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Presented by Bosch

Friday, April 21, 2023

The Bulls eMTB Race presented by Bosch is built to challenge modern eBikes and their riders. Steep climbs and technical descents make the course as difficult as normal bike racing, only different. An exciting spectator sport, racers will complete one hour of racing on circuits within the Laguna Seca venue. All race categories finish on the overall race leader’s lap. The eMTB race is categorized by ability and age and we offer Para and Non-binary categories.

Race Registration includes a 4-day Festival Pass, chip timing, complimentary parking, medals to the top three finishers in each category, and race winners receive a custom jersey.

Prize Purse

eMTB Prize Purse1st2nd3rd
Elite Men$500$400$300
Elite Women$500$400$300


Pre-Event Course Talks

Zoom Course Talks Previously Recorded:

March 8: Fuego XL/XC and Fuego SHORT – Watch here and use code N6mbRh*S
April 4: Gravity Events: Downhill, Dual Slalom and Enduro – Watch here and use Passcode: G#5*fG6N
April 10: Athlete parking, race number pick-up, General Q& A – Watch here and use Passcode: 7=MV!h6S

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

Start List

CLICK HERE to view the start list. This list is updated each week on Monday.

Have Questions? Contact:

Course Map

The start location is the Sea Otter Bridge. Here is how to get to the start/finish: See the FESTIVAL MAP.
This route can be downloaded in the following formats: GPX, KML, TCX, FIT, JPG, GIF, PNG or PDF.

eMTB 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.


We have (2) classes for racing

  • Age-graded classamateur, participatory and fun
    • All amateur categories, including novice categories are eligible.
    • Men and Women Age Groups; 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • Elite class

Equipment Regulations

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

  • Pedal-assisted e-Bikes must have Class 1 label
  • 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
  • Aftermarket e-Bike kits /modifications are prohibited.

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

  • Only pedal-assisted E-bikes with motors from the following verified manufacturers are allowed:  
    • Bosch
    • Bafang
    • Brose
    • Shimano
    • Yamaha
    • Fazua
    • *Manufacturers of other brands that can demonstrate compliance with these principles can petition for start recognition by submitting information to 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
  • Aftermarket e-Bike kits /modifications are prohibited.

​Race staff will complete equipment inspections post-race to the top three in the Elite Category, and random pre-race equipment inspections for all race categories.

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

Registration Info

Online registration opened 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.

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.

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

Switch Categories

Email with any inquiries. 


No refunds or transfers of race registration.

Athletes are allowed to defer entry into the following year. This requires payment of a deferral fee equal to 40% of the original paid entry fee. A race entry can only be deferred one time and only to the following year’s event. Deferrals must be completed no later than Sunday, April 16, 2023. Contact for information. 

If you choose to defer and you have purchased retail items during registration, please note the following. Retail purchases can be refunded if you selected to “Pickup” at the venue. Purchases completed as “Ship” cannot be refunded.  Retail purchases will not carry over in a deferred entry.   

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

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