2021 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental

Thursday 7th October 2021

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca: 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas, United States

Other endurance, Mountain biking, Cycling


Activities

  • GRAN FONDOS & TOURS - Gran Fondo Pacifico hosted by Cycling Tips
  • GRAN FONDOS & TOURS - COED TANDEM - Gran Fondo Pacifico hosted by Cycling Tips
  • CIRCUIT RACE - Men • Cat 4
  • CIRCUIT RACE - Men • Novice (Cat 5)
  • CIRCUIT RACE - Masters Men 35+ • Cat 4
  • CIRCUIT RACE - Masters Men 45+ • Cat 4
  • CIRCUIT RACE - Masters Men 35+ • Novice (Cat 5)
  • CIRCUIT RACE - Masters Men 45+ Novice (Cat 5)
  • ROAD RACE - Women • Cat 3
  • ROAD RACE - Women • Cat 4/Novice (CAT 5)
  • ROAD RACE - Masters Women 40+ • All Categories
  • ROAD RACE - Men • Cat 3
  • ROAD RACE - Men • Novice (Cat 5)
  • ROAD RACE - Masters Men 35+ • Cat 1/2/3
  • ROAD RACE - Masters Men 45+ • Cat 1/2/3
  • ROAD RACE - Masters Men 35+ • Novice (Cat 5)
  • ROAD RACE - Masters Men 45+ • Novice (Cat 5)
  • ROAD RACE - Masters Men 55+ • All Categories
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women Pro
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women | Singlespeed all categories
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 15-16 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 17-18 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 19-29 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 30-39 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 40-49 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 50-59 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 60+ | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 15-16 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 17-18 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 19-29 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 30-39 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 40-49 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 50-59 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 60+ | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 15-16 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 17-18 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 19-29 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 30-39 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 40-49 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 50-59 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Women 60+ | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - LONG Junior Girls 13-14
  • CROSS COUNTRY - SHORT Junior Girls 10-12
  • CROSS COUNTRY - SHORT Junior Girls 13-14
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men Pro
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men | Singlespeed Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men | Singlespeed Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 15-16 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 17-18 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 19-29 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 30-39 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 40-49 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 50-59 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 60-69 | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 70+ | Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 15-16 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 17-18 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 19-29 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 30-39 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 40-49 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 50-59 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 60-69 | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 70+ | Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 15-16 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 17-18 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 19-29 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 30-39 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 40-49 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 50-59 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men 60+ | Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - LONG Junior Boys 13-14
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men | Clydesdale Cat 1
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men | Clydesdale Cat 2
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men | Clydesdale Novice (Cat 3)
  • CROSS COUNTRY - SHORT Junior Boys 10-12
  • CROSS COUNTRY - SHORT Junior Boys 13-14
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Men & Women | Tandem all Categories
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Collegiate Men A/B
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Collegiate Men C/D
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Collegiate Women A/B
  • CROSS COUNTRY - Collegiate Women C/D
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Women | Pro
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Women 19-29 | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Women 30-39 | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Women 40+ | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Women | Cat 2
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Women | Novice (Cat 3)
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Adaptive Women 19+ | All Categories
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Junior Girls 10 & Under
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Junior Girls 11-12
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Junior Girls 13-14
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Junior Girls 15-18
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men | Pro
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men 15-16 | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men 17-18 | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men 19-21 | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men 22-24 | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men 25-29 | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men 30-34 | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men 35-39 | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men 40-49 | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men 50+ | Cat 1
  • Pinkbike DOWNHILL presented by Trailforks - Men 19+ | Hardtail
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Women | Cat 2
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Women | Novice (Cat 3)
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Adaptive Women 19+ | All Categories
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Women 15-18 | All categories
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Junior Girls 14 & Under
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Men 17-18 | Cat 2
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Men 19-29 | Cat 2
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Men 30-39 | Cat 2
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Men 40-49 | Cat 2
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Men 50+ | Cat 2
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Men 17-18 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Men 19-29 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Men 30-39 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Men 40-49 | Novice (Cat 3)
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Men 50+ | Novice (Cat 3)
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Junior Boys 9-10
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Junior Boys 11-12
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Junior Boys 13-14
  • Dual Slalom hosted by Clif Bar - Junior Boys 15-16
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Women Open
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Women 15-18
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Women 19-29
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Women 30-39
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Women 40-49
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Women 50+
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Men Open
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Men 15-18
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Men 19-29
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Men 30-39
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Men 40-49
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Men 50-59
  • GRAVEL RACE hosted by Hydro Flask - Gravel Men 60+
  • Industry Gravel Ride hosted by Life Time - Industry Gravel Ride

Description

“You guys should put on a mountain bike race.”

That simple statement from a Monterey bike shop owner in 1990 was the genesis for the Sea Otter Classic.

Co-founders Frank Yohannan and Lou Rudolph hosted the inaugural Laguna Seca Challenge on April 6 & 7, 1991. There was 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. In 2021, the event became a part of Life Time Events and is now universally regarded as the world’s premier cycling festival.

Known as a sprawling and energetic “celebration of cycling”, Sea Otter is cycling’s North American destination. Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate the sport’s most competitive and enduring events. Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic champions, attend Sea Otter to race and meet with fans.

Most of cycling’s racing, and recreational disciplines are represented including gravel races/tours, mountain bike cross country, downhill, dual slalom, and short track racing. Road cyclists compete in circuit, criterium, and road racing. Also offered are a number of non-competitive recreational events for riders of all ages.

The Life Time Sea Otter Classic also hosts the world’s 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 activities for children.

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

Event details and schedule

Festival Pass Options

Festival Pass prices are as follows:

  • Children age 12 and under, free all week.
  • Registered athletes (both competitive racers and recreational riders), free all week.
  • All others, age 13 and up: On-line pricing is $15 ($20 On-Site) for a One-Day Festival Pass and $50 for a Four-Day Festival Pass (On-line purchase only)

Festival Passes will not be mailed prior to the event.
Festival Passes can be picked up at Will Call or at festival entrances.

On-site Festival Pass sales will start October 7th, 2021 at 8am and are located at the Expo entrance gates and inside the Athlete Registration building.

Veterans recovering from service-related injuries, retired veterans, active duty personnel, and their families are eligible for complimentary or discounted festival passes. Click here for more information.

Directions By Car

All traffic entering Laguna Seca between Wednesday, October 6 at 11:30am and Sunday October 10, at 6pm will be directed to enter Laguna Seca via the South Boundary entrance (the CA-218/Canyon del Rey route). Signs will be posted on the highway. All directions provided below are for this route.

Motor vehicle drivers: California’s Three Feet for Safety law, CA VC 21760, went into effect in September 2014. When driving on South Boundary Road or other California public roads, give three feet to people who bike.

From San Francisco/San Jose

  1. Take US-101 South to Prunedale.
  2. Merge off US-101 onto CA-156 West toward Monterey Peninsula.
  3. CA-156 West becomes CA-1 South at Castroville. Continue on CA-1 South to Seaside.
  4. Exit off CA-1 at CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd toward Seaside/Del Rey Oaks (turn left at bottom of ramp).
  5. Continue on CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd past Del Monte Ave and Fremont Ave to General Jim Moore Blvd.
  6. Turn left at General Jim Moore Blvd.
  7. Turn right at South Boundary Rd.
  8. Turn right, to Sea Otter Classic (Laguna Seca Recreation Area).

From Sacramento

  1. Take I-5 South.
  2. Merge onto CA-152 West toward Hollister.
  3. Turn left at CA-156 West.
  4. Merge onto US-101 South and continue to Prunedale.
  5. Merge off US-101 onto CA-156 West toward Monterey Peninsula.
  6. CA-156 West becomes CA-1 South at Castroville. Continue on CA-1 South to Seaside.
  7. Exit off CA-1 at CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd toward Seaside/Del Rey Oaks (turn left at bottom of ramp).
  8. Continue on CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd past Del Monte Ave and Fremont Ave to General Jim Moore Blvd.
  9. Turn left at General Jim Moore Blvd.
  10. Turn right at South Boundary Rd.
  11. Turn right, to Sea Otter Classic (Laguna Seca Recreation Area).

From Fresno

  1. Take CA-99 North.
  2. Merge onto CA-152/33 West.
  3. Turn left at CA-156 West.
  4. Merge onto US-101 South and continue to Prunedale.
  5. Merge off US-101 onto CA-156 West toward Monterey Peninsula.
  6. CA-156 West becomes CA-1 South at Castroville. Continue on CA-1 South to Seaside.
  7. Exit off CA-1 at CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd toward Seaside/Del Rey Oaks (turn left at bottom of ramp).
  8. Continue on CA-218 East/Canyon del Rey Blvd past Del Monte Ave and Fremont Ave to General Jim Moore Blvd.
  9. Turn left at General Jim Moore Blvd.
  10. Turn right at South Boundary Rd.
  11. Turn right, to Sea Otter Classic (Laguna Seca Recreation Area).

From Bakersfield

  1. Take CA-99 North.
  2. Merge onto CA-46 West/Paso Robles Hwy.
  3. Turn right to merge onto US-101 North.
  4. Take the Monterey Peninsula exit and turn right at South Sanborn Rd, which becomes East Blanco Rd.
  5. Turn left at CA-68 West/Monterey-Salinas Hwy.
  6. Turn right at CA-218 West/Canyon del Rey Blvd.
  7. Turn right at General Jim Moore Blvd.
  8. Turn right at South Boundary Rd.
  9. Turn right, to Sea Otter Classic (Laguna Seca Recreation Area).

From Los Angeles/San Diego

  1. Take I-5 North.
  2. Take the CA-46 West/Lost Hills/Paso Robles exit and turn left.
  3. Turn right to merge onto US-101 North.
  4. Take the Monterey Peninsula exit and turn right at South Sanborn Rd, which becomes East Blanco Rd.
  5. Turn left at CA-68 West/Monterey-Salinas Hwy.
  6. Turn right at CA-218 West/Canyon del Rey Blvd.
  7. Turn right at General Jim Moore Blvd.
  8. Turn right at South Boundary Rd.
  9. Turn right, to Sea Otter Classic (Laguna Seca Recreation Area).

Organised by

Sea Otter Classic

215 West Franklin Street, Suite 214, Monterey

Phone: 800-218-8411

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