“The Sea Otter Classic, the world’s premier cycling festival has been a favorite cycling festival in North America for almost 30 years, and in 2019, it grows even more, expanding with Sea Otter Canada set to take place in Blue Mountain, Ontario, just 90 minutes north of Toronto. The multi-day festival, expo and race will run from July 4 to 7, 2019, and will showcase the best cycling in Ontario, with wild races, fun for the family, and tons of bike demos and opportunities to test out the latest and greatest cycling products. Whether you’re a roadie, mountain biker, downhiller or ebike lover, there will be exciting events for you.”
Inspired by Phil Gaimon, the festival is bringing a Hill Climbing Championship to Canada. To showcase the best the Blue Mountain area has to offer, Sea Otter Canada brought local elite riders out to ‘take down’ the current KOM’s and QOM’s on two of the most feared climbs in the area: Scenic Caves on the road and The Grind on the mountain bike.
So are we actually bringing in Phil to hit Caves?
Inquiring minds want to know. And maybe show up and heckle….
I don’t think so and I am not certain what the star power will be. Haven’t really seen anything specific about prize purse or details of individual events.
There are still lots of questions to be answered, such as inclement weather for dirt events. The name has history and prestige so lets hope they can build something as impressive here. The determining factor will be who and how far they can attract riders from.