Festival Pass Options

Festival Pass prices are as follows:

  • Children age 12 and under, free all week.
  • Registered athletes (both competitive racers and recreational riders), free all week.
  • All others, age 13 and up: On-line pricing is $15 ($20 On-Site) for a One-Day Festival Pass and $50 for a Four-Day Festival Pass (On-line purchase only)

On-site Festival Pass sales, April 20-23, 2017, are located at:

Veterans recovering from service-relateded injuries, retired veterans, active duty personnel, and their families are eligible for complimentary or discounted festival passes. Click for more information

Directions By Car

All traffic entering Laguna Seca:

  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 4:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.

will be directed to enter Laguna Seca via the South Boundary entrance (the CA-218/Canyon del Rey route). Signs will be posted on the highway. All directions provided below are for this route.

Motor vehicle drivers: California’s Three Feet for Safety law, CA VC 21760, went into effect in September 2014. When driving on South Boundary Road or other California public roads, give three feet to people who bike.

From San Francisco/San Jose

  1. Take US-101 South to Prunedale.
  2. Merge off US-101 onto CA-156 West toward Monterey Peninsula.
  3. CA-156 West becomes CA-1 South at Castroville. Continue on CA-1 South to Seaside.
  4. Exit off CA-1 at CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd toward Seaside/Del Rey Oaks (turn left at bottom of ramp).
  5. Continue on CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd past Del Monte Ave and Fremont Ave to General Jim Moore Blvd.
  6. Turn left at General Jim Moore Blvd.
  7. Turn right at South Boundary Rd.
  8. Turn right, to Sea Otter Classic (Laguna Seca Recreation Area).

From Sacramento

  1. Take I-5 South.
  2. Merge onto CA-152 West toward Hollister.
  3. Turn left at CA-156 West.
  4. Merge onto US-101 South and continue to Prunedale.
  5. Merge off US-101 onto CA-156 West toward Monterey Peninsula.
  6. CA-156 West becomes CA-1 South at Castroville. Continue on CA-1 South to Seaside.
  7. Exit off CA-1 at CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd toward Seaside/Del Rey Oaks (turn left at bottom of ramp).
  8. Continue on CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd past Del Monte Ave and Fremont Ave to General Jim Moore Blvd.
  9. Turn left at General Jim Moore Blvd.
  10. Turn right at South Boundary Rd.
  11. Turn right, to Sea Otter Classic (Laguna Seca Recreation Area).

From Fresno

  1. Take CA-99 North.
  2. Merge onto CA-152/33 West.
  3. Turn left at CA-156 West.
  4. Merge onto US-101 South and continue to Prunedale.
  5. Merge off US-101 onto CA-156 West toward Monterey Peninsula.
  6. CA-156 West becomes CA-1 South at Castroville. Continue on CA-1 South to Seaside.
  7. Exit off CA-1 at CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd toward Seaside/Del Rey Oaks (turn left at bottom of ramp).
  8. Continue on CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd past Del Monte Ave and Fremont Ave to General Jim Moore Blvd.
  9. Turn left at General Jim Moore Blvd.
  10. Turn right at South Boundary Rd.
  11. Turn right, to Sea Otter Classic (Laguna Seca Recreation Area).

From Bakersfield

  1. Take CA-99 North.
  2. Merge onto CA-46 West/Paso Robles Hwy.
  3. Turn right to merge onto US-101 North.
  4. Take the Monterey Peninsula exit and turn right at South Sanborn Rd, which becomes East Blanco Rd.
  5. Turn left at CA-68 West/Monterey-Salinas Hwy.
  6. Turn right at CA-218 West/Canyon del Rey Blvd.
  7. Turn right at General Jim Moore Blvd.
  8. Turn right at South Boundary Rd.
  9. Turn right, to Sea Otter Classic (Laguna Seca Recreation Area).

From Los Angeles/San Diego

  1. Take I-5 North.
  2. Take the CA-46 West/Lost Hills/Paso Robles exit and turn left.
  3. Turn right to merge onto US-101 North.
  4. Take the Monterey Peninsula exit and turn right at South Sanborn Rd, which becomes East Blanco Rd.
  5. Turn left at CA-68 West/Monterey-Salinas Hwy.
  6. Turn right at CA-218 West/Canyon del Rey Blvd.
  7. Turn right at General Jim Moore Blvd.
  8. Turn right at South Boundary Rd.
  9. Turn right, to Sea Otter Classic (Laguna Seca Recreation Area).

Directions by Bike

The Sea Otter Classic encourages you to experience the rich diversity of the world of cycling and of Monterey County. Whether on or off your bike, let the goal of your Sea Otter visit be to have a fantastic time. Come celebrate!

Click here for Monterey County bike maps and route tips.

Click here for the California State University-Monterey Bay community bike map.

Click here to view a printer-friendly Monterey Peninsula map.

Our Exhibitor List

Complimentary Bike Valet

Bike valet service/bike corral is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. At those times, you may drop off your bike and walk away with a claim check, knowing your bike is under the watchful eyes of the bike valet attendants. The bike valet parking is located in the Paddock Parking area right next to the Expo entrance. Look for “Expo Entrance” and “Bike Valet” on the Festival Map

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Shuttle Service

Free shuttle service is available for all Sea Otter attendees. Shuttle stops are located just below Wolf Hill Parking and at the festival entrance to Turn 5. Shuttles are ADA accessible and run from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday – Sunday.

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Local Bus Service (MST)

Throughout Monterey County, you may load your bike onto the rack of any large or small Monterey-Salinas Transit System (MST) bus with this exception: the only trolleys that can be counted on to have bike racks are those serving the California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus.

The MST buses are happy to carry your bike—and there is no additional charge. Helpful pointers for cyclists who want to use the MST buses are provided in the “Bike-and-Ride” section of Tips for Bicycling Monterey County at BicyclingMonterey.com. On the MST site there are bike-loading instructions at the end of the Transit Tips section; see “How to Ride”–“Rider’s Guide”–“Transit Tips.”

For “day of” updates: Any service updates for MST buses are provided on Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, you may follow them @mst_bus. If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still check for the updates. Simply go to Twitter.com/MST_bus to view their Twitter stream, where any current updates will remain.

Limited MST Bus Service to Laguna Seca–Weekdays Only

On weekdays only, there is limited service to Laguna Seca via MST. On arrival, since the bus stop is on Highway 68, it is necessary to bike or walk (uphill) the distance remaining, to reach Sea Otter activities.

Line 21 schedule

Line 56 schedule

Parking & ADA Access

Special parking for Subaru owners! Drive to Sea Otter in your Subaru and get priority parking in the paddock area on a first-come, first-served basis. This provides you with easy access to the Expo area as a special Thank You for Subaru owners at Sea Otter.

A busload of friends? Buses are welcome at Sea Otter. They will be directed to the larger paddock parking area, where space will be made available for them.

All general parking is on Wolf Hill, which is clearly marked on the Festival Map. No camping is allowed at Wolf Hill General Parking.

Athletes’ tip: In a rush to race, or get started on your Gran Fondo ride? Park on Wolf Hill. From there, the parking attendants can quickly direct you to Athlete Registration, which is in the Red Bull Energy Center. Beyond that, plan ahead. Check out the Festival map before entering Laguna Seca, and allow thirty minutes to get off the highway, park your vehicle, and bike/walk to Athlete Registration.

Think riding with someone who’s headed to one of the restricted parking areas, instead of general parking at Wolf Hill, will get you to Athlete Registration faster? Nope. Wolf Hill is closer to Athlete Registration than, for example, Expo parking.

That’s why so many signs from Wolf Hill Parking point to places people need to go, many of which are located in the Red Bull Energy Center AKA Athlete Registration building. To get there, follow the signs along the clearly marked pedestrian pathway that heads down the hill.

ADA accessible parking is available on Wolf Hill, next to athlete registration, in the Paddock Parking lot, and at the festival entrance to Turn 5. Let the parking attendants know that you will need ADA accessible parking and they can assist you with finding a parking spot. ADA placard must be displayed to use this parking.

April 20-23, 2017Monterey, California, USA