You may need to make plans to be in California this April—the world’s premier bike pageant is again to kick off the season in Monterey. registration is OPEN for 2023 Lifetime Sea Otter Traditional Offered by Continental and it appears to be the most effective but.
Each spring, riders from around the globe collect on the iconic Laguna Seca Recreation Space for an enormous and energetic celebration of biking – 4 full days of aggressive races, gravity occasions, enjoyable rides and family-friendly actions. Whether or not you are a professional, professional, or informal mountain bike fanatic, you will discover a place at Sea Otter. Take a look at the motion from final 12 months’s occasion to see what we imply:
Come to the Expo.
The centerpiece of the occasion Sea Otter Exhibition, brings collectively professionals, fans and followers to check new merchandise (from over 1,000 manufacturers), demo bikes and watch outrageous stunt reveals. With the Expo over 95% offered out, all indicators level to this 12 months’s Sea Otter being the largest but. You possibly can meet your favourite skilled athletes – get their autographs and listen to them share their methods. No different occasion offers you such intimate entry to your favourite manufacturers and biking heroes.
Keep for the race.
With over 300 completely different gravity, XC, gravel and street race classes, Monterey has one thing for riders of all kinds, all ages and ability ranges. Nowhere else on the earth will you discover the identical energetic biking companionship and out of doors enjoyable for the entire household.
Athletes, each skilled and newbie, make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to take part in additional than 300 occasions.
This is what Sea Otter has deliberate this April:
• Enduro. Launch over the roaring crowds and rolling hills of Laguna Seca earlier than testing your endurance on 4 distinctive phases all through the Sea Otter venue.
• Fuego. Take a look at your expertise with the hearth of Fort Ord Nationwide Monument’s sandy climbs, blazing trails, and Sea Otter’s singletrack that flows by three distinctive cross-country distances: 5 miles, 26 miles, and 65 miles.
• Ramp supplied by Pinkbike. Race in opposition to the clock with gravity behind you, catching huge air and carving technical turns after descending the newly renovated decrease part.
• Fox Racing Twin Slalom introduced by Pinkbike. Battle side-by-side with different riders as you negotiate berms, wheels and rhythm sections alongside the Laguna Seca hill.
• Bulls eMTB by Bosch. Cost up for this super-fast lap race, constructed to problem fashionable eBikes and their riders in a 60-minute high-speed race.
Kyle Strait IS BACK. After becoming a member of the Sea Otter staff in 2022, Kyle Strait (of Bosphorus Acre) returns to Laguna Seca in 2023 to lend its abilities to Sea Otter’s fan-favorite occasion: the Fox Racing Twin Slalom introduced by Pinkbike. This is what Strait needed to say:
Ramp (full) UPDATED. In 2022, BMX professional and paddle wizard Alex Fowler and his crew of wreckers Motion Sports activities Development initiated a two-year renewal course of Sea Otter Down, ranging from the highest. In 2023, Fowler and his staff end the work:
The Life Time Grand Prix introduced by Mazda IT’S BACK. After a profitable inaugural 12 months in 2022, the seven-event off-road collection returns in 2023, as soon as once more beginning at Sea Otter. On Saturday, April 22, 70 of the nation’s finest cyclists will start their 7-event journey to off-road glory. Sea Otter Hearth XL: A two-lap marathon occasion overlaying 65 miles and seven,800 toes of elevation change.
Fuego assessments each athlete’s fireplace by sandy climbs and flowing singletrack at Fort Ord Nationwide Monument.
Fuego took slightly extra on fireplace. Not solely does it host the 2023 Life Time Grand Prix, nevertheless it’s additionally a brand new qualifier for the long-lasting Race Throughout the Sky: 2023 Levels Biking Leadville Path 100 MTB August 12, 2023 in Leadville, Colorado. You’d higher act quick – this space is restricted in dimension.
From long-time racers to first-timers, the Sea Otter Traditional includes a race, course, demonstration, leisure and refreshments for everybody. Invite your folks. Invite your loved ones. Invite anybody you see on a motorcycle, a motorcycle or serious about a motorcycle. Collect your crew and make a pilgrimage to Laguna Seca this spring.
We are going to do you in Monterey (at sea).