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March 3rd 2020 UPDATE! Sea Otter Classic is being rescheduled; new dates not announced yet. If you purchased a spot through Winnebago, follow up with the person whom you talked to via email!
Okay well technically WE don’t have camping spots for Sea Otter 2020 happening next April 16-19, Winnebago does. But being we’re sort of self-appointed ambassadors for the RV-cycling community, they’ve reached out to us to share this with YOU.
If you’re not familiar, the premier camping spots at the most incredible cycling festival of the year, Sea Otter Classic, are so highly competitive they sell out immediately.
READ MY BLOG POST ABOUT SEA OTTER 2019 HERE!!!
In fact, the 2020 VIP Sea Otter sites have been sold out since this past June… almost a year in advance. Crazy right?!? But Winnebago still has a dozen or so of those premier sites they haven’t sold yet. YAYYYYY!
In years past, we’ve hosted a formal “cyclists who RV” camping experience on behalf of Winnebago, where there were dinners out, organized rides, sponsored happy hours, that sort of thing. But this year we’re not doing it that way. If you purchase one of the Winnebago campsites, that’s all you get… THE SITE! It’ll keep it simpler, and lets us all focus more on the festival itself.
James and I will be there in one of your neighboring spots, so we’ll definitely have to do some informal hangouts together; campground happy hour or campfire dinner, maybe?
DETAILS ON THE AVAILABLE CAMPSITES:
Cost is $460 for 4 nights of camping (in Wed April 15, check out Sun April 19 2020), and you certainly don’t need to drive a Winnebago. This is AT COST for these spots; that’s what they went for back in June before they sold out. It’s just that expensive to camp there. So it’s for true cycling nuts only!!!
All the sites are near each other and they sit atop the Chaparral B Campground at the gorgeous Laguna Seca Recreation Area outside of Monterey, California. The campground is super scenic, and the area borders the beautiful trail network of Fort Ord National Monument. The fest grounds are easily walkable from the sites.
HOW COOL IS IT THAT WGO SPONSORS?!?!?
We’ve always been so proud of Winnebago for sponsoring this world-renowned cycling and camping event. They’re the only RV manufacturer who shows up, and it means so much to us to see them there. Help us encourage them to continue being a sponsor in future years (AKA help us put a little pressure on heh heh) by leaving a comment below telling them how much we RVing-cyclists appreciate it!
HOW TO RESERVE YOUR CAMPSITE:
You can reach out to Merrisa at Winnebago either via email or phone:
- Phone: 641-585-6267
- Email: [email protected]
Let us know in the comments below if we can count on seeing you there, or if you have any questions, too.
AND DON’T WAIT! There’s only a dozen sites, and once the greater Sea Otter community learns of these, they’re going to be snatched up quickly. We want our FitRV family in those spots!!!
Yes! Crazy times! We’re talking about it over on the ‘Cyclists Who RV’ Facebook group, too. http://www.facebook.com/groups/cyclistswhorv
James and Stef,
Thanks to both of you and Winnebago, too! We signed up with Merrisa, so we will be back for more fun and bicycling. Such a fun event, and camping there is just wonderful with such a great group of people.
See you there,
John and June
How fantastic! So glad to hear you’ll be returning. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Hey Steph, we exchanged emails with Merissa, so we’ll see about getting a site once we reach her on the phone. Curious if you have to also get event passes for the festival or the racing once you get a campsite?
Awesome, Mark! Glad you’ll be joining us! The festival passes we’ll all have to purchase separately. You can either get them at the event when you get there or you can order them online through the Sea Otter website, they don’t sell out so no worries there. Get the 4-day pass ($50) but don’t purchase any parking passes! Looking forward to hanging with you at Sea Otter!
We talked to Merrisa today and reserved a site. We are so excited!! Thank you and Winnebago so, so much for making this opportunity available!
I’m so happy to hear it!!! Excited to meet you and Steve, Mary Lynn! If you’ve never been to Sea Otter, prepare for a great time!!! xo
That is awesome, going to be a fantastic time. The Brompton is a great bike to have in your quiver. We can’t wait!
We are in! Left a message with Merrisa. Very excited about this. Ready for some Brompton racing and hanging out with a great group of people. Hopefully we can make it all the way this time . Thank you! Paul & Robin
PAULLLLLLL!!!!! I am SOOOO excited to hear this, HOW FANTASTIC! And guess what, JAMES AND I HAVE A BROMPTON NOW! I’m horribly inefficient on it and would likely have to carry my bike up that steep track climb, but I’m working on James to enter the Brompton race with it. Now to find him an old-timey tweed suit to race in! Can’t wait to see your getup!