Part trade show, part race event, part festival, the Sea Otter Classic is a cycling event unlike any other of its kind. Every year thousands of cycling enthusiasts, industry professionals, athletes, consumers, and press descend upon Laguna Seca in Northern California to take part in four action-packed days. KOM Cycling had the pleasure of not only attending but we were also super excited to exhibit our current line as well as tease a few products we are releasing in the near future.
The Sea Otter Classic truly has something for everyone. Athletes of all ages can line up for every type of racing from road crits to downhill enduro and dual slalom. The location and resources at the Laguna Seca raceway and the surrounding trails and hills of Fort Ord National Monument Preserve help make Sea Otter uniquely suited to provide top-notch courses. Particularly exciting this year was the launch of the Lifetime Grand Prix series with the 80k cross country race on Saturday. Around 60 gravel cycling and mountain bike pros toed the line in what was a fast-paced race of single track and fire roads with wins from Moriah Wilson and Keegan Swenson respectively. A great start to six more months and five more races in the series (with UNBOUND Gravel next in line this coming June).
But probably the most exciting aspect of Sea Otter, and the reason we were there, is the representation of nearly every brand in the cycling industry - from established giants like Specialized and Continental, to up-and-comers like ourselves. An April event makes the timing perfect for brands to announce product releases and stir up buzz from press and consumers alike. Being our first year, it was exciting to meet current customers and introduce ourselves and our products to so many others. Thank you to all who stopped in and said hi, and if you missed us, we hope to see you there next year!