Sea Otter Classic and Bicycle Leadership Conference Announce New Dates


Sea Otter Classic and Bicycle Leadership Conference

The Sea Otter Classic and Bicycle Leadership Conference have been rescheduled to this Fall as a precaution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.

Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival

The Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival that was scheduled for April in Monterrey, CA has been rescheduled.  The new dates for the 2020 Sea Otter Classic will be October 1- 4, 2020.

Frank Yohannan, President & CEO of the Sea Otter Classic explained, “Other than the date changes, the location and racing schedules for Sea Otter will remain essentially the same. Modifications and updates will be posted on our FAQ page.

All race registrations, camping reservations, festival purchases, and so forth will be shifted to the October dates. If you are unable to attend that event, check the FAQ page for details regarding refunds and rollovers.   

Based on many discussions we’ve had with our supporters, we expect the October Sea Otter Classic to be a huge success. We look forward to seeing you then.”

2020 Bicycle Leadership Conference

The 2020 Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), originally slated for April 14 – 16, has been rescheduled for Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Monterey, California. The BLC is a PeopleForBikes event that has been produced in partnership with the Sea Otter Classic (SOC) for the last 11 years. SOC recently moved its 2020 dates to Oct. 1 – 4 in response to COVID-19 concerns.

PeopleForBikes plans to deliver an outstanding conference agenda on the new dates and is working to reconfirm the participation of the impressive speaker lineup originally announced for April. Keynotes include Birkenstock CEO David Kahan; Fast Company co-founder, best-selling author and entrepreneur Polly LaBarre; radio and podcast host Guy Raz; and StoryBrand’s Kristin Spiotto. All speakers and sessions will provide bike industry leaders with powerful ideas and best practices to help their companies thrive. 

Registrations: All registrations for the April BLC will automatically transfer to the September event. Registrants who are unable to attend in September should contact conference planner Meghan Carr ([email protected]) to request a refund.