. On Friday, April 21 from 11:30am-12:30pm, attendees can get their bikes washed by the sport's top female athletes, including Rebecca Rusch, Teal Stetson-Lee, Courtenay McFadden and Emily Kachorek. And on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00-2:00pm cyclocross athlete Jeremy Powers will be on-hand to meet fans and wash their bikes.
Finisher Pix - Never Forget Your Race!

Your race is in safe hands! FinisherPix will be at the Sea Otter Gran Fondo, Down Hill and Cross Country courses to capture your race memories. Within 24 - 48 hours after the race your personal race photos will be available via these links:

Bring the Kids to Sea Otter and Experience the Specialized Kids Activities

Admission for the 12 and under crew is free so there's no reason not to bring the kids with you when you come to Sea Otter. This year brings the Inaugural Kids' Laguna Seca Race on Saturday. Kids will enjoy the bounce houses, egg hunts, trials shows and the Specialized Kids' track available every day at Sea Otter. 
CLIF + IMBA Party

Love bikes? The great outdoors? A delicious snack? If so, join us for a celebration of Sea Otter and a fundraiser for IMBA, the International Mountain Bike Association. The CLIF + IMBA party kicks off at 4:30p on Saturday, April 22nd. Featuring live music from Hector the CLIF Bar band. Join in on the fun and help us protect the places we play by joining IMBA. Food, beverages, and raffle prizes will be provided. See you at Booth 231!
Fluid Sports Nutrition - Official Hydration Sponsor

Fluid Sports Nutrition is proud to be the Official Hydration Sponsor of the 2017 Sea Otter Classic. Fluid Performance , Blueberry Pomegranate  flavorwill be available to racers and spectators at over 40 hydration stations throughout the event and at all of the aid stations on-course during both Gran Fondos.  Read More
Italy Comes to the Sea Otter Classic

Long considered a hotbed for all things stylish and fashionable, Italy is among the world leaders in such fields as architecture, electronics, and of course, bicycles. The Italians produce not only some of the most beautiful bikes ever built, but also lead many of the technological advancements in cycling. For the first time ever, the Sea Otter Classic is pleased to host the Italian Trade Agency Pavilion showcasing six cutting edge Italian brands. Visit booth #397 at Sea Otter to check out the latest in Italian cycling, and to view the participating brands click here.
Remote-Controlled Jeeps, Animal Scat and More at the California State Parks Booth

Back again for 2017, the California State Parks will have a booth set up in the Kids Area where kids (and grownups) can test their skills on the remote-controlled Jeep obstacle course. Animal skulls, pelts, talons, feathers, and even scat will be available to examine. Learn about all the recreation opportunities offered by the state parks at this informative and fun booth.
Sponsor Spotlight
With the go-anywhere capability of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Subaru will get you to your next trail ride and back. That's why we're proud to sponsor the Sea Otter Classic. Let's look forward to the many dirt trails ahead. Love. It's what makes a Subaru, a Subaru. 
SRAM ® is a global manufacturer of high-end bicycle components. SRAM is the 2nd largest manufacturer of bicycle components in the world. With 3000+ employees, and offices and manufacturing in 20 countries, SRAM is truly a world-class leader in performance bike parts.
Pedal power meets electric power! Come visit Bosch eBike Systems and our manufacturer partners, where we're offering free test rides on MTB, fat tire, road, trekking and more from a wide spectrum of eBike brands.  
 

ChainReactionCycles.com has a massive selection of components, clothing, bikes and more - all available for you to browse and order online. Come and visit our booth at this year's Sea Otter Classic!
Bollé  is a leader in high-performance gear for cyclists. Driven by technology, the brand's Cycling Solution - an integrated approach to helmets and sunglasses - puts 100% focus on making the best possible equipment for every ride. 
Fluid make superior hydration and recovery drink mixes. Proudly made in California, Fluid products have short, simple ingredient lists and seriously taste great. Feed your potential with Fluid Sports Nutrition. 
  
  
FinisherPix is one of the leading finish line and athlete photography companies worldwide. What differs them from their competitors is the perfect combination of experience, high technological standards and trendy social media know how. 
RoadBikeReview.com is the cycling resource site for road bike products, with reviews written by fellow cyclists. RoadBikeReview also has very active discussion forums, photo galleries, and calssifieds. 
MTBR.com is the largest mountain biking website on the internet. You can read reviews written by fellow mountain bikers on bikes and products, trails, and bike shops. MTBR also has forums, photo galleries, and classifieds. 
Sea Otter Europe

Scenic Girona, Spain is gearing up to host Sea Otter Europe on June 2-4, 2017. Over 200 brands have already registered to participate in the event's extensive Expo. You can see all the attending brands here.

The German brand GHOST-Bikes, famous for reliable, high-performance bikes and product innovation, has lent its name to three of the most notable races in the festival . These are the GHOST MTB Marathon, the Cycling No Limit Travel Sea Otter International Cycling Tour by GHOST and the GHOST Enduro Riudarenes.
 
REGISTER TODAY to join Sea Otter Europe!
Bicycle Leadership Conference

Bicycle Leadership Conference

Join the Bicycle Leadership Conference on April 18-20, 2017. The Bicycle Leadership Conference is cycling's premier executive-level conference. The two-day event is held on Monterey's historic Cannery Row  at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.
Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula

This year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the world's most celebrated road courses - your Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  The beginning is traced back to the Pebble Beach Road Races that began in 1950. 

The popularity of the races and the financial impact on the community impressed the military authorities at Ford Ord. They began working with the newly-formed group of civic-minded businessmen who created the not-for-profit Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) in an effort to keep sports car racing in Monterey.
 
In mid-1957, SCRAMP and the Army selected a site at Laguna Seca on Fort Ord for the race track. SCRAMP paid the Army $3,000 for use of the land, and the lease was signed on August 7, 1957. SCRAMP volunteers raised $125,000 and the track was constructed in a mere 60 days. 
 
Now, 60 years later, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca flourishes with major race events. It has emerged from the humblest of beginnings to a world-renowned race track that is owned by the County of Monterey for the benefit of the community and racing world.
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