APRIL 20-23, 2023 | Monterey, California | USA
WORLD’S PREMIER CYCLING FESTIVAL
If you like bikes or the people who ride them, you need to experience the Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental. Nowhere else on earth will you find four days of action-packed cycling camaraderie and outdoor fun for the entire family. Located in Monterey, California, the Sea Otter Classic is the largest gathering of cycling and outdoor enthusiasts in North America and offers nearly every type of competitive bike racing and recreational tours imaginable. Riders zoom around the iconic Laguna Seca Raceway, traverse the beautiful rolling hills of Fort Ord National Monument or take in the gorgeous coastal views along the Pacific Ocean. The Sea Otter Expo, hub of the event, pulses with several hundred exhibitors displaying new gear, offering product samples, free bike demos and exciting stunt shows. Your favorite professional athletes are also here to share their techniques and sign autographs. No other event gives you such close-up access to your favorite brands and cycling heroes. Everyone will enjoy the Sea Otter Classic!
Life Time Members Early Access Registration
Life Time members — after six months of membership — get access to our athletic events one week before the event registration or lottery opens to the general public.
Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in over 300 events. Disciplines are represented including gravel, cross country, downhill, dual slalom, short track racing, circuit, criterium, and road racing.
Enjoy the views! Sea Otter offers two Gran Fondos that cover the rolling hills and gorgeous coastal roads of Monterey County. If you prefer the dirt, there is an off-road tour for both gravel and mountain bikes which traverses the scenic trails and roads of the Fort Ord National Monument.
See and ride the latest bicycles on the trails or on the track! Kids’ and adults alike can grab the bike of their choice and head to one of our four Ride Zones for a test ride.Try them all over the four days and take home not only big smiles, but new skills to try out on trails at home.
Visitors can watch exciting trials shows, see the newest gear and win swag while strolling the world’s largest consumer bicycle expo featuring over 900 brands. With all the autograph sessions, parties, and product demonstrations happening, no other event allows visitors such close access to their favorite brands and cycling heroes.
Supreme fun happens in the woom Kids’ Zone! The Sea Otter Classic is a family event with loads of special activities for kids. Generations have learned how to ride a bike and improve their skills at Sea Otter. All children ages twelve and under get a free Festival Pass and can compete in kids races, ride a pump track, enjoy carnival games and more! Best of all, Skipper the Sea Otter hosts an annual Egg Hunt. Your little ones will love hunting for eggs around the woom Kids’ Zone and the chance to find eggs with prizes inside!
SEA OTTER CLASSIC SUMMIT
The Summit takes place just before the Sea Otter Classic, April 17-19, 2023, in Monterey, California. This next-level executive gathering is designed to equip and inspire attendees to drive growth and impact through their businesses and brands at a pivotal time of growth and opportunity in the outdoor recreation industries. Along with focused work sessions, attendees can enjoy networking opportunities at organized happy hours, group meals, and walks, runs, paddles, and rides along Monterey’s beautiful coastline.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR SEA OTTER SCHEDULE
There is so much to do at the Sea Otter Classic, it is hard to do it all! Review the complete schedule for the latest information on racing, riding, expo activities, and live shows.
Log into our schedule page to create your own Sea Otter experience!
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