Blue Mountain mountain biking and road racing event pushed back to September


The Sea Otter Festival was originally scheduled for July 3-5 at the Blue Mountain Resort


Due to the circumstances facing COVID19, Sea Otter Canada will not be taking place this summer at the Blue Mountain Resort. Previously scheduled for July 3-5, the exhibit, bike demonstrations, and on-road and on-road events draw crowds from across North America.

After much deliberation, the organizers of the Sea Otter Canada event have made the decision to preemptively cancel the 2020 iteration of the event.

But good news, there will be a miniature sea otter festival on September 19-20 at the Blue Mountain Resort. It will include the Scarecrow Gravel ride, Sea Otter Hub & Spoke for families, children’s races and a Continental and Subaru sponsored mini-exhibition area that will be right in the village.

“We know people are disappointed to have lost so many events during the 2020 racing and riding season,” said Simon Williams, Sea Otter Canada co-organizer. “So we wanted to make sure that there was still something on the calendar that everyone could look forward to – and what better than a fall festival atmosphere and fall foliage perfect for an event of. gravel ? “

“This is your chance to enjoy a scaled-down version of the Sea Otter Canada experience,” said Chris Robinson, Sea Otter Canada co-organizer. “This will serve to showcase a few of our favorite events and remind everyone of what to expect when we’re back and bigger than ever in 2021.”

Sea Otter Classic, the flagship event of the Sea Otter family, has already moved from April 2020 to October 2020.

“The health and well-being of the community is always our primary concern,” said Frank Yohannan, President and CEO of Sea Otter Classic. “We sincerely thank the Sea Otter community for supporting the decisions to reschedule our events which were scheduled in Monterey (US), Girona (Spain) and Blue Mountain (Canada) this spring and summer. “

Accommodation and many amenities at the Blue Mountain Resort are currently closed, in line with Ontario’s shutdown of non-essential services in recent weeks, making it difficult to prepare for any major events. “We are operating very cautiously,” said resort vice president Stacy Manning. “And as we anticipate a return to green season operations for summer 2020, this is an unprecedented year. We want to see these events run as smoothly as possible and postponing this summer’s event gives more time to ensure the best experience for guests.

For those eagerly awaiting 2021, mark your calendars July 2-4, 2021 for Sea Otter Canada’s big comeback. The exhibit, bike demonstrations, on-road and on-road events draw crowds from across North America. From double slalom and downhill gravel, to Gran Fondo and family outings, the weekend brings together cycling enthusiasts of all levels.

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