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Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia
Sea Otter Classic
Get ready to wear your favorite shade of pink for the first Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia at Sea Otter Classic! Expect celebrity riders, authentic Italian brands and all the glamour of La Doce Vita, for what has been defined as "part cycling extravaganza and part Italian culture fest!" Learn more
In 2013, Sea Otter will celebrate its 23rd year at the cycling world's season kickoff. That's why every Thursday Sea Otter is posting a "Throwback Thursday" photo on our Facebook page to give a glimpse into events past. Check out the photos from our archives every week and submit ones of your own.  Sea Otter Facebook Page

Spotlight on Winter Fitness with Magicshine 

Maintaining fitness requires substantial commitment and a fair amount of discipline when it comes to time management. That dynamic becomes even more challenging once leaves begin to fall and days shorten. Learn More about wintertime training.
Festival Guide
Kids Activities at SOC
From the famous Sea Otter Egg Hunt to the kids races and carnival, Sea Otter has plenty of activities for kids so the whole family can have a great time. Check out all the great activities for little shredders here.
Get Your Festival Passes
It's never too early to pick up passes for the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Buy online today and save $2 off the gate price for a 1-day pass and $5 off a 4-day pass. Click here to buy now!

Ride Beautiful Monterey
Sea Otter provides tons of riding at Laguna Seca and along the beautiful Gran Fondo routes, but Monterey County has a lifetime's worth of riding. Get ride information, tips and more from Bicycling Monterey.
Sponsor Spotlight
SRAM was born in 1987 in downtown Chicago, IL, with one component (the Grip Shift), one warehouse, and six employees. SRAM has since expanded through growth and acquisition into the world's second largest cycling component manufacturer whose brands include SRAM, RockShox, Avid, and Truvativ. SRAM currently produces over 2,000 individual products, featuring 11 unique product platforms, employs over 2,500, and operates from 13 global locations. Learn more.

Magicshine is the market leader in high-performance budget MTB lights. Through user reviews and research & development, our bike lights and diving lights have been in the forefront of sporting LED light evolution. Magicshine bike lights are commonly spotted at MTB night racing meetings all over the world. Patented MJ-872 and MJ-808E are race proven by D2D and 24 hour racing riders time and again. This year has seen the MJ-880's enormous success in the global market. Learn more.

Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has a proud history as one of the pioneers of the craft brewing industry and as a brewer of award-winning beers since 1981. Sierra Nevada's primary mission is to produce the finest quality beers and ales without compromising its role as a good corporate citizen and environmental steward. Sierra Nevada applies resource conservation and reusing/recycling raw materials as guiding operating principles. Learn more.

MRI is the leader in innovative sports nutrition products with a focus on combining science-based, unique active ingredients with highly efficient nutrient-delivery technologies exclusive to the MRI brand. Its signature product line includes NO2 RED™, NO2 Black™, NO2 RipCuts™, and Black Powder(R), along with other innovative solutions for power and endurance athletes. MRI distributes products nationally. Learn more.

Zazoosh Media is proud to have been selected as the official athlete photography provider for the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Originally born out of a group of biking and running fanatics snapping photos out on the trails and at local races, Zazoosh has grown to become a leading provider of participant photography for triathlon, cycling, running, and mountain bike events. Learn more.

FOX redefines ride dynamics for ATVs, mountain bikes, motocross, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, trucks, and UTVs. In 1974, Bob Fox redefined the world of motocross suspension with the FOX AirShox and for over three decades, FOX's team of enthusiasts and professional athletes have been uniquely committed to redefining ride dynamics that improve your performance. Learn more.

Advocacy Spotlight
IMBA Ready to Kick Off 25th Year at Sea Otter 

IMBA is looking forward to another fun-filled Sea Otter Classic this Spring. Stay tuned, as big plans are underway-with partners old and new-to celebrate our 25th Anniversary in 2013, starting in Monterey! In the meantime, we're seeing some positive news out of California after many years of restricted access for mountain bikers. This is a major step forward for California State Parks and will positively affect mountain bike access on existing trails in state park units. Keep Reading 

IBD Summit
IBD Summit Registration Open Now 

Take the opportunity to attend one of the most innovative and valuable dealer conferences ever created. Now with a proven track record of delivering exciting content and meaningful networking the IBD Summit is one event your business can't afford to miss. Register Now 

Bicycle Leadership Conference

Register Now for Special Discounts 

Join us for the 2013 Bicycle Leadership Conference, April 16-18, 2013 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California. Participate in cycling's premier executive-level conference!  Join the industry's leadership as they identify opportunities to propel growth and shape the future of cycling. Enjoy compelling educational sessions and terrific networking opportunities.