December Newsletter
Register now for the 2018 Sea Otter Classic!

Registration is open for all races and recreational rides for 2018's season opener. Come experience beautiful Monterey, CA this April 19-22, 2018 and feel the energy that brings everyone back year after year. In 2018 you can expect to see the return of the Sierra Nevada beer garden, exciting stunt shows, kids' activities and more. Read on for all that's happening!
In This Issue
Sponsor Happenings
Sea Otter welcomes Prologo as a gold-level sponsor. Read more about what you can expect from this brand at Sea Otter 2018. 

Donate $1 for a chance to win a mountain bike in TASCO's Bike For A Buck Charity Sweepstakes. Read more here.
We never expect it, but if the unlikely occurs, Velosurance has some tips to help you navigate an accident with a car while riding your bike.  Read them here

BLC Announces 2018 Keynote Speakers

The Leadership Formula: Change Starts at the Top
Robert Stevenson
Global Speaker, Best-Selling Author

Reinvent Your Company to Compete in the New Era of Business, or Risk Being Extinct 
Shawn Kanugo
Strategy in a World of Disruption

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 on April 17-19, 2018. Registration is now open. Save $100 by registering before December 31st!
Sea Otter Europe
Sea Otter Europe returns to Girona, Spain, June 8 10, 2018. Registration is now open for the Sea Otter Europe Cycle Tour, with two stages and stunning courses. Read more here.
It's Time to Register for 2018
Sea Otter 2018 is right around the corner.  Get signed up for your favorite races and rides TODAY
Book Your Campsite
Don't be left out of the camping action when Sea Otter 2018 rolls around.  Reserve your campsite today! 
Are You Licensed to Race? 
After you register to race, review your race's licensing requirements so that you are prepared. USA Cycling license information can be found  here. Note:  One-day racing licenses can only be purchased on site. 
Purchase Your Festival Passes
Check Out the Schedule
What's up for 2018? Check out the online schedule for events, athlete meet-n-greets and more!
Reserve Your Hotel Today
We have partnered with 11 hotels to offer Sea Otter attendees the best deals for lodging. See our Lodging Comfort page for links to book your room. 

PLEASE NOTE: A third-party lodging scam has targeted Sea Otter Classic guests. We recommend you book directly with hotels using the links on our Lodging page, which provides guaranteed exclusive discount rates. 
Thank You, Veterans
With much gratitude for your military service, Sea Otter offers a number of discounts for veterans and active duty personnel. You can read more here
Protect Yourself at Sea Otter
Hopefully the last thing you'll need at Sea Otter is an air ambulance. Give yourself some piece of mind to know that AirMedCare is there if you need it by joining today.
Lodging Highlights

$244/night, $12 discounted parking
Hotel Abrego

$220-249/night, complimentary parking and WiFi
$224/night, walking distance to 
Fisherman's Wharf
Carmel Mission Inn

$179-279/night, pet-friendly, 
15 minutes from Laguna Seca

Sponsor Spotlights

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 make a Subaru, a Subaru. 
Specialized was founded in 1974 by riders for riders. Based in Northern California, we focus on the rider's need for functional and technically advanced products that provide a performance benefit. 

Prologo is a leading manufacturer of high-quality saddles, grips and handlebar tapes. Driven by a constant pursuit of success, Prologo developed a full range of products considering different types of cyclists, gender and end use. 
Established in 1942, Thule 
helps you transport anything 
you care for safely, easily, and i
n style, so you are free to 
live your active life. 
Impact Canopy is an event branding solutions company. We specialize in printing and manufacturing custom canopies, signs, banners, flags, event fencing, inflatables and more. Your one-stop shop to create an IMPACT at your event!
Winnebago Industries, Inc., "The Most Recognized Name in Motorhomes(R)", is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles. The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel products.

TASCO MTB - what started out as a mission to bring true lifestyle clothing to our local mountain bike community, rapidly spun into a grassroots clothing brand with the best cult following in the world! Stop by the booth and introduce yourself!

Bicycling is the world's leading cycling magazine and delivers a unique mix of gear, fitness, travel and feature articles about the sport's defining personalities, moments, and events for passionate riders who live in high gear. is an Australian-based, internationally focused website celebrating the beauty of cycling in all its forms.  Sea Otter is a perfect event that gives us a chance to expand our reach in the US where we've seen 65% growth.