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April 15-18, 2021Monterey, California, USA

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Cross-Country

The mountain bike cross country is a wave start race categorized by USA Cycling ability (CAT 1/CAT 2/NOVICE-CAT 3) and age classes. The race course starts at the the Sea Otter Bridge – you will climb the “Corkscrew” –  and then travels the challenging trails and gravel roadways of the Fort Ord National Monument to finish at the Tire Bridge. Race distances vary by ability and age category.

This year we are also offering a Junior Short course for girls and boys ages 10-14. See schedule and course info below.

California Dirt

The mountain bike downhill is an individual race against the clock  – categorized by USA Cycling ability (Professional/CAT 1/CAT 2/NOVICE-CAT 3) and age classes. The race course starts at the top of Laguna Seca Recreation Area  –  and follows the flowing contours of the hillside to a sprint finish at the bottom.

NO EXCEPTIONS-NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

No refunds, transfers, or rollovers of race registration


ATHLETE INFORMATION

Race numbers must be picked up in person and you must present a valid photo ID.

This race is USA Cycling sanctioned, and a valid current USA Cycling Racing license  is required. For more information about licensing please visit the USA Cycling website, email membership@usacycling.org, or call (719) 434-4200.

All Sea Otter participants will be required to submit a USAC Release form and a Sea Otter Classic Assumption of Risk Form.

All Sea Otter participants are required to wear an approved helmet-no exceptions. USA Cycling helmet policy

Registered athletes can pick up your race number (must have current, valid PHOTO ID), complimentary 4-day Festival Pass, purchase event merchandise, and visit the USA Cycling Desk at the Athlete Registration building.

Packet Pick-up hours:

  • Wednesday noon to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday–Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m (Pre-Registered Packet Pick-Up Only)
  • Riders that have already registered online can pick-up their packet the same day as their race.
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Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar

The 100% Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar is a heads-up race against each other  – categorized by USA Cycling ability (Professional/CAT 1/CAT 2/NOVICE-CAT 3) and age classes. The race course starts at the top of Laguna Seca Recreation Area swale –  and uses the contour of the hillside to negotiate berms, rollers, and a rhythm section or two. An Adaptive category is offered in 2020!

Event registration closes at 7:00 p.m. the day prior to the scheduled event. If you have pre-registered, you can pick up your event number on event day – up to 30 minutes prior to event start time.

NO EXCEPTIONS-NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

No refunds, transfers, or rollovers of race registration


ATHLETE INFORMATION

Race numbers must be picked up in person and you must present a valid photo ID.

This race is USA Cycling sanctioned, and a valid current USA Cycling Racing license  is required. For more information about licensing please visit the USA Cycling website, email membership@usacycling.org, or call (719) 434-4200.

All Sea Otter participants will be required to submit a USAC Release form and a Sea Otter Classic Assumption of Risk Form.

All Sea Otter participants are required to wear an approved helmet-no exceptions. USA Cycling helmet policy

Registered athletes can pick up your race number (must have current, valid PHOTO ID), complimentary 4-day Festival Pass, purchase event merchandise, and visit the USA Cycling Desk at the Athlete Registration building.

Packet Pick-up hours:

  • Wednesday noon to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday–Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m (Pre-Registered Packet Pick-Up Only)
  • Riders that have already registered online can pick-up their packets the same day as their race.

The mountain bike Enduro is racing that combines descending skills and overall fitness – categorized by age classes. The Enduro starts at the top of Laguna Seca Recreation Area –  Stage 1 uses the downhill course. Stages 2 and 3 use Fort Ord National Monument trails, with untimed transfers between all stages.

Field limit is 600 – no waitlist.

Event registration closes at 7:00 p.m. the day prior to the scheduled event. If you have pre-registered, you can pick up your event number on event day – up to 30 minutes prior to event start time.

NO EXCEPTIONS-NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

No refunds, transfers, or rollovers of race registration


ATHLETE INFORMATION

Race numbers must be picked up in person and you must present a valid photo ID.

This race is USA Cycling sanctioned, and a valid current USA Cycling Racing license  is required. For more information about licensing please visit the USA Cycling website, email membership@usacycling.org, or call (719) 434-4200.

All Sea Otter participants will be required to submit a USAC Release form and a Sea Otter Classic Assumption of Risk Form.

All Sea Otter participants are required to wear an approved helmet-no exceptions. USA Cycling helmet policy

Registered athletes can pick up your race number (must have current, valid PHOTO ID), complimentary 4-day Festival Pass, purchase event merchandise, and visit the USA Cycling Desk at the Athlete Registration building.

Packet Pick-up hours:

  • Wednesday noon to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday–Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m (Pre-Registered Packet Pick-Up Only)
  • Riders that have already registered online can pick-up their packets the same day as their race.

The Bulls eMTB Race ePowered by Bosch – is sanctioned by USA Cycling – with  open and age-graded age classes. The race starts and finishes at the Tire Bridge and the lap distance is approximately 2 miles. Racers will complete 60-80 minutes of racing.


ATHLETE INFORMATION

Race numbers must be picked up in person and you must present a valid photo ID.

This race is USA Cycling sanctioned, and a valid current USA Cycling Racing license  is required. For more information about licensing please visit the USA Cycling website, email membership@usacycling.org, or call (719) 434-4200.

All Sea Otter participants will be required to submit a USAC Release form and a Sea Otter Classic Assumption of Risk Form.

Race numbers must be picked up in person and you must present a valid photo ID.

All Sea Otter participants are required to wear an approved helmet-no exceptions. USA Cycling helmet policy

Registered athletes can pick up your race number (must have current, valid PHOTO ID), complimentary 4-day Festival Pass, purchase event merchandise, and visit the USA Cycling Desk at the Athlete Registration building.

Packet Pick-up hours:

  • Wednesday noon to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday–Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m (Pre-Registered Packet Pick-Up Only)
  • Riders that have already registered online can pick-up their packets the same day as their race.

Sea Otter Classic e-MTB Race Regulations:

We recognize e-bikes as human powered bicycles and encourage the operation of e-bikes in a manner that maintains the human powered bicycle characteristics in order to continue to enjoy and advocate access to public lands where allowed. The principles of design are to assist with the normal power and acceleration ranges of the human rider. E-bikes that are modified or designed to reach limits beyond normal human riding power outputs, high power output, and power assisted speeds greater than 20 mph or excessive acceleration assistance, are not allowed, nor welcomed, as they jeopardize access of the sport on public lands.

Classes:  We have (2) classes for racing

1. Age-graded classamateur, participatory and fun

  • No prize money.
  • All amateur categories, including novice categories are eligible.
  • All riders require a USA Cycling Membership with a Standard, Premium membership, or a one-day license/membership.
  • Men and Women Age Groups; 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

 2. Open class – includes Pro and all categories, except Novice (formerly Category 5)

  • Competitive with prize money eligibility.
  • Total payout of $1,600 ($500, $200, $100 mens and womens).
  • All riders require a USA Cycling license.

Equipment Regulations:

1. Age-graded: E-bike with a Class 1 Label (and as follows)

  • Bikes must have Class 1 label, verified before the race at pre-check inspection tent
  • Only a single battery allowed (no spares)
  • A pedal assist bicycle only. No pedaling, no power assist.
  • Top speed with power assist is 20 mph and power assist stops if speed is above 20 mph
  • Maximum 750w output, no throttle allowed

2. Open: E-bike with a Class 1 Label (and as follows):

  • Bikes must be brought to the pre-check inspection tent, near start/finish, no later than 30 minutes prior to race time and will remain there until staging for the start.
  • Top (3) finishers or prize money spots, must report to the same tent immediately after their finish for post-race verification.
  • Only E-bikes with motors from the following verified manufacturers are allowed:
    • Bosch
    • Brose
    • Shimano
    • Yamaha
    • Fazua
    • *Manufacturers of other brands that can demonstrate compliance with these principles can petition for start recognition by submitting information prior to event day.
  • Equipment present in the inspection corral may be tested and possibly ridden to verify equipment
  • A pedal assist bicycle only. No pedaling, no power assist.
  • Top speed with power assist is 20 mph and power assist stops if speed is above 20 mph
  • Maximum 750w output, no throttle allowed

Sea Otter staff will conduct pre-race staging for all racing. Industry representatives will facilitate bike inspections for the Open Class. USAC Officials will not perform technical motor verifications, but may assist with label verification at the start line.

*Submission for petition to race from other manufacturers must be submitted before September 15th, 2020 to marla@emdesports.com and available onsite during event week for diagnostics to show compliance with the Class 1 characteristics, list of allowed manufacturers, and set of principles the other manufacturers are designing to.

Demo eMTBs may be available from BULLS and Bosch for use during the race.  When registering online for the race, you can request to be contacted by BULLS or Bosch for information regarding their demo program.

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Gravel Race

NEW for 2020 – the gravel race is a wave start race categorized by USA Cycling age classes. The race course starts at the Sea Otter Bridge – you will climb the “Corkscrew” –  and then travel the challenging trails and gravel roadways of the Fort Ord National Monument to finish at the Tire Bridge. Race distances vary by ability and age category.


ATHLETE INFORMATION

Race numbers must be picked up in person and you must present a valid photo ID.

This race is USA Cycling sanctioned, and a valid current USA Cycling Racing license  is required. For more information about licensing please visit the USA Cycling website, email membership@usacycling.org, or call (719) 434-4200.

All Sea Otter participants will be required to submit a Sea Otter Classic Assumption of Risk Form.

All Sea Otter participants are required to wear an approved helmet-no exceptions. USA Cycling helmet policy

Registered athletes can pick up your race number (must have current, valid PHOTO ID), complimentary 4-day Festival Pass, purchase event merchandise, and visit the USA Cycling Desk at the Athlete Registration building.

Packet Pick-up hours:

  • Wednesday noon to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday–Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m (Pre-Registered Packet Pick-Up Only)
  • Riders that have already registered online can pick-up their packets the same day as their race.

The Road Race – categorized by USA Cycling ability (Professional/CAT 1/CAT 2/CAT 3/CAT 4/NOVICE-CAT 5) and age classes – starts and finishes off-venue on Barloy Canyon Road. The Road Race uses Fort Ord National Monument paved roadways – where racers do multiple laps of a 7-mile loop. Race distances vary by ability and age category. Race finish features a climb to the summit of Barloy Canyon Road.

Course Map Coming Soon

Onsite registration at the event starts on Wednesday, September 30th at noon


ATHLETE INFORMATION

Race numbers must be picked up in person and you must present a valid photo ID.

This race is USA Cycling sanctioned, and a valid current USA Cycling Racing license  is required. For more information about licensing please visit the USA Cycling website, email membership@usacycling.org, or call (719) 434-4200.

All Sea Otter participants will be required to submit a USAC Release form and a Sea Otter Classic Assumption of Risk Form.

All Sea Otter participants are required to wear an approved helmet-no exceptions. USA Cycling helmet policy

Registered athletes can pick up your race number (must have current, valid PHOTO ID), complimentary 4-day Festival Pass, purchase event merchandise, and visit the USA Cycling Desk at the Athlete Registration building.

Packet Pick-up hours:

  • Wednesday noon to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday–Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m (Pre-Registered Packet Pick-Up Only)
  • Riders that have already registered online can pick-up their packets the same day as their race.
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Circuit Race

The circuit race starts and finishes at the Tire Bridge and utilizes the world renowned Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, for an exciting 11-turn, 2.4 mile with 108’ elevation change, closed circuit.

Onsite registration at the event starts on Wednesday, September 30th at noon

Race numbers must be picked up in person and you must present a valid photo ID.

This race is USA Cycling sanctioned, and a valid current USA Cycling Racing license  is required. For more information about licensing please visit the USA Cycling website, email membership@usacycling.org, or call (719) 434-4200.

All Sea Otter participants will be required to submit a USAC Release form and a Sea Otter Classic Assumption of Risk Form.

All Sea Otter participants are required to wear an approved helmet-no exceptions. USA Cycling helmet policy

Registered athletes can pick up your race number (must have current, valid PHOTO ID), complimentary 4-day Festival Pass, purchase event merchandise, and visit the USA Cycling Desk at the Athlete Registration building.

Packet Pick-up hours:

  • Wednesday noon to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday–Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Pre-Registered Packet Pick-Up Only)
  • Riders that have already registered online can pick-up their packets the same day as their race.

April 15-18, 2021Monterey, California, USA


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