Sea Otter Classic April 2012 Event News

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  • Register today, online registration closes at midnight April 15! On-site registration begins at noon on April 18 at the registration building.
  • The most economical way to stay and play at the Sea Otter Classic-Reserve your campsite today!
  • Scope out the competition and check your own entry in the Registered Rider Search.
  • Follow top riders “On the Road to Sea Otter” with Read More
  • Discounted lodging available for Sea Otter participants!
  • Check out the 4-day event schedule.
  • Festival passes and Sea Otter Classic merchandise are available now in the online store.

Volkswagen News
Volkswagen Joins Sea Otter Classic as Title Sponsor
North America’s largest cycling festival has a new partner for 2012, as automaker Volkswagen of America, Inc. joins the Sea Otter Classic as the title sponsor.

The event is now the Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic Powered by SRAM.
Full Press Release


Athlete’s Corner

Ride Further. Ride Stronger.
Stay protected while you drop down a steep line, crank through an all day ride or navigate the congested urban cityscape.  When The North Face started developing mountain bike apparel we didn’t have to look far for feedback – our team of mountaineers, skiers and snowboarders have been mountain biking for summer training for years. Keep Reading

Know the USA Cycling Regulations for Sea Otter Races
The governing body for all Sea Otter Classic races is USA Cycling, so make sure you know the rules, protest procedures and results info before you get to the starting line. Download the rules and regulations here and be sure to carefully review start times and other important information for your specific race

Moto Legend Doug Chandler to Lead Out Gran Fondo
The Sea Otter Gran Fondo is a ride, not a race. Which is good, since catching Doug Chandler on two wheels has been nearly impossible for 30 years. The motorcycle legend – and bike shop owner in nearby Salinas, Calif. – will lead out the 2012 Gran Fondo on his (motorized) bike. Learn more about Doug

Cyclocross Coming to Sea Otter 2012
Cyclocross racing is breaking away from the cold, wet days of fall and winter to debut at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic. The course for the Sea Otter Classic, hosted by Raleigh America will snake through the expo  and Laguna Seca Lakebed area, and will include off-camber and “kitty litter” sections, and other yet-to-determined obstacles. Keep Reading

Festival Guide

Festival Schedule Now Available
Sea Otter’s full festival schedule is now available, with information and times for women’s events, kids activities, expo hours and more. There’s plenty to do at Sea Otter for the whole family, so plan your visit with the schedule and then head over and get your festival passes now!                                                                                                

College Cyclery Rain or Shine Jam
Exciting changes are in store for this event in 2012, including an upgraded course design, $2,000 prize purse provided by Oakley and four custom ramps built by Red Bull. GoPro Camera’s will be onsite to document the event and Specialized Bikes, Camelbak, Skull Candy and Clif Bar will be providing prizes for the competitors. Keep Reading

Chariot Carriers Offering Free Stroller Rentals
We all know that Sea Otter offers something for the entire family. With all the gear you need to bring for your race, sometimes finding room for your stroller can be a challenge. Chariot Carrierswants to make your trip easier to Sea Otter attendees by offering free rentals of their amazing multi-functional child carriers. Keep Reading

Get Ready for Women’s Events at Sea Otter!
Sea Otter Classic is committed to promoting women in the world of bicycling, and for 2012 we’ve put together 4 full days of activities just for the women! Join us on daily rides (road and mountain), Women’s Lunchtime Seminars on topics ranging from bike maintenance to bike fit, Women’s Networking Hours and our featured event: a panel discussion “Fierce, Fabulous, and over Forty!” Keep Reading

Check Out Events Put on by Sea Otter Sponsors
There’s plenty of activity in the expo area and beyond as Sea Otter sponsors host events and booths with everything from a Kids Zone to suspension setup station and bike fit symposiums. Make sure to plan your schedule to stop by and check out some of these great events and activities. See a list of sponsor activities.

Get Your Cycling Fix on Universal Sports
Universal Sports Network is the ultimate destination for world class cycling, with more than 110 hours of cycling programming that includes two of the three Grand Tours as well as spring classic favorites, the Road World Championships, ‘Cross World Cup and World Championships, Track World Cup and World Championships, and Mountain Bike World Cup and World Championships. Keep Reading

Yoga by Rita Leon at Sea Otter Classic
Are you ready for better performance, more flexibility and faster muscle recovery? Yoga will be held in the Chaparral room Thursday -  Sunday 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and poses will have you seated, on knees, balancing and standing. This class allows beginners was well as the intermediate yogi to advance in their own practice. No experience is necessary. Learn more                                                                                                

New Sea Otter Classic Apparel Available Now
New Sea Otter apparel from Primal Wear is just what any cyclist needs to ring in the new year. Technical cycling gear, casual wear and accessories along with festival passes and Sea Otter merchandise gift cards are available in the Sea Otter Store.                                                                                                 

Downhill Skateboard Racing comes to Laguna Seca

Road Rider and the International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) are proud to present the Laguna Seca Invitational Downhill Skateboard Race. Come watch 32 of the world’s fastest skateboarders race wheel-to-wheel through the famous corners of Laguna Seca. Check it out

Sea Otter Classic Launches Mobile Website
A new mobile website for 2012 will make information on easier than ever to access via a smartphone or tablet on site at Laguna Seca or at home. Look for the QR codes on signage at the event (try it out at left!) and scan with a smartphone to access the site.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

<IMBA Working to Make Fort Ord as a National Monument
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has been working diligently behind-the-scenes on an initiative to designate Fort Ord Public Lands as a National Monument. Read more about this and other IMBA news here.


Support Little Bellas with Specialized!
Join Specialized and Little Bellas in an effort to send more girls to mountain bike camp. Donate between now and April 6, and all donations will go towards scholarships for girls in need. For every $20 you contribute, Specialized will give you a raffle ticket for prizes like a  Specialized Camber Comp Carbon 29Donate now

Sea Otter Classic Supporting Semper Fi Fund
Sea Otter is proud to once again support the Semper Fi Fund and its mission to provide immediate financial support for injured members of the Armed Forces and their families. Learn how you can help an injured service member today by visiting                                                                   

Help Your Charity of Choice at the Gran Fondo
Through our new partnership with Charity of Choice Sea Otter Gran Fondo riders may participate for their favorite charity!
Register today here!

IBD Summit

Learn from the Best in the Business at The IBD Summit
The IBD Summit will give you the knowledge, ideas and strategies to set your business up for future success in our aggressive and ever-changing market. Interbike and Sea Otter Classic are partnering to deliver the most innovative and valuable dealer symposium in the history of the bicycle industry. Learn more

Bicycle Leadership Conference

The BLC is Fast Approaching, Register and Book Hotels Now!
The Bicycle Leadership Conference is fast approaching. If you’ve been before, you need come again. If you haven’t attended before, you need to. This bicycle trade event features a full agenda of influential speakers and panelists, important networking time and a reception and dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Learn more

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