Sea Otter Classic

Posted April 17, 2018
The Woom 2 14-inch-wheel model sells for $339.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The big news in kids' bikes at this year's Sea Otter Classic is a host of new bikes with 26- and 27.5-inch wheels that allow kids beginning to outgrow their 24-inch bikes to have a slight step up in size but still keep kid geometry, kid-size components and kid-friendly light weight.

Posted April 16, 2018
New for 2018, Vittoria’s Velar road shoe.

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Laguna Seca.

Posted April 13, 2018

BOZEMAN, Mont. (BRAIN) — Terrene Tires has added the Chunk 2.6 to its lineup. The trail tire will be available in 27.5-inch and 29-inch sizes in two different constructions.

The 2.6-inch size complements Terrene's existing 2.3-inch Chunk model.

Posted April 10, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles will hold a pair of fundraising events at next week’s Sea Otter Classic to benefit two mountain bike advocacy groups and their efforts to rebuild trails damaged in last year’s California wildfires.

Posted April 10, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic say they have sold out the entire expo area for this year's festival. The expo will include more than 500 exhibitors representing nearly 900 brands and occupy 165,000 square feet of display space.

Posted April 10, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — At the Sea Otter Classic later this month, Bosch eBike Systems will be offering consumers test rides on e-bikes with the company's new PowerTube 500 integrated battery.

The new battery design can be integrated into the frame for a clean look. 

Posted April 6, 2018

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has announced new industry partnerships for 2018 through its Corporate Booster Club. NICA Booster Club Members support NICA through donations, in-kind gifts and proceeds of product sales.

Posted March 5, 2018
Mike Mercuri of SRAM to receive BPSA Lifetime Achievement Award at next month's Bicycle Leadership Conference.
SRAM's Mike Mercuri will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Bicycle Leadership Conference have announced the agenda and speaker line up for the event, which is April 17-19 in Monterey, just before the Sea otter Classic.

Posted March 5, 2018

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has extended the submission deadline for new product information and news to include in the annual Sea Otter Classic Festival & Gear Guide. The new deadline is this Friday, March 9.

Posted May 5, 2017

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components will sell five specially painted HELM suspension forks that were made for demo use at last month's Sea Otter Classic. The company is selling the forks for $900 each and donating $500 from each sale to the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Posted April 28, 2017
Chef Chris Cosentino

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It had been a number of years since renowned Bay Area chef Chris Cosentino attended Sea Otter. But as a former pro 24-hour mountain biker who raced in the singlespeed category at events all over the U.S. and the world, Cosentino is no stranger to the bike industry.

Posted April 24, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Final attendance numbers were still being tallied Monday, but early numbers pointed to a record year for the Sea Otter Classic, which ended Sunday. The annual bike festival, expo and race hosted more than 400 exhibitors, five miles of branded fence and 920 sponsor banners.

Posted April 22, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — A moment of silence will be held Saturday at the Sea Otter Classic in memory of racer Steve Tilford, who died in a highway accident earlier this month at age 57.

The moment will be held prior to Saturday's men's cross-country race.

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