The Sea Otter Classic co-founders Frank Yohannan and Lou Rudolph hosted the inaugural Laguna Seca Challenge on April 6-7, 1991. There were a total of 350 athletes and 150 spectators. Today the event hosts over 9,600 athletes and 72,500 fans. In 1993, the event was renamed the Sea Otter Classic and is now universally regarded as the world's premier cycling festival.
Known as a sprawling and energetic “celebration of cycling”, the Sea Otter Classic is cycling’s North American season opener. Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to the Sea Otter Classic to participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events. Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic champions attend the Sea Otter Classic to race and meet with fans.
Most of cycling’s racing disciplines are represented including mountain bike cross country, downhill, dual slalom and short track racing. Road cyclists compete in circuit, criterium, and road racing. Also offered are cyclo-cross, an e-bike race and a number of non-competitive recreational events for riders of all ages.
The Sea Otter Classic also hosts the largest consumer bike exposition in North America. The Expo holds hundreds of vendors who display new products, distribute free samples, and offer great bargains. The four-day, action-packed festival includes an international food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and carnival activities for children.
You can also visit BikeFlights.com at Sea Otter - we hope you'll stop by booth B66 and say "hello".
BOOK YOUR SHIPMENT
We'll soon be pre-populating suggested ship-to locations (simply click the map pin next to the "where are you shipping to" field), and we've already pre-populated suggested shipping dates.
You do not have to ship your bike to any of our suggested locations on our suggested dates; you may ship instead to your hotel, a friend's house, a partner carrier holding location or another local bike shop. You may also manually enter different ship dates to better suit your itinerary. You are responsible for getting your bike to/from these locations and assembling and disassembling it or getting help from a local shop. Please note that if you ship your bike to yourself in care of any partner carrier location, you will have to present an ID when picking it up there, and additional package storage and/or pickup fees may apply - we suggest you contact the partner carrier location in advance re: any possible fees.
PLAN YOUR SHIPMENT
You can pack your bike yourself or hire a shop from our bike shop finder to pack your bike for you. If you need a box or case, check out our store. We’ll pick up your packed bike up from your house or your local bike shop, or you can drop it off at one of our partner carrier locations..
Monterey, CA 93940
04/11/2019 - 04/14/2019