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Welcome Back Volkswagen!


We're excited to announce the return of Volkswagen as our title sponsor! 2013 marks the 23rd edition of the Sea Otter and the second year of the Volkswagen/Sea Otter partnership.

Expanding upon successful initiatives from the "Think Blue" campaign of 2012, Volkswagen will once again provide attendees with the opportunity to test-drive the latest models. Keep Reading.

Sea Otter Classic Named to USA Cycling's Pro Gravity and Cross Country Tours


December brought a flurry of news from Colorado Springs as USA Cycling announced the 2013 calendars for the USA Pro Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) and the USA Pro Cross-Country Tour (Pro XCT.) What jumped out for us was the fact that Sea Otter appeared on both calendars, something no other event can claim. Keep Reading.

Watch Your Step! A word from us on Behalf of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA)


Greetings Sea Otter-ites!

We'd like to take a few minutes today to tell you a bit about the history of Fort Ord and about the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) the group charged with transforming a storied military base into one of California's best outdoor playgrounds. Keep Reading.


Seven Top Tips for Downhill Domination
at the Sea Otter Classic


Looking for the winning edge at the Sea Otter Classic downhill race? We speak to Team CRC/Nukeproof downhill rider Matt Simmonds on his seven top tips for success. Check out all the tips here

Festival Guide
Introducing the MagicShine Night Ride


You've never seen Laguna Seca like this. Join Sea Otter sponsor MagicShine for a night ride from 7:30-10 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Whether an experienced after-dark rider or a first-timer with lights, cyclists of all abilities are welcome for this first-ever event at Sea Otter.

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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!
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.

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.

#Throwback Thursday
Did you know John Tomac raced BMX in his early years and competed in multiple disciplines in Road racing & Mountain Bike racing during a successful senior career that spanned twenty years. He is regarded as a mountain biking icon and was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1991. He is a true all-rounder, having won major national and international titles in four disciplines.

Check out the Sea Otter Classic Facebook page every Thursday for photos from the archives!

Sponsor Spotlight
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Learn more.

GoPro is the world's leading manufacturer of wearable digital cameras for sports. It's HERO line of helmet, bike, and gear mountable cameras has quickly become the world's #1 selling line of action-sports cameras. Learn more.

Specialized was founded in 1974 by riders for riders. Based in Northern California, we focus on the rider's need for functional and technically advanced products that provide a performance benefit. Learn more.

Hammer Nutrition
For 25 years and counting, our mission has been to help serious endurance athletes reach their highest levels of athletic performance and physical health, safely and naturally with our high-quality fuels. Learn more.

Chain Reaction Cycles
The company was established in 1984 when George and Janice Watson opened Ballynure Cycles in the small village of Ballynure, Northern Ireland. As the World's Largest Online Bike Store, the company provide everything for the cycling market. Learn more.

For more than 50 years, Kenda has shown a commitment to designing and manufacturing quality tires and tubes for a wide range of activities and vehicles. From bicycles to motorcycles, automotive to industrial, Kenda has a tire to fit every occasion. Learn more.

Omni Promotional is a full-service, large format printer, specializing in screen and digital printing. For over 15 years, we have specialized in printing and manufacturing tents, banners, flags, fencing and other event/ promotional items. Quality products and customer service are the cornerstone of our business!  Learn More 

It's a British invasion! At Muc-Off we're big into being active. Whether it's on a mountain, trail or on the open road, we just love to be outside and going big. We're obsessed with making the most innovative care products around to keep you and your toys running at their maximum and making them look like new when you're done! Learn more. 
Primal Wear, founded in 1992, has emerged as the leading designer and manufacturer of premier cycling apparel for teams, clubs and events around the world. Primal is committed to the progression of cycling for all abilities and is dedicated to promoting and sponsoring events that benefit people's lives.  Learn more.

Advocacy Spotlight
Specialized First Gear Gets Kids Hooked on Bikes for Life 

The Specialized First Gear initiative was born out of a fundamental need to get kids riding bikes. Set a kid riding and you set them on a winning course for life: You help defeat childhood obesity and attention deficit disorders. You give them a chance to progress and even excel in a sport. And you develop healthy habits that last a lifetime. If the First Gear initiative inspires others to take up the cause, that's a win-win.

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 by January 31 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.