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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.
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.
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