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Robles Tour

The Robles Tour is a 20-mile off-road tour that traverses a variety of terrain over a unique course designed for both MTB and gravel bike enthusiasts alike. Take in the scenic vistas of the historic Fort Ord National Monument while you ride at a comfortable pace or turn up the heat and push yourself to the limit. This is an untimed recreational ride for all ages and abilities of cyclists, including eBikes. 

All Robles Tour participants receive:

  • Fully supported course – 4 aid stations with snacks and water
  • Route mechanical support
  • Complimentary parking 
  • Complimentary 4-day Festival Pass 
  • Complimentary post-ride showers 
  • Secure bag drop 
  • Secure bike valet 
  • Fully catered buffet lunch (10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday)
  • Complimentary Sierra Nevada beer 
  • Commemorative finisher’s medal.
  • Exclusive access to the Casa Amigos Rider Lounge

Fees/Categories/Schedule

Coming Soon. Robles Tour: Fees / Categories / Schedule 

Event SCHEDULE

Course Map

 

Coming March 2023!

Information

Online registration opens November 1, 2022. 

Arriving at the Venue 

Whether you plan to arrive at Sea Otter via car, bike or public transportation, you should review the directions to the venue before you set out. Many roads surrounding Laguna Seca will be closed to traffic during the event so you should plan your route in advance and allow ample time when you arrive at Sea Otter to get to your destination. Gran Fondo routes start at the Tire Bridge and finish in the Raceway Paddock.

REGISTRATION/PACKET PICK-UP:

You must register at least one day before your scheduled event.

NO EXCEPTIONS-NO RIDE DAY REGISTRATION

No refunds, transfers, or rollovers of ride registration.

Registration packets must be picked up in person and you must present a valid photo ID. Pre-registered riders may pick up registration packets on race day morning. See ride schedule.

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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

Support

Rider Support includes mechanical and SAG support (including mobile tech) along the way. Enthusiastic volunteers provide fuel and hydration at the rest stations that dot the course. We also offer bike-and-bag valet service which you can take advantage of before and after the ride.

Children

Children aged 12 and up are welcome to participate in the Robles Tour when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pedaling children only; no trailers allowed.

Rider Safety Rules

For your safety and the safety of other riders and pedestrians on the course, please familiarize yourself with the following safety rules: 
  • Obey all traffic laws. Riders are required to be familiar with California bicycle safety laws. Violators may be ticketed by local law enforcement, removed from the ride, or banned from future Life Time Sea Otter events. Visit here for more information: https://www.calbike.org/go_for_a_ride/california_bicycle_laws/
  • Yield to those with the right of way. All recreation trails and roads within the Gran Fondo routes are open to the public. Please be courteous to other users and yield when necessary. 
  • Ride safely and predictably. This includes riding single-file. Any rider found to be riding illegally, unsafely, recklessly, or discourteously will be removed from the Gran Fondo and banned from future Life Time Sea Otter events. 
  • Helmets are required for all riders. Only ANSI- or Snell-approved helmets are allowed. 
  • No headphones allowed. 
  • Bicycles only, including tandems. No tricycles, trailers, or other rigs. No personal support vehicles. No passengers allowed. 
  • No unregistered participants. All riders must display their Gran Fondo number (on jersey and handlebars) and wear their Gran Fondo wristband. Unregistered riders will be prohibited from accessing certain areas of the course and will not have access to refueling stations and post-ride activities. 
  • Be prepared for all weather conditions. Gran Fondo rides are held rain or shine. Life Time Sea Otter Classic maintains the right to alter the routes based on permit restrictions, current conditions, or construction impacts.

Policies

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

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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