One of Ride Redding's main missions is to bring increased visibility to the Redding area and our amazing riding. For months we have been in discussions with Visit Redding about doing just that, and now it is becoming a reality. Visit Redding is supporting a Ride Redding contingent to the 2016 Sea Otter Classic to talk rider to rider and spread the word about our vast trail network, scenic country roads and upcoming events! We are stoked to represent! 


About The Sea Otter Classic

The event hosts over 10,000 athletes and 65,000 fans. Is universally regarded as the world’s premier cycling festival. Known as a sprawling and energetic “celebration of cycling”, Sea Otter is cycling’s North American season opener. Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events. Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic champions attend Sea Otter to race and meet with fans.

Most of cycling’s racing disciplines are represented including mountain bike cross country, downhill, dual slalom and short track racing. Road cyclists compete in circuit, criterium, and road racing. Also offered are cyclocross and a number of non-competitive recreational events for riders of all ages.

The Sea Otter Classic also hosts the largest consumer bike exposition in North America. The Expo holds hundreds of vendors who display new products, distribute free samples, and offer great bargains. The four-day, action-packed festival includes an international food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and carnival activities for children.