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Kids’ Stuff

Children ages twelve and under get a free Festival Pass to all the fun! The Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental is a family event with lots of special activities just for kids. Returning for 2025, Sunday is Family Day full of special events and entertainment just for kids!

ON FAMILY DAY, KIDS’ ARE THE VIPS! Free admission for (2) adults with a child 12 and under.

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.


Not your average playground! The woom Kids’ 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 – 5 pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and 9 am – 2 pm on Sunday.
  • Open to kids ages twelve and under. If your little one has been riding for years and the Kids’ 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 Kids’ 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.


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.


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 races divided by age category
  • Located at the Kids’ Zone 
  • ANSI- or Snell-approved helmets must be worn by all participating children


The tikes get to take the track for this fun and exciting Balance Bike Rally on Family Day! Kids ages 2-5 will meet on Sunday to zoom in front of the roaring crowds. When they cross the finish line there is sure to be a smile on their face that will last for years to come.  

  • No entry fee required
  • Sunday / 12:30 p.m. / Start Line Kids’ Zone
  • Open to kids ages 2-5 years
  • ANSI or Snell-approved helmets must be worn


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 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. 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


New to the woom Kids’ Zone in 2024 are two new interactive activities for kids to get hands-on with how their bikes work.

Junior Mechanic Show
Join legendary bike mechanic and educator Calvin Jones for a kid-friendly interactive seminar that explores the physics of the bicycle, from the nuts and bolts to the feet pushing on the pedals.

  • 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Junior Mechanic Activity Table

Kids can get hands-on with the parts that make up their bike and get a close-up look at how they work with this interactive station.

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