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2016 The Sea Otter Classic Shipping Guide

BikeFlights.com helps travel-savvy cyclists get their bikes conveniently, reliably and affordably to and from events like the 2016 The Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA from Apr 14, 2016 to Apr 17, 2016.

Our customized door-to-door bicycle shipping service takes the hassle out of traveling with your bike. Breeze through airport check-in and baggage claim, and your bike will be awaiting you upon your arrival at your final destination.

About the The Sea Otter Classic

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 10,000 athletes and 65,000 fans. In 1993, the event was renamed the Sea Otter Classic and is now universally regarded as the world's premiere 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.

The Sea Otter Classic is located in Monterey County, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

While you're at the Sea Otter Classic, stop by the BikeFlights.com booth (#847) and say hello.

Logistics

You can pack your bicycle yourself or check out our bike shop finder to find a local partner bike shop near you that can help you disassemble and pack your bike ahead of your trip. If you need a box and/or packing supplies, check out our BikeFlights.com store. Read more about how to pack your bike.

Start arranging your bike shipment by using our rate finder tool below. We’ve pre-populated the suggested dates by which your bike should arrive prior to the event and when it should start shipping home.

BikeFlights.com suggests that you ship your bike to and from any of the following locations. Simply click to set the form with your selection. If you need help assembling and packing your bike before and after Sea Otter, we suggest that you ship your bike(s) to Velofix (see below for details). Velofix is an official partner of the Sea Otter Classic. Those not requiring assistance with bike assembly and packing may choose to ship their bikes directly to any FedEx location, their hotel or a nearby friend's house.

  • FedEx Office - Salinas - Attendees may ship their bicycles to themselves for self-assembly in care of this FedEx. Riders will be responsible for retrieving and dropping off their boxed bikes at this FedEx. They must present an ID when picking up any bikes shipped to themselves at this location.
  • FedEx Office - Monterey - Attendees may ship their bicycles to themselves for self-assembly in care of this FedEx Print and Ship. Riders will be responsible for retrieving and dropping off their boxed bikes at this FedEx. They must present an ID when picking up any bikes shipped to themselves at this location.
  • FedEx Ship Center - Monterey - Attendees may ship their bicycles to themselves for self-assembly in care of this FedEx Print and Ship. Riders will be responsible for retrieving and dropping off their boxed bikes at this FedEx. They must present an ID when picking up any bikes shipped to themselves at this location.
  • Velofix in the care of UHaul - Contact Ben Brydon at (650) 464-2090 or ben.brydon@velofix.com to arrange assembly and packing services in advance of the event. The cost of the first bike to be assembled and delivered to event is $69. Each additional bike to be assembled and delivered is $45 (basic gear adjustments included). The assembly does not include a full tune-up on the bike; that would be an additional service charge. Velofix can also provide tubes, tires, nutrition and any other accessories you may need when you arrive at the event and pick up your bike. Bikes that are shipped to San Francisco will be transported to Monterey, CA on Wednesday, April 13th. The same charges apply to dis-assemble and box the bike(s) when the event is over.

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