Sea Otter Classic

The Sea Otter Classic is o­ne of the top mountain bike races in the country. This year marks the event's 20th anniversary, with the event being held April 15 through 18 in Monterey, California. From rookies to professionals, 3-year-olds to senior citizens, this four-day racing event has something for every rider.

The routes are designed to be safe and competitive, which being environmentally sensitive. The racing routes are determined each year based o­n the road and trail conditions, so every year has something different to offer. In addition to the races, there are plenty of activities the whole family can enjoy. Vendors exhibit the latest bike wear and accessories, there's a daily sea otter egg hunt for the youngsters, and top bike manufacturers hold exhibitions demonstrating their bikes.

For your viewing enjoyment, choose from bike rodeos, stunt riding, children's and adult races, slalom courses, and downhill races. If you enjoy mountain biking, this event is an opportunity you can't miss. When the children are getting tired, or if you just want to relax and enjoy the day, check out Bella's Day Camp. There's also a free bike playground and a free carnival, sure to entertain children of all ages.

Camp out at the Sea Otter Classic, and you won't have to worry about commuting or missing any of your favorite events. The location boasts 8 campgrounds, with sites for either tents or RVs. Sites book up weeks in advance, so be sure to reserve your spot before you arrive.

With four full days of racing, bike events, and entertainment, the Sea Otter Classic is a premier mountain bike festival that you won't want to miss.