Demos, Demos, Demos

There are four demo courses available at Sea Otter. Please review the details below regarding each course and plan accordingly.

Why do so many thousands head to Sea Otter each year? One thing attendees most look forward to is the unparalleled opportunity to see and demo the latest bicycles and equipment. Whether you’re young or old, new to cycling, or an experienced cycling fanatic, you are sure to find obstacles and fun designed just for you throughout the Expo. Try them all over the four days and take home not only big smiles, but new skills to try out on trails at home.

Demo on the Track
Try out any demo bike on the world famous Laguna Seca Raceway track.  Depending the day and times, certain parts of the track may not be available for demos.
Hours: 
Thursday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 5:00pm

eMTB Demo Course
The eMTB demo course features compact dirt and a controlled route that allows riders to experience acceleration, small hill climbing and the ease of handling on all turns. This course is designed for intermediate to advanced riding levels. All participants are required to wear a helmet.
Hours: 
Thursday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00pm

MTB Demo – Sponsored by Chain Reaction Cycles
The Skills Zone features compact dirt on a narrow track that offers a backcountry feel with small bumps and more advance obstacles. This course is designed for intermediate to advanced mountain bike riding levels. All participants are required to wear a helmet. Electric bicycles are not allowed in the Skills Zone.
Hours: 
Thursday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00pm

Kids Area – Sponsored by Specialized
The Kids Ride Zone features compact dirt on a wide track that offers small bumps with easy turns and obstacles. The course is designed for beginners up to 12 years of age. All participants are required to wear a helmet. Only children’s bicycles are allowed on this course. Electric bicycles are not allowed in the Kids’ Ride Zone.
Hours: 
Thursday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00pm

 IMPORTANT – Only low speed electric bicycles (LSEB) will be allowed on the eBike demo courses. The LSEB must clearly display an electric bike class label. Electric bicycles or vehicles that do not meet California Class 1, 2, or 3 designations will not be allowed on the course. Additional information regarding electric bicycle classification is attached.

Basic Rules & Regulations

  • ANSI-approved helmets are mandatory.
  • Each demo participant must sign a waiver and wear a waiver wristband.
  • All bikes must be removed from each demo course by closing time.

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April 11-14, 2019Monterey, California, USA