January Newsletter
Kick off the 2018 season at the Sea Otter Classic!

New year, new you! The 2018 Sea Otter Classic is the place to be with races, rides and recreation for everyone. 2018 brings back the ever-entertaining Brompton World Championship and a ton of new exhibitors ready to share their gear and enthusiasm with you. Read on for all that's happening!
In This Issue
Sponsor Happenings

This year, the Brompton World Championship returns to Sea Otter! BWC USA is a qualifying heat for the final in the UK with the fastest male and female riders winning a flight to London and a spot to prove themselves in the final. Come join the most stylish race at Sea Otter. 

TASCO Tribe athletes like Turner Conway are gearing up for Sea Otter 2018. Read more about how they share the #TASCOstoke.
SP2 Superfood is dedicated to providing complete health and nutrition to athletes that compete in the most demanding of sports. Read more here.

CLIF Bar and Company explains how to eat the right foods and amounts at the right times to give you all-day energy. Read more here.

BLC 2018 Featured Speaker

Unlocking Millennial Talent at Work
Matt Beaudreau
The Center for Generational Kinetics

Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are the fastest-growing, largest employee generation in the workforce today. Along with timely skills and valuable ambition, they bring a unique employee mindset that can frustrate the most experienced leaders and managers.

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
Sea Otter Europe
Sea Otter Europe unveils the events line up for the June 8-10, 2018 festival in Girona, Spain, including a new UCI category for the main MTB race. Read all about the event here
2018 is Here! Have You Registered?

Sea Otter 2018 is right around the corner.  Get signed up for your favorite races and rides TODAY
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. 
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. 
Meet All Our Partners

Support the brands that support Sea Otter. Visit our Valued Partners page today! 
Purchase Your Festival Passes

Save when you purchase your festival passes online. Purchase your one-day festival pass for $15 or your four-day pass for $50
Got Questions? We've Got Answers

Looking for directions to Sea Otter? Want to find out what's available for kids at the event and which exhibitors will be there? Recommendations of where to ride around Monterey? These questions and loads more can be answered by visiting our Festival Fun page
Book Your Campsite

Don't be left out of the camping action when Sea Otter 2018 rolls around.  Reserve your campsite today! 
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
Check Out the Schedule

New  events, athlete meet-n-greets and more are being added every day.  Check out the online schedule today!
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

$136-219/night, complimentary
 breakfast buffet, parking and WiFi
 Los Laurles Lodge

Just 10 minutes from Sea Otter. 
Rates include continental breakfast.

$119-159/night, valid through January 17
 Contenta Inn

$119-169/night, valid through January 17

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. 

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.

100% is inspiring a new generation of racers and asking the original tag line, "How much effort do you give?" Based in San Diego, California, 100% produces a collection of premium eyewear, goggles, helmets, gloves, and sportswear for today's demanding racer.

Chain Reaction Cycles - 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!

Established in St. Paul, MN in 1963, Park Tool is the world's largest bicycle tool manufacturer. Their iconic blue tools are the first choice of professional and home mechanics around the world. 

Omni Promotional is a full-service, large format printer, specializing in screen and digital printing. For over 20 years, we have specialized in printing and manufacturing tents, banners, flags, fencing and other event/promotional items. 

WD-40 BIKE offers products for essential bike maintenance: Clean, Lube, and Protect. We make bike maintenance easy for riders of all levels so you can ride with confidence. Watch product demonstrations at wd40bike.com

Trailforks is the leading mountain bike trail map app and trail management system. Whether it's a Rider, Trail Association, Race Organizer or Land Manager; everyone is using Trailforks. 

Crafted and inspired by athletes and foodies in the CLIF Kitchen, CLIF Bar is a tasty energy bar made with a nutritious blend of organic rolled oats and wholesome ingredients for sustained energy.