Sea Otter Europe gets new dates in September after originally being scheduled for May 2020.
If might feel like that this epidemic is only just starting, but events are still aiming to go ahead as normal albeit at a later date.
The European leg of Sea Otter was originally scheduled for 29-31st May, but obviously this can’t happen and due to the Covid-19 lockdown this massive cycling event has been re-scheduled for 25-27th September.
Hopefully by then, everything will be back to normal and we can stop worrying about social distancing and start worrying about wheelsize, suspension travel and 13 speed once more.
The Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava-Girona Bike Show 2020 has been postponed and will now take place from 25 to 27 September.
The COVID-19 health crisis has forced the organisers to move the event, which was scheduled to take place in May, to autumn of this year
The fourth edition of the Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava-Girona Bike Show, which was to be held from 29 to 31 May, has been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. The organisers announced that it has been postponed until autumn and that it will instead be held on the weekend of 25 to 27 September 2020, in Girona and the Costa Brava.
This decision has been taken two months before the scheduled date due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the uncertainty that currently surrounds mass gatherings such as Sea Otter Europe. The 2019 edition closed with turnout of more than 60,000 visitors, 400 exhibiting brands and 6,100 cyclists taking part in the different competitions – a volume of people that would be difficult to manage with maximum health and safety guarantees.
At the same time, many of the cycling industry brands that attend the international festival, as well as a large number of its visitors, come from abroad. The impact of the virus is so far-reaching on a global scale that to make them travel would be irresponsible – as well as complicated – in regard to the critical objective of putting an end to the pandemic.
Secondly, the competitive part of Sea Otter Europe, which brings together the world’s best cyclists from various disciplines, would also be greatly affected by the current instability of the UCI racing calendar and the Gran Fondo World Tour circuit.
The Sea Otter Europe organisers would like to thank Girona Provincial Council, the Costa Brava-Girona Tourist Board, Girona City Council and the Catalan Government for their willingness and backing in rescheduling the event for September. We would also like to highlight the support and understanding that has come from the festival’s sponsors and the nearly 250 brands from all over the world that had already confirmed their presence at the fourth edition of Sea Otter Europe.Sea Otter Europe