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Specialized Kids' Track

Not your average playground, the Specialized Kids Zone allows kids twelve and under to try out their budding bike skills on obstacles appropriate for their age and riding level, plus a separate area for pushbikes!

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Open to kids ages twelve and under
  • No entry fee
  • Prizes and certificate presentations at event
  • Location: look for the Specialized Kids Zone on the Festival Map
  • A parent or guardian must sign a liability waiver for their child at the entrance and before they can enter.
  • ANSI- or Snell-approved helmets must be worn by all participating children
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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!
  • 10 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Open to kids ages 8 and under
  • Prizes presented
  • No charge
  • Located at the Specialized Kids Play Area inside the MTB Ride Zone

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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.

  • 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Open to kids ages 12 and under
  • No entry fee. No registration required. All racers will be required to wear a wristband that can be obtained at the entrance to the Ride Zone, after signing ride waiver. Waivers must be submitted by 10 a.m. of each day to be entered into the race.
  • All the finishers will receive a medal
  • All races divided by age category
  • Located at the Specialized Kids’ Track inside the SRAM MTB Ride Zone
  • ANSI- or Snell-approved helmets must be worn by all participating children

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Kids’ Inaugural Raceway Laguna Seca Race
Bring the kiddos for a rare chance to race on the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  Great photo op to snap away as they are led out by the professional men’s Cross Country Field.

  • 12 p.m. on Saturday – starts at the Sea Otter Bridge to turn 4 and back.
  • Open to kids ages 12 and under
  • Separate starts by age
  • Skipper will be present to cheer on the kids.
  • No entry fee. No registration required. All racers will be required to wear a wristband that can be obtained at the entrance to the Ride Zone, after signing ride waiver. Waivers must be submitted by 10 a.m.  of each day to be entered into the race.

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Sea Otter Carnival

There are so many fun things for kids to do in Sea Otter Village—the hard part is trying to leave! Bounce houses provide hours of bouncing, sliding, and climbing fun, and BMX and trials shows abound.

Bicycle manufacturers bring tricycles and kids bikes to try out (plus, adults can try one their own size). If you’ve been looking for a great first-time outfit for your young cyclist, you’ll be happy to see that a number of Expo exhibitors offer cycling apparel for children through pre-teens.

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Kids’ Inaugural Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Race – 12:00 p.m. Saturday see above for more information
  • Appropriate for kids age 12 and under
  • Bounce houses, arts and crafts, grass area with covered seating.
  • Located at the Specialized Kids Track inside the MTB Ride Zone
  • No charge
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Little Bellas

This all-girls camp will be an adventure in mountain biking designed to get girls hooked on the sport and engaged in the Sea Otter festival. We will focus on improving skills and having fun. It 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 venue with the ability to meet and learn from mountain biking’s biggest names. Each camp day will be unique, focusing on different skills and activities.

Click here for pricing and registration! 

April 20-23, 2017Monterey, California, USA