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Getting In And Around

The Sea Otter Classic wants your visit to be simple and care-free so you have more time for fun! Ride to the venue on your bike and utilize our complimentary bike valet service. Or arrive by car and make parking a breeze with a reserved parking pass. Whether you arrive on or off your bike, make the goal of your Sea Otter visit be to have a fantastic time. Come celebrate!

An overview is below, but the most of the action takes place at Weathertech Laguna Seca Raceway, 1021 Monterey Salinas Highway, Salinas, CA 93908.  Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9, 2022 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2022.  For more information about visiting our area click here. NOTE WE HAVE SPECIAL TRAFFIC PATTERNS IN EFFECT FOR EFFICIENT INGRESS AND EGRESS:

ARRIVING:

Before 10am: Use the South Boundary Road entrance via 2 inbound lanes.

After 2pm : Enter via Highway 68 and Exit via South Boundary road. There is NO entering via S. Boundary Road after 2pm.

If you are a registered athlete, please also refer to pages for individual race events for the most accurate, specific location information. If you are a spectator, please respect any guidelines provided on-site as to appropriate viewing points; safety first!

Mountain Bike Races

  • Cross Country(Fuego MTB XC) – is on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property,  Fort Ord National Monument. Fuego MTB events start on the racetrack at Laguna Seca and finishes on the racetrack or on the Swale at Laguna Seca Recreation Area.
  • Downhill (DH) – is on Laguna Seca property and runs parallel to B Road and finishes at the bottom of B Road below the Gun Range.
  • Dual Slalom (DS) – is on the Swale at Laguna Seca.
  • Enduro – is on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property,  Fort Ord National Monument.

Road Bike Races

  • Circuit – takes place on the racetrack at Laguna Seca.
  • Road – takes place mostly outside Laguna Seca (i.e., on Bureau of Land Management/BLM property).  Starts on the racetrack at Laguna Seca and finishes on Barloy Canyon Road.

Gran Fondos & Tours

  • Gran Fondo Pacifico and Gran Fondo Carmelo  – All Gran Fondos start at the Tire Bridge and finish in the Raceway paddock.
  • Robles Tour – The off road Robles Tour starts at the Tire Bridge and finishes in the Raceway paddock.

The Sea Otter Classic encourages you to experience the rich diversity of the world of cycling and of Monterey County. See what we’ve got to offer!

ADDRESS:

Weathertech Laguna Seca Raceway

1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908

Click here for Monterey County bike maps and route tips.

Click here for the California State University-Monterey Bay community bike map.

Click here to view a printer-friendly Monterey Peninsula map.

The bike valet service is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. At those times, you may drop off your bike and walk away with a claim check, knowing your bike is under the watchful eyes of the bike valet attendants. The bike valet parking is located in the Paddock Parking area right next to the Expo entrance. Look for “Expo Entrance” and “Bike Valet” on the Festival Map.

Want to park closer to the action? Make parking at Sea Otter a breeze with a reserved parking pass to one of our reserved parking areas. Reserved parking passes will be mailed. If ordered after the mail deadline, reserved parking passes can be picked up at Will Call.

  • $50/per day per pass.
  • Passes are limited.
  • March 15, 2021 is the last day to purchase and have it mailed to you prior to the event.
  • If you purchase your reserved pass AFTER March 15th, 2022 you will need to pick up your pass at Will Call. As you are entering Laguna Seca on S. Boundary Rd., look for the Will Call location on your right. There is also a Will Call location inside the Athlete Registration building. Have your parking pass visible in your vehicle. You will need to show your parking pass to enter Laguna Seca with your vehicle.  Follow the signs to your designated reserved parking area.

****You will be turned away from the vehicle entry gate and will be redirected to the Wolf Hill parking if you do not have your pass with you. ***

There are two Will Call locations at the Sea Otter Classic.

  1. Athlete Registration Building – see the Festival Map
  2. South Boundary Road entry

If you opted to pick up your parking passes at Will Call, plan to pick them up at the S. Boundary road location so that you don’t have to park on Wolf Hill before you pick up your pass. 

Will Call Hours:

Wednesday noon to 6 p.m.

Thursday–Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m

Free shuttle service is available for all Sea Otter attendees. Shuttle stops are located just below Wolf Hill Parking and at the festival entrance to Turn 5. Shuttles are ADA accessible and run from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday – Sunday

All general parking is on Wolf Hill, click the venue address above for directions. Wolf Hill is also clearly marked on our festival map. Overnight camping is not allowed on Wolf Hill. If you are interested in camping, visit our camping reservations page. Free shuttle Service to the Expo will start daily at 8am and run until 6pm. See exact times on our event schedule.

Athletes registered to race or ride-Please allow at least 45 minutes to get off the highway, park your vehicle, and bike/walk to Athlete Registration. Wolf Hill parking is the closest Free Parking. Parking in Red lot 9 is closer, but is only accessible with a paid parking pass. You can purchase a parking pass here.

Buses are welcome at Sea Otter. They will be directed to the larger paddock parking area, where space will be made available for them.

ADA accessible parking is available on Wolf Hill, next to athlete registration, in the Paddock Parking lot, and at the festival entrance to Turn 5. Let the parking attendants know that you will need ADA accessible parking and they can assist you with finding a parking spot. An ADA placard must be displayed to use this parking. ADA accessible free shuttle service to the Expo will start daily at 8am and run until 6pm. See exact times on our event schedule.

Unlimited Biking is the official bike rental partner for  Sea Otter Classic. Select from the range of Cannondale rental bikes that can be picked up on-site at the event, helmets included. Rental packages include event/race specific rentals, day rentals, and weekend rentals. Book your bike in advance!

Throughout Monterey County, you may load your bike onto the rack of any large or small Monterey-Salinas Transit System (MST) bus with this exception: the only trolleys that can be counted on to have bike racks are those serving the California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus. The MST buses are happy to carry your bike—and there is no additional charge. On weekdays only, there is limited service to Laguna Seca via MST.

ATMs are throughout the venue. Their locations are marked on the festival map.

Event merchandise available at the official merch booth. Look for “Sea Otter Boutique” on the festival map. You can also SHOP NOW and order your 2022 Merchandise. You can pick up your preordered merchandise in the Athlete Registration building, also known as the Hospitality Pavilion. Look for “Athlete Registration” on the festival map.

Sorry, dogs are not allowed in the Festival-Expo-Sea Otter Village, including the racing areas. This will be strictly enforced. The only area at Laguna Seca Recreation Area where dogs will be allowed—although not recommended—is at the owner’s campsite and owner’s specific (reserved) campground. Dogs must be leashed at all times. For details, please refer to the Dogs at Campsites—Rules and Regulations. Non-residents who prefer to lodge with their pet, and are seeking an alternative to camping at Laguna Seca, will be glad to know that some lodging providers who offer discounted rates to Sea Otter visitors are also pet-friendly, including Hyatt Regency, Monterey; Los Laureles Lodge, Carmel Valley; and Mariposa Inn and Suites, Monterey.

If you are looking forward to also visiting other Monterey County recreational areas during Sea Otter week—perhaps including a walk on the beach with your four-legged friend—check out the Bring Findo’s list of pet-friendly recreation areas. Hot tip: If Carl and Daisy are hoping to make some new canine friends, they’ll find Carmel Beach is dog heaven!

Lost and found can be found at one of our information booths shown on the map. Please refer to the “Lost Items” tab above on this page for more information.

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