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BULLS eMTB Race

Presented by Bosch

The Bulls eMTB Race has open and age-graded classes. The race starts and finishes at the Tire Bridge. Racers will complete 60-80 minutes of racing on 2-mile circuits over Fort Ord National Monument.

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

Prize Purse

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

Fees/Categories/Schedule

eMTB Race: Fees / Categories / Start Times 

Start List will be available after 10pm the evening prior to the event.

Event SCHEDULE

 PRICES INCREASE MARCH 14TH, 2022.

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.

Classes

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+
  • Open class

Equipment Regulations

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

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.
  • 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. 

*Submission for petition to race from other manufacturers must be submitted before March 15th, 2022 to frosty@www.seaotterclassic.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.

Information

Online registration opens January 3, 2022. Onsite registration at the event starts on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 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.

Packet Pick-up hours

  • Wednesday noon to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 a.m. to 11a.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

Policies

All Sea Otter participants will be required to submit a release waiver and assumption of risk form, and additional COVID documentation as required by State/County/City agencies. 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.

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