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Kids’ Stuff

Children ages twelve and under get a free Festival Pass to all the fun! The Sea Otter Classic is a family event with lots of special activities just for kids. Generations of families return every year to make it a unique family tradition. While many kids learn how to ride a bike for the first time at Sea Otter or improve their skills- all develop a lifelong love of cycling.

 

KID’S ZONE

Not your average playground! The woom Kid’s Zone allows kids twelve and under to try out their budding bike skills on obstacles appropriate for their age and riding level in a fully enclosed location. Bonus: we’ll have a separate area for balance bikes and learning to ride! woom bikes USA is the Official Kids Bike Manufacturer Sponsor.

 

  • 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
  • Open to kids ages twelve and under. If your little one has been riding for years and the Kid’s Ride Zone is a step below their riding ability, try out the MTB Demo course.
  • No entry fee required.
  • Located at the Kids’ Play Area inside the Ride Zone.
  • A parent or guardian must sign a liability waiver for their child when entering the Expo. Children must wear their wristband throughout the event and to enter the Kid’s Zone.
  • ANSI- or Snell-approved helmets must be worn by all participating children
  • Be sure to write your child’s name and contact phone number on the inside of their wristband.

SEA OTTER EGG HUNT

Skipper the Sea Otter hosts the Egg Hunt. Your little ones will love hunting for eggs around the Kids’ Zone and the chance to find some eggs with prizes inside!

  • 10 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Open to kids ages 8 and under
  • Prizes presented
  • No entry fee required
  • Located at the Kids’ Zone.

KID’S RACE

Every child is a winner in this age-appropriate competition. Kids’ maneuver through a course carefully designed to stretch skills and build confidence. No registration required. All racers will be required to wear a wristband that can be obtained when entering the Festival, after signing liability waiver. No race registration is required; however, we recommend arriving early to explore bike options and get ready for the race.

  • 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Open to kids ages 12 and under
  • No entry fee required
  • All the finishers will receive a medal
  • All races divided by age category
  • Located at the Kids’ Zone 
  • ANSI- or Snell-approved helmets must be worn by all participating children

SEA OTTER CARNIVAL

There are so many fun things for kids to do in the Sea Otter Village—the hard part is trying to leave! Bicycle manufacturers bring tricycles and kids bikes to try out (plus, adults can try one their own size). If you’ve been looking for a great first-time outfit for your young cyclist, you’ll be happy to see that a number of exhibitors offer cycling apparel for children through pre-teens.

  • No entry fee required
  • Carnival Games, arts and crafts, with covered seating. 
  • Walk through the Expo and many of the exhibitors will have fun activities for the kids, anything from scavenger hunts and coloring books, free giveaways and food samplings, to interactive digital games and stunt shows. 

LITTLE BELLAS

Little Bellas Sea Otter Camp is a great way to give the kids a little break from school and hang out with other rippers, riding the trails around Laguna Seca. This all-girls camp is an adventure in mountain biking designed to get girls hooked on the sport and engaged in the Sea Otter festival. Little Bellas is focused on improving skills and having fun. This camp is a great opportunity for girls looking to try out mountain biking as well as those who are ready for the next level of challenge. Each camp day will be unique, focusing on fun while teaching different skills through activities and games both on and off the bike.

Camp members will have a full access pass to the Sea Otter venue with scheduled meet ups and Q & A’s with  some of women’s mountain biking’s biggest names. There is so much fun to be had, it’s hard to fit it all in! Come experience all this Little Bellas camp has to offer! Financial assistance is available if needed. Please communicate any of these needs when filling out the registration form for the program.

  • Ages: 8-13
  • What’s Included: Little Bellas custom bike jersey, snacks, and a goodie bag
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