The COVID-19 health threat has forced the organisers to move the event, which was scheduled to take place in May, to autumn of this year
The fourth edition of the Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava-Girona Bike Show, will be held on the weekend of 25 to 27 September 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis.
This decision has been taken two months before the scheduled date due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the
uncertainty that currently surrounds mass gatherings such as Sea Otter Europe. The 2019 edition closed with turnout of more than 60,000 visitors, 400 exhibiting brands and 6,100 cyclists taking part in the different competitions – a volume of people that would be difficult to manage with maximum health and safety guarantees.
At the same time, many of the cycling industry brands that attend the international festival, as well as a large number of its visitors, come from abroad. The impact of the virus is so far-reaching on a global scale that to make them travel would be irresponsible – as well as complicated – in regard to the critical objective of putting an end to the pandemic.
Secondly, the competitive part of Sea Otter Europe, which brings together the world’s best cyclists from various disciplines, would also be greatly affected by the current instability of the UCI racing calendar and the Gran Fondo World Tour circuit.
The Sea Otter Europe organisers would like to thank Girona Provincial Council, the Costa Brava-Girona Tourist Board, Girona City Council and the Catalan Government for their willingness and backing in rescheduling the event for September. We would also like to highlight the support and understanding that has come from the festival’s sponsors and the nearly 250 brands from all over the world that had already confirmed their presence at the fourth edition of Sea Otter Europe.
Girona, 30 March 2020