Why Do People Keep Coming Back to the Sea Otter Classic?

We went to the crowds of people to find out what the Sea Otter Classic means to them.

By Dan Barham

What, exactly, is the Sea Otter Classic? The answer seems quite simple: it’s a race, right? Yes. And no. Sea Otter may have started as a race way back when, but it’s morphed into something much bigger. Part festival, part tradeshow, part group ride, part carnival, part camp out and, yes, part race.

But don’t just take our word for it.

Dan Barham spent a few days roving the grounds of Sea Otter and asking people what they thought Sea Otter was all about. Here are the results.