Results: The Sea Otter Classic Returns


Sea Otter Classic
The 2021 edition of the Sea Otter Classic returned to an in-person live event, which was great news for the bike industry and cyclists to enjoy, reconnect in person and experience the great bike brands and riding available at Laguna Seca.
 
The Sea Otter Classic, North America’s largest consumer cycling event set in beautiful Monterey, Calif. joins Life Time’s robust line-up of renowned athletic events. The acquisition leaves in place the Sea Otter Classic leadership team and Event Co-Founder and Director Frank Yohannan, and blends the mission of both organizations—to empower people to live healthy, happy lives and build community and connection through exceptional athlete experiences

Day 1

The stoke was high for Day 1 of the 2021 Life Time SeaOtter Classic! The morning kicked off with 500 Enduro racers taking on four stages of exciting action while Circuit racers looped the world-renowned Laguna Seca Raceway. Olympic bronze medalist Emma White sprinted to an impressive victory in the Women’s Pro/Open circuit race. 
 
The Expo was hopping as over 350 brands welcomed visitors back to Sea Otter with special giveaways, shows and of course cool new bling.
 

Day 2

Day 2 of the 2021 Life Time Sea Otter Classic was packed with Circuit and Road Racing excitement, great vibes and sunny skies. The Bulls eMTB Race ePowered by Bosch was held in the afternoon and welcomed U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta, to officially start the action. NINE-time world champion, Kenny Belaey thrilled the crowds with his amazing Trials Show courtesy of KASK America while the Downhill and Dual Slalom athletes took practice runs getting ready for tomorrow.

Day 3

Several hundred Gran Fondo riders enjoyed the rolling hills and coastal roads of Monterey County on Day 3 of the Life Time Sea Otter Classic. Gravel Grinder and MTB Tour riders traversed the scenic trails and roads of the Fort Ord National Monument while little rippers brought out the big energy in the Specialized Kids Zone.
 
Kids zoomed around the pump track perfecting their skills and had a blast finding great prizes in the ever-popular egg hunt with Skipper the Sea Otter. Gorgeous afternoon skies brought out the crowds to cheer on their favorite athletes in one of Sea Otter‘s most popular events— the Dual Slalom— which did not disappoint.
 
 

Day 4

In the early morning hours over 2000 cross country racers and fans were treated to the singing of the national anthem by Navy Seaman Joel Anderson. Gravel racers took on the 30-mile course throughout the rolling hills of Fort Ord National Monument in the first-ever Sea Otter Classic gravel race.

 
The Junior Short Course field was the largest ever with over 100 kids blasting out from the Sea Otter Bridge. Pro Downhillers took on the gnar and technical sections of the DH track for a great show while Amateur racers dropped the hammer on road to finish out the event in fine style.
 
Spectators and racers continued to pack the Expo through the afternoon. The four demo zones were full of riders of all ages testing out the newest bikes and enjoying the thrill of a lifetime, riding a bike on the Laguna Seca racetrack.
 
Photo by Frank Sarate / SoCalCycling.com