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Community Involvement

The Sea Otter Classic Foundation

The Sea Otter Classic Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2012 by the Sea Otter Classic, the largest cycling festival, consumer bike expo, race schedule and “celebration of cycling” in North America. Our mission is to engage the community in sporting events like the Sea Otter Classic and to celebrate cycling and the healthy lifestyle that riding your bike supports. The Sea Otter Classic Foundation also sponsors school assemblies that demonstrate bike safety, teach riding skills, and promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

Volunteer with the Sea Otter Classic Foundation

The Sea Otter Classic Foundation solicits volunteer help from local organizations.

We make a donation to each organization as our way of saying “Thank you!” for the kind help. In addition, each participating volunteer receives a 4-Day Festival Pass and an official Sea Otter Classic t-shirt.  Volunteers are also provided lunch on the day they work.

Please contact Jeff Lindenthal at if you would like more information about volunteer opportunities at the Sea Otter Classic, or if you are ready to volunteer.

Since it was founded in 1991, the Sea Otter Classic has received volunteer help, and other support, from numerous organizations. They include:

Veteran Discounts

With much gratitude for your military service, the Sea Otter Classic is honored to provide the following benefits to recovering veterans with disabilities and retired veterans, as well as to active duty personnel, and their families.

  • Recovering Veterans. Complimentary athlete registrations are available for all veterans recovering from service-connected injuries. In addition, complimentary registration are available for the support staff of any organization supporting recovering veterans. 
  • Retired Veterans. A 20% discount on athlete registrations is available for those who retired from the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. 
  • Active Duty Personnel. A 20% discount on athlete registration is available for active duty military personnel ; a military ID card must be presented when picking up the passes.

The above special rates for athlete registration apply to all categories of racing and rides. Before registering, obtain an exclusive registration code by emailing

Veteran and military clubs, teams, or organizations may be eligible for a complimentary 10’x10’ Expo space. Please email

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