World famous Sea Otter festival to make Australian debut

The Sea Otter bike festival is set to hit Australian shores for the first time with the iconic event locked in for October 2020.

Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra will play host to the multi-day festival over 2-5 October with a wide range of cycling events on offer.

In addition to mountain biking, visitors will be able to explore the latest in BMX and gravel cycling in what is one of the biggest bike expos in the world.

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Originally founded in California, the Sea Otter has been running for 30 years and its Australian debut will also feature the ROMP! Bike Festival, an exploration of bike culture and lifestyle.

Sea Otter founder and CEO Frank Yohannan said the festival’s atmosphere would be a hit Down Under.

“We have always been about providing quality riding and racing in a family festival environment,” Yohannan said.

“It is the only celebration of cycling that incorporates all riding disciplines and all cycling product categories wrapped up in a four-day experience. It is hard to see and do it all. And now, for October 2020, we are very excited to have partnered with BikeSA to host Sea Otter Australia for the first time in the southern hemisphere”.

BikeSA CEO Christian Haag echoed Yohannnan’s sentiments, calling on riders from all disciplines to embrace the festival.

“We are honoured to be bringing this festival to Australia,” Haag said.

“It’s time that bicycle riders across the Australasian region have the opportunity to experience a totally new cycling festival experience.

“One that celebrates the breadth of our multifaceted cycling culture – on-road and off-road, for fun, health, recreation, competition and transport. And of course, the latest bikes and bling, fashion, music and brews in our Expo village.”

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