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Sea Otter adds e-MTB race, veterans program, gravel tour

Published November 6, 2015

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for the Subaru Sea Otter Classic, which will be held April 14-17, 2016. Organizers of the 26th annual event have added several new events, including a 38-mile recreational gravel road ride, an e-MTB race and variety of events intended for veterans and active-duty military members.

The gravel ride is called The Open Road Tour. It will be held on dirt and asphalt on the surrounding trail and fire road system of the Fort Ord National Monument. It will be held Saturday morning and start with the Sea Otter Gran Fondo and Mountain Bike Tour. Open Road Tour participants can expect hot showers at the finish and a post-ride lunch and beer.

The e-MTB race will be a 60-minute off-road lap race held within the Laguna Seca Recreation Area. It will be held on Friday afternoon and will offer age-group categories.

The Sea Otter also will have its usual festival, expo, demo area, food court, beer garden and racing in several disciplines.

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Topics associated with this article: Electric bike, Sea Otter Classic

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