The Sea Otter Classic continues to break grounds in the cycling community with a new addition to this year’s racing schedule, an eMTB race. This is the first e-bike race of it’s kind in North America, comparable only to the Rad Am Ring track race in Germany. The Sea Otter, however, does things a little differently; this year they will be taking the eMTB off the asphalt and onto dirt with plenty of climbing combined with a challenging cross country course. This race will not be sanctioned by USA cycling so you won’t have to worry too much about keeping up with the professionals, but that’s not to say it won’t be an exciting competition – registration is open to 500 eMTB riders. The Sea Otter event continues to live up to the reputation as being the premiere event for “celebrating cycling” by opening the doors to a new racing discipline in the cycling community. Hold onto your hats as these riders fly by, it’s going to be a fast race!
The Sea Otter Classic is held at the Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway in Monterey, CA from April 14-17 2016.