In 2017 the festival arrives to Europe for the first time in history. Specifically in the prized Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees, which is considered cycling paradise, with miles of biking routes both for road or BTT lovers and sea and mountains both infront of you, as well as routes for all levels.
In its first edition Sea Otter Europe reached 30,000 visitors during the three days of the festival. It had a space for exhibitors of 20,000 m2. That’s one of the reasons why after the success obtained, in this second edition the exhibition space has been increased a 30%, to make sure all the brands that wants to be part of the SOE, could have the chance.
A family weekend, with activities of different cycling types, sports events in which some of the best-known runners of the moment participate and with an expo zone where products will be shown in the first place and with the possibility of trying some of them in the free demobike service.
The origin of and inspiration for Sea Otter Europe lie in the Sea Otter Classic, one of the planet’s biggest cycling festi- vals, which has been held every year since 1991 in Laguna Seca (California) and has never stop- ped growing and evolving.
The Sea Otter Classic charts a history loaded with significant developments in North American cycling. Since its beginning, the Sea Otter Classic has been the springboard from which companies launch new products, ranging from sports nutrition to state-of-the-art bicycle components. Spurred by the high level of competition, pro racing careers have gotten a boost by competing against international fields of racers that arrive at Sea Otter from around the globe.