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Circuit Race

Get ready to RUMBLE on one of the most iconic racetracks in the world at the Sea Otter Circuit Race. Take this one-of-a-kind opportunity to ride the legendary Laguna Seca Raceway on two wheels and immerse yourself in the roar of the crowd as you navigate the twisty hills and stomach-churning curves of this 11-turn, 2.4-mile closed circuit course. This fast-paced event is full of great spectator moments – tell your friends and family to cheer you on at the “Corkscrew”.

Registration includes a four-day festival pass, chip timing, complimentary parking, medals to the top-three finishers in each category, and custom jerseys for race winners.

Prize Purse

Circuit Prize Purse1st2nd3rd4th5th
Open Men$500$400$300$150$150
Open Women$500$400$300$150$150


Circuit Race: Fees / Categories / Schedule 

Each race is categorized by ability and age classes. How to select your category:

A = Advanced racer

B = Intermediate racer

C = Beginner racer

D = First-time racer

Pre-Event Course Talks

We will be hosting a series of Course Talks to discuss the routes and prepare you for the Sea Otter Classic 2023!. Professional athletes and course designers will join us to provide special tips and insight. You are invited to participate via Zoom or Facebook, or join us when you arrive on site in April. Links and details will be emailed to all registered athletes. Bring your questions and get them answered by the Sea Otter team!

On-line Course Talks:
Monday, January 23 – 7pm PST – New Carmelo route plus Q&A on all events
Sunday, February 19 – 4pm PST – Participant Q&A on all events
Tuesday, March 8 – 7pm PST – Fuego XL/XC and Fuego SHORT course plus Q&A on all events
Thursday, March 30 – 7pm PST -La Gravilla route plus Q&A on all events
Monday, April 10 – 7pm PST – Athlete parking, race number pick-up plus Q&A on all events

In-person/on-site Course Talk at Casa Amigos
Thursday April 20 – 7pm PST – Final routes, how best to prepare for your event plus Q&A on all events

Course Map

Coming March 2023!


Online registration opens November 1, 2022. Onsite registration at the event starts on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at noon. 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 RACE DAY REGISTRATION. No refunds, transfers, or rollovers of race registration.

Registered athletes must pick up your race number in person (must have current, valid PHOTO ID). Pick up your race packet, complimentary 4-day Festival Pass, and purchase event merchandise at Athlete Registration.

Switch Categories

Coming Soon! View your registration & purchase details, complete self-edits such as transfers, and purchase any additional merchandise.

Packet Pick-up hours

  • Wednesday noon to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (Pre-registered athlete packet pick-up only. No Registrations.)

Riders that have already registered online can pick-up their packets the same day as their race


All Sea Otter participants will be required to submit a release waiver and assumption of risk form. Save time in line by completing them in advance. All Sea Otter participants are required to wear an approved helmet- no exceptions.

USA Cycling Helmet Policy

Deferral policy

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