How It Works
Push your limits in our Challenges and earn points that will increase your chances of winning awesome prizes. Sea Otter Play has seven iconic routes to choose from plus a category for kids. Select Challenges that motivate you and ride the road, trail or indoor trainer—you can even take part by running, walking or hiking. Track your progress on our Challenge Leaderboards and see how you stack up again other participants from around the world. After completing your Challenge, look for an email with instructions on how to claim your challenge points and be on your way to winning one of our fabulous prizes!
Amazing prizes, bragging rights, and virtual high-fives included.
Select your Challenge below and register on RunSignup.
Track your distance using GPS on your mobile device. Or for kids, measure your time exercising.
Upload your activity to RunSignup. View your progress along the route map and check your stats on the Leaderboard. Collect your points and head to the Festival!
You will earn points for every Challenge you complete. Use your points to collect prizes at the Sea Otter Play Festival. Prizes include bikes from Bulls, Liv and Specialized, suspension forks from Fox, Hero 8 Black cameras from GoPro, cycling sunglasses from Bolle, cycling kits from Hyperthreads and much, much more! The Sea Otter Play festival kicks off on September 17 and runs through September 20.
Select your Challenges and ride the road, trail or indoor trainer—you can even take part by running, walking or hiking. Sea Otter Play Challenges started at 8am PDT Tuesday, September 1 and will finish at midnight PDT on Wednesday, September 16. There is still time to sign up now and get your miles in for points!
Canadian Gravel Grinder
The Sea Otter Canada experience winds through the hills, vistas, valleys and villages of the Blue Mountains region of Ontario. This adventure ride features approximately 37miles/60km of gravel and 25miles/40km of pavement along the route. From the top of Blue Mountain Resort, climb to the plateau atop the Niagara Escarpment before embarking on the rolling gravel roads toward the beautiful Beaver Valley. Along the way, riders can visit the quaint villages of Kimberley and Feversham, each with its own local charm. Looping back to the start, the final descent emphasizes the spectacular view over Georgian Bay before finishing at the Blue Mountain Village.
The Big Sur hosted by CLIF Bar
The Big Sur challenge is a classic California experience and one of the most iconic cycling routes in North America. This route starts in Monterey and takes riders south along historic US Highway 1 to San Simeon. This bucket list adventure allows you to travel through Big Sur, Ragged Point, and other must-see spots as you wind your way around the edge of the California coast. Be sure to take in the views and keep your eyes peeled for a sea otter sighting along the way!
Ciclobrava hosted by Continental
Nestled between the jagged peaks of Pyrenees Mountains and the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Girona has served as the training grounds for generations of professional cyclists. The Spanish Challenge takes riders through the picturesque hills, valleys and vineyards of the Catalonian countryside along a favorite training loop of WorldTour riders. This route starts and finishes at the Sea Otter Europe entrance on Avinguda Xavier Cugat.
Coast to Capitol 280
This down-under route is our second longest Challenge. This 174mile/280km road safari starts in the seaside town of Kiama. From Kiama Harbour, participants head to Jamberoo for the beautiful but steep climb up the Jamberoo Pass to Robertson in the Southern Highlands. The spectacular route then threads through the Highlands via Wildes Meadow, Werai, Exeter and Bundanoon, then to Bungonia, Tarago, Queanbeyan and into Canberra, finishing in the Sea Otter Festival Village at Stromlo Forest Park.
YOUR TOTAL DISTANCE
The Pacifico Challenge is Sea Otter Play’s ultimate Ride Challenge. This ultra-endurance route follows the scenic Pacific Coast Highway from Monterey, California to the Canadian border—and beyond! Travel virtually through iconic locations along the Highway 1 and Highway 101 including Point Loma, Coos Bay, Astoria and more. Unlike the other routes, The Pacifico is a total distance Challenge. How many miles can you log from September 1-September 16?
Bulls Tahoe Challenge ePowered by Bosch
If mountain biking with a bit of extra power is your thing, this is the challenge for you. Test yourself and your eMTB by riding the legendary trails surrounding Lake Tahoe. Even with additional pedal-powered assistance, this route, that includes the famous Hole-In-The-Ground trail, will push your limits with grinding, technical climbs and rowdy descents. Even though this is a challenge, do yourself a favor and take a second or two to take in the alpine views before shredding onward. E-bikes are strongly suggested (you might have a hard time keeping pace on a standard bike) but all are welcome to join in and give it their best attempt.
Skipper's Scramble hosted by Specialized
20 Minutes Daily
MUST BE UNDER 18 TO PARTICIPATE. Children can do amazing things when they put their minds to it. The Skipper Scramble Challenge provides the platform for kids to set goals, have fun, and receive a medal for their incredible work! Kids have the opportunity to bike, run, or walk along with Skipper the Sea Otter. Participants are encouraged to get out for 20 minutes every day for eight days and make physical activity a part of their routine. Earn a cool medal along with reward points towards fabulous prizes.