What is Sea Otter

What is Sea Otter

No matter what you ride… Love Your Ride at Sea Otter Australia. Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra.


Sea Otter Australia is the most expansive “Celebration of Cycling” event that Australia has ever experienced. The Sea Otter brand is the world’s most influential bicycle consumer, cycle tourism and adventure Expo, showcasing the latest product releases the bike industry has on offer and the enormous diversity of our cycling culture.

Now in its 32nd year in Monterey California, the Sea Otter experience has spread to Girona, Spain and Blue Mountain, Canada. And for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, Sea Otter Australia will roll out from Mt Stromlo, Canberra.

We invite you to join the Sea Otter family and enjoy the many fun and inclusive recreational riding and racing opportunities in almost every discipline imaginable – and more!

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Sea Otter Australia is the largest consumer bike expo around, where you will be able to check out the latest product releases from the bike industry – bikes, parts and accessories and everything in between. Best of all, Sea Otter is a DEMO…DEMO…DEMO Fest!!

That’s right, you have the opportunity over the weekend to test ride the latest bikes on the market…from MTB, gravel, road, urban and cargo – kids to adults and the list goes on. You gotta ‘try before you buy’ right?’

Not only that, but exhibitors will be retailing at Sea Otter, which means you can pick up a bunch of tasty discounted bikes and bling as well the latest high-end tech machines.

And of course, our “Celebration of Cycling” wouldn’t be complete without plenty of music, films, activities for kids, fashion, food and brews of all sorts and more.

There’s no end to a weekend of fun with family and friends at Sea Otter Australia festival! September 28 through October 2, 2023..


Global Sea Otter Events

Life Time Sea Otter Classic

The Life Time Sea Otter Classic is the world’s premier cycling festival. This four day celebration of cycling has all things having to do with bikes–races, expos, competition and more! Come camp, enjoy food and ride your bike with us and 75 thousand other cycling enthusiasts!

EVENT OVERVIEW: The 2022 Sea Otter Classic, “A Celebration of Cycling,” will be held at Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, California, USA 7-10 April 2022. This four-day, action-packed cycling festival features a full schedule of amateur and professional events, as well as other activities for family members of all ages. The Sea Otter Classic also plays host to the world’s largest consumer bike exposition.

ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS: Racers make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in cycling’s best competitive and non-competitive events. Mountain bike races include an epic cross-country, dual slalom, downhill, and more. Road cyclists enjoy road racing on challenging area roads. And for those who want to bike in less-competitive fashion, Sea Otter offers two Gran Fondo routes, as well as a Mountain Bike Tour and a Gravel Grinder Tour on the surrounding fire roads and trails of the Fort Ord National Monument.

The Sea Otter Expo, the hub of the event, pulses with free bike demos, stunt shows, and live entertainment, plus special activities for kids 12 and underOther Expo hotspots are an international food court, a beer and BBQ garden, and the Sea Otter exposition area. The Expo features hundreds of vendors who display new products, give out free samples, and offer terrific bargains. In the Sea Otter Expo, hundreds of professional road and mountain bike athletes are present to share their racing techniques with fans and to sign autographs.

Sea Otter Europe

In 2017, Sea Otter expanded to Europe with a festival in Girona, Spain. In only its second year, the event hosted over 50,000 visitors, 380 top-tier brands and 5,000 participants from over 50 different nationalities.

Sea Otter Europe brings the bike industry and bike lovers together in an area renowned for attracting pro teams for the excellent terrain and cycling culture. The event in Girona presents the widest range of opportunities for recreational and competitive cycling experiences in a region that embraces cycling on every level.

The 2022 Sea Otter Europe will be held 23 to 25 September, 2022.


Sea Otter Canada

Sea Otter Canada launched in July 2019 just 90 minutes north of Toronto. Sea Otter Canada joins the ‘Classic’ and Sea Otter Europe as the third edition under the iconic Sea Otter brand.

Sea Otter Canada showcases Toronto’s best cycling region with races and rides across a wide range of Dirt and Road categories.

The Canada ‘festival’ offers something for everyone to enjoy including the ‘Expo’ featuring more than 100 cycling brands, bike demos, activities for kids, entertainment, local craft breweries and food vendors.

Sea Otter Canada is a Celebration of all things Cycling. It’s a festival for anybody who enjoys or appreciates the bike, no matter what their age or skill level.




Interested in camping at Sea Otter Australia? 

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We are currently working with health officials in the hope that we will be able to provide a great camping experience at the 2021 Sea Otter Australia. We recognize the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is dynamic in nature, and we will coordinate with local officials, health agencies, and event partners to adapt preparations consistent with the latest protocols. As we learn more, and open camping registration we will communicate updates in the coming months.