Sea Otter Classic Announces 2021 Dates

Nov 13, 2020
by Sarah Moore  
Sea Otter Classic


The 2020 Sea Otter Classic was postponed from April to October and then cancelled entirely, but event organizers have now announced the 2021 dates. It's scheduled to be hosted in Monterey, California from May 20-23, 2021, a month later than usual.

bigquotesThe late Spring dates are perfect for product launches and offer terrific weather. As our industry reemerges from COVID-19 restrictions, Sea Otter promises to be the best ever unabashed celebration of cycling.

The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. We’ll work with Monterey County health officials to ensure all proper protocols are in place. In the event that COVID restrictions prevent our Spring event, our backup dates are scheduled for October 7-10, 2021.
Sea Otter Classic


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68 Comments

  • 10 2
 At least it's happening, Yah for that! and the weather will be a month nicer...
  • 81 17
 Don’t be surprised when it gets canceled again because people in the US can’t be bothered to take simple, logical precautions.
  • 24 15
 @dmob319: you gonna be flamed for that (honest) assessment.

In fairness the people in the us have taken a simple and logical solution. He just refuses to accept defeat.
  • 14 0
 @dmob319:

Like planning huge gatherings attended by people from around the world ...
  • 10 16
flag dmob319 (Nov 13, 2020 at 19:03) (Below Threshold)
 @onemind123: That Sturgis motorcycle rally of mouth-breathing ‘patriots’ was ground zero for this latest (record-breaking) wave. Just pure idiocy.
  • 30 18
 @dmob319: stop watching cnn and go ride your bike.
  • 13 12
 @dmob319: yeh not all the riots looting and protesting
  • 11 6
 @dynamatt: I don’t watch cnn. I read and look at maps of recent infection rates.
  • 6 3
 @brncr6: Look at where the latest spikes are the worst, where icu rooms have run out and where hospital staff are stretched too thin. The Dakotas upper midwest are getting hit the hardest.
  • 17 5
 I never thought we’d live in a world where watching the news was hurled around as an insult.
  • 5 2
 @dmob319: those are 2 of the states in a longer list, basically most of the country again and that cant be blamed on Sturgis. Funny just one event is the cuase for this big spike.
  • 10 8
 @brncr6: hey the peaceful riots and protesting have nothing to do with such things! Don’t spread that kind of fake news....
  • 4 5
 @brncr6: dude it spiked the entire worlds infection rate! Everybody knows sturgis was ground zero....
  • 4 3
 @brncr6: www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/10/17/sturgis-rally-spread www.foxnews.com/health/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-coronavirus-cases-south-dakota
It’s clearly not the only cause, but it’s not hard to see a contribution to the most recent spike in a massive event with huge infection rates that sent carriers back to large swaths of the country that have the worst infection rates currently.
  • 2 3
 @scotttherider: www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/10/17/sturgis-rally-spread www.foxnews.com/health/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-coronavirus-cases-south-dakota

not ground zero for the world, most likely just the parts of the US that currently have the highest infection rates.
  • 12 16
flag jclnv (Nov 13, 2020 at 23:08) (Below Threshold)
 The US has no excess deaths. Stop listening to the propaganda.

“As of Wednesday, the United States had a 5.4% mortality rate based on a percentage of overall cases, according to the Johns Hopkins data.

With the 33rd-highest rate in the world, the U.S. rate exceeds countries like Canada (4.8%), Portugal (3.6%), and Germany (3.4%).Among those countries with higher death rates are Belgium (14.6%), Italy (13.4%) and the United Kingdom (13.4%).

Among those 10 countries hit hardest by the coronavirus, eight countries have a higher mortality rate based on a percentage of overall cases – with countries like Belgium (14.6%), Italy (13.4%), and France (13.1%) reporting higher mortality rates than the U.S., according to the Johns Hopkins data. Only Germany (3.4%) has a lower mortality rate among those 10 countries.”

The chance of this event happening probably depends on who ends in President. If it’s an institutionalist like Biden is president then I highly doubt it. Even Trump will face pressure to conform with the agenda I think.
  • 7 5
 @dirktanzarian:
Dude said CNN. He didn't say anything about the NEWS.
  • 7 5
 @dmob319: Can, may, possible. Many world level athletes have recovered with no loss in VO2 max etc. Not one has reported a long term performance loss. They would be the canary in the coal mine as they are constantly tested.

I just don’t buy that these people didn’t have premorbidities or the psychological effect of contracting such a propagandized illness hasn’t effected their mental health. Plus many people who get seasonal influenza have a variety of bizarre symptoms. I had the flu a couple of years back and I was dizzy for months. If I got up quickly I would nearly fall over.
  • 5 7
 Shhhh. Don’t say that! This place is full of liberals! @scotttherider:
  • 6 11
flag Rageingdh (Nov 14, 2020 at 8:46) (Below Threshold)
 @dmob319: no way, someone from San Francisco quoting the Washington post. Shocker. I don’t believe a god damn thing that comes from the news. But I can actually think for myself. You just keep wearing your mask, it’ll get better cause that’s what they tell us.
  • 4 9
flag scotttherider (Nov 14, 2020 at 10:08) (Below Threshold)
 @dmob319: have you ever been to the dakotas man? They have some massive meat packing facilities as well as massive Hispanic populations. The meat packing and producing facilities have thousands of employees working shoulder to shoulder. Most of these employees are also mostly related. These Hispanics still go about throwing their excessive quincneras(spelling) and have massive gathering still. I have no doubt mass amounts of people contracted COVID at sturgis but you’ve got to look at the demographics and how things work in these areas.
  • 4 12
flag scotttherider (Nov 14, 2020 at 10:10) (Below Threshold)
 @ricochetrabbit: tell me about it. Fücktards most of them are spouting off shit they don’t know about at siting news agencies that spread these hot stories to get more hits.
  • 1 0
 @jclnv: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • 1 2
 @dirktanzarian: well all MSM media is all owned by larger conglomerate corporations that provide information in a biased way, why do think we've got a cluster of news networks?
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_cross-ownership_in_the_United_States
  • 6 0
 @Rageingdh: the Fox News link I also included (libtards, right?) is just quoting a study from San Diego St. University. If you’ve got some data to refute it, please share. Who would you ever actually believe? Alex Jones?
  • 4 3
 @dmob319: not going to sea otter seems like a simple, logical precaution. So yeah, there shouldn’t be a sea otter
  • 2 5
 @dmob319: Nope I have no data to refute your news links because all of the news is f*cking lies. This will blow your mind, even Fox News. If you believe that garbage that your pushing then keep wearing your mask because the news tells you to.
  • 4 3
 @dmob319: Read these symptoms direct from the CDC’s site.

“Other possible serious complications can include inflammation of the heart (myocarditis), brain (encephalitis) or muscle (myositis, rhabdomyolysis) tissues, and multi-organ failure (for example, respiratory and kidney failure). Infection of the respiratory tract can trigger an extreme inflammatory response in the body and can lead to sepsis, the body’s life-threatening response to infection.”

What do you think they’re talking about? Well it’s seasonal influenza or the flu. What measures has the government or yourself taken to avoid these complications in the past?
  • 2 0
 @jclnv: Well, we have a seasonal flu vaccine, so that is a start. Also lots of pressure every year to take the vaccine, and pressure to NOT go to work and stay home if you get symptoms.

Though America's lack of good sick pay makes that difficult for the people likely to spread it the most.
  • 2 0
 @JSTootell: @JSTootell: Holy $#!t, I believe this is the longest thread that has ever come from one of my comments. I am not even sure what exactly they are arguing about to tell the truth...
  • 2 0
 @rosemarywheel: This is the internet. The whole point is to argue.

29" is the best wheel.
  • 2 0
 @JSTootell: Nuh-uh, it's 26" THHHPPHHPPPPPPB! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @Rageingdh: Again, the study was not done by Fox News. It was done by a university research department in San Diego. Fox News just wrote an article that cited the results of the study. Are the researchers part of the nefarious media cabal too? Who would you actually believe?
  • 3 0
 @rosemarywheel: dude you pick a political affiliation and be a complete and utter dick about it.
  • 2 0
 @scotttherider: So thats how this works! tup can't I just try to get along with everyone and steamroll them with my freeride HT if they are truly nasty?
  • 2 1
 @rosemarywheel: heck yeah you can! I want my freeride ht back that I had built back in 2005! Banshee morphine with a 26” mounted on a 7” travel monster T up front with a 24” rear. Oh and it was a single speed!
  • 1 0
 @scotttherider: Ooh, Sexy! I have a 06'- 07' Transition Vagrant with an old fox 36 and flowery pink Hope X2's, and am buying the Le Toy 4 that's for sale in Canada right now. It has a Totem on it currently, but I have a Monster T and a Shiver on my watchlist right now because one, there awesome, and two I have wanted to try Marzocchi for a while. It also happens to be rolling 24" tires and I have a set of 26" Deemax's at home freshly trued. I have wanted to try a mullet setup AND it's a single speed! Yah!
  • 1 0
 @rosemarywheel: that’s an epic old school build up!!! Careful with the le toy. My buddy had one back in the day and the head tube snapped off it.
  • 1 0
 @scotttherider: Oh, Shyte! I am not sure if I should worry or not. Did he take it off of very large drops and through very ashy crashy features? I am more into techy downhill riding, can't go over a jump succesfully to save my life, so I hope that won't happen to me...
  • 1 0
 @scotttherider: Oh, and what version of Le Toy did he have?
  • 1 0
 @rosemarywheel: it was a iv or a iii.
  • 1 0
 @rosemarywheel: if you’re not jumping or launching drops to flag you should be good. When I looked at his frame it had appeared his wasn’t welded correctly. They hadn’t fully welded out his head tube to the down tube prior to welding out the gusset on his.
  • 11 7
 Not going to another Sea Otter “event ever” since they choose not to refund admission for this year. I went to Sea Otter yearly and raced “enduro” since the event was created. Link this comment if you agree.
  • 8 1
 Username checks out
  • 23 0
 Step 1 - announce dates Step 2 - sell tickets Step 3 - cancel event Step 4 - keep money Step 5 - bro down
  • 2 0
 @trollhunter I will also miss the "DH" and the DS (which doesn't need air-quotes).


Who am I kidding if there is racing I will be racing.
  • 4 0
 What about the Australian one that they planned in Canberra for Oct 20? Have they rescheduled that one too?
  • 1 0
 Sea otter stromlo was just pushed a year as far as I'm aware. Could be wrong though
  • 2 0
 @Larkey1: excellent. I know that the initial plan was 2nd week in October 20, which was perfect for me as I would have had 2 solid weeks riding Stromlo, a week for Sea Otter and then a week for Defence Force Nationals. Hope 2021 has the same plan, I need a decent break from work hahaha.
  • 5 1
 The grass will be brown by late May, and nobody got a refund of race entry fees from last year. - Jah Humbug
  • 7 0
 Jah humbug.....is that a new reggae artist?
  • 1 0
 @nathonzel: Jah mon - even more dread than what the breeze of glory bred
  • 2 1
 Terrific weather.. that describes it perfectly. I can't think of any advantages, it will be dryer and even hotter, grass will be brown, maybe some dust. If I'm interested in buying a new bike then I do it definitely before late May. Weekend might clash with World Cup season, which - as we know is not held on the west coast anymore, so no pros will show up.
  • 4 0
 Terrific weather in Monterey in May? Are you high? It's going to be foggy, and colder than winter in Wisconsin. The fog will be so thick you can cut pizza slices out of it. I've seen morning race practice at Laguna Seca delayed because the fog was so thick you couldn't see turn 2 from turn 1.
  • 4 0
 We'll see... Not holding my breath.
  • 2 0
 one can assume this is mostly a target date for companies to reveal new product on PB, not necessarily an event date. either is cool.
  • 6 3
 Glad to see the optimism.
  • 4 1
 They probably assume vaccine or herd immunity based on the numbers as of late. Great fest, I hope it works out.
  • 3 1
 @jesse-effing-edwards: there is no way that herd immunity will be even close in may.
  • 3 0
 Them: Hmm we have a global pandemic with a minimum impact of 18 months, more likely closer to 30 months. Better schedule that event next year a month later than usual.
  • 3 0
 I'm ready to sea the otter!
  • 3 0
 Leave it for beaver
  • 3 0
 Pond Beaver was this year. Next year it will be the Sewer Rat.
  • 1 0
 Yes!!!
  • 2 2
 Don't forget your sheep skin masks!

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