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FOX RACING Dual Slalom


The Fox Racing Dual Slalom presented by Pinkbike is a Sea Otter fan-favorite. After starting above the rolling hills and roaring crowds at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, riders will battle side-by-side down identical tracks as they navigate the iconic rollers, flat corners and GIANT berms of the sandy hillside.

Kyle Strait of Strait Acres – arguably one of the best slalom riders and builders in the world — is once again bringing his unrivaled design stamp to Monterey’s marquee mountain bike event. Gear up for an iconic Sea Otter experience elevated to an entirely new level in 2023.

Dual Slalom is categorized by ability and age classes, and we offer Para, Non-binary and eBike categories. Registration includes a four-day festival pass, hydration zone access, complimentary parking, medals to the top-three finishers in each category, and custom jerseys for race winners.

Prize Purse

Dual Slalom Prize Purse1st2nd3rd4th
Open Men$600$400$250$150
Open Women$600$400$250$150


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

Dual Slalom Track Inspection & Practice Schedule

Day Category Time
Thursday Elite 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday Intermediate / Beginner / Para/ Non-Binary 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Friday Elite 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday Expert / Jr Expert (Includes Jr. Expert boys/girls 15-16/17-18) 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday Juniors (NO Jr. Expert boys/girls 15-16/17-18) 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Expert /Jr Expert (Includes Jr. Expert boys/girls 15-16/17-18) 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Saturday Elite 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Juniors (NO Jr. Expert boys/girls 15-16/17-18) 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.


Online registration opens November 1, 2022. Onsite registration at the event starts on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at noon. Event registration closes at 6:00 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.

Qualification Brackets


  • If there are more than 5 riders but less than 12, the race will start with the round of 8. 
  • If there are more than 11 riders but less than 24, the race will start with the round of 16. 
  • If there are more than 23 riders, the race will start with the round of 32. 

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

BLM Requirements

The Fort Ord National Monument is open to visitors during Sea Otter. Riders need to adhere to trail rules and passing speed limits when passing a rider going in the opposite direction.  Passing speed limits during the tours (5 mph on single-track and 10 mph on roads) will be enforced.

Learn more here

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