Sea Otter Classic Credit Julie Braunstein
Since the advent of the bicycle, outdoor enthusiasts from far and wide have enjoyed the beautiful scenery and differing terrain of the Central Coast. From a leisurely ride along the coast to a heart-pounding off road trek, it is no surprise that the Monterey Peninsula is home to the world’s largest cycling festival, the beloved annual Sea Otter Classic. With a twenty-four year history, participants anticipate this four-day “Celebration of Cycling” all year long.
A true family-friendly event, the Sea Otter Classic is equal parts recreational biking, competitive events, festival, expo, and all around excitement! A cherished Monterey tradition, the Sea Otter Classic offers amateur and pro cycling events along with fun activities for all ages. The Gran Fondo, Saturday April 12, and the mountain bike Gran Fondo on Sunday April 13, both follow routes showcasing the Peninsula’s natural beauty, and conclude with a celebratory lunch. With special activities for children, including specially-designed races, a Bike Play Zone and a carnival and seasonal egg hunt, these events for kids will keep your little ones occupied all day while teaching them confidence and improving their budding biking skills.
For the older crowd, the Sea Otter Classic also plays host to one of the largest consumer bike expos in the world. With more than 400 exhibitors showing off the latest and greatest in biking technology, the Sea Otter Classic is the prime location to get your hands on top of the line biking equipment. To top it all off, this four-day extravaganza includes a beer and barbecue garden as well as an all-ages international food court.
Join the two-wheeled thrills this weekend for excitement you won’t want to miss. Visit www.seaotterclassic.com to register for your event and for more scheduling and ticketing information.