Specialized Gran Fondo, April 16
Gran Fondo, or "Great Endurance" in Italian is a mass-participation riding event that is sweeping Italy and soon to become widely popular in America. The 2011 Sea Otter Classic Gran Fondo will offer a Mountain Bike route and 2 Road route distances to challenge all skill levels. Each participant will receive full support throughout the ride as well as a bag of goodies upon the completion of the ride.
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Camp Of Champions Big Air Bag, April 14-17
Straight from the epicenter of the freeriding world of mountain biking comes the Big Air Bag from Camp of Champions Mountain Bike Camp!
With top pros as your coaches, learn to make those jumps like a pro. You'll go home feeling like a champion and counting the days until you can attend the Camp of Champions Mountain Bike Camp in Whistler.
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Speed and Style, April 15-16
A new and exciting competition, SRAM Speed and Style, is being added to an already crazy weekend at Sea Otter. Speed and Style is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Jeff Lenosky, legendary freeriding course designer, calls it "a combination of a head-to-head race and a freestyle jump contest." Here's how it works:
Two riders race head-to-head on identical pump tracks. The fastest racer wins the "Speed" points. The riders also battle for a time advantage by trying to "out-trick" the other on two jumps. This is the "Style."
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Dealer Days, April 14-17
Sea Otter’s Dealer Days program fosters new relationships and helps dealers renew connections with associates they already have, all in a relaxed and fun yet professional setting. Prospects for relationship-building range from special receptions for dealers to other Dealer Days activities.
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Ladies Activities, April 17
Women play an increasingly prominent role in racing, and there is much more to address about females and cycling! From the toughest mountain bikers to cycle chic fashionistas, from tiny tots on trikes to long-touring elders of the cycling tribe, females add a special dimension to the world of cycling. Sea Otter will address and celebrate the unique desires, requirements, and contributions of female cyclists more than ever on Sunday, April 17 with women-specific activities.
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Little Bellas Day Camp, April 14-17
The Little Bellas, a popular, all-girls mountain biking program run by pro sisters, Lea and Sabra Davison, will bring their successful camp West, from its native Vermont, to the Sea Otter Classic. This all-girls camp will be an adventure in mountain biking designed to get girls hooked on the sport and engaged in Sea Otter. The camp will focus on improving skills and having fun. The camp is a great opportunity for girls looking to try out mountain biking, as well as for those who are ready for the next level of challenge. Camp members will also have a full-access pass to the Sea Otter event, with the ability to meet and learn from mountain biking’s biggest names.
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Festival Shows, April14-17
Mike Steidley, multi-time US National Champion and one of the most prolific and extreme athletes in the USA, brings his Stunt Show to a location near you! PLUS… back by popular demand… Ryan Leech has performed thousands of trials shows all over the world, and he will be sharing his skills with the public throughout the festival. While chatting to the audience on his wireless mic, he jumps and balances his bike on a custom-built course, demonstrating a variety of skills and techniques he's developed throughout his career.
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SRAM Mountain Bike Ride Zone and Demo Courses, April 14-17
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 in the SRAM MTB Ride Zone. The Ride Zone is a bike skills test track area that includes small jumps, a pump track, and other bike handling skills attractions. Whether you're young or old, new to mountain biking, or an experienced mountain bike fanatic, you are sure to find obstacles and fun, designed just for you in the SRAM Mountain Bike Ride Zone. Try them all over the four days and take home not only big smiles, but new skills to try out on trails at home.
Sea Otter will also have designated courses to test out bikes and accessories on some of the best riding trails and roads in the country! The Mountain Bike Demo Loop will include world-class cross-country trails, and for the road rider, selected road-bike routes through one of the most beautiful places in the USA.
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Ride With a Pro, April 14-17
So many demo bikes, so little time. This year at the Sea Otter Classic, not only are you encouraged to take one of the many great demo bicycles out for a spin you can now ride one with your favorite professional mountain or road bike rider. The schedule details the ride program and the professional cyclist who will lead each ride.
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Kids Activities, April 14-17
Sea Otter Egg Hunt: Skipper the Sea Otter hosts the Egg Hunt. Your little ones will love hunting for eggs around the lawn, including the chance to find some eggs with prizes inside!
Kids Races: Every child is a winner in this age-appropriate competition. Kids maneuver through a course carefully designed to stretch skills and build confidence.
Bike Play Zone: Not your average playground, the Kids Bike Play Zone allows kids twelve and younger to try out their budding bike skills on obstacles appropriate for their age and riding level. No bullies allowed here!
Carnival: There are so many fun things for kids to do in the Sea Otter Village—the hard part is trying to leave! Bounce houses provide hours of bouncing, sliding, and climbing fun.
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About the Sea Otter Classic
The 21st Annual Sea Otter Classic will be held April 14-17, 2011, at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, Calif. The four-day "Celebration of Cycling" is considered the world's largest cycling festival, hosting nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and 50,000 fans. More information can be found at www.seaotterclassic.comor by calling (800) 218-8411.