Carmel Mission Inn invites everyone to watch our video of the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. The original event started with 350 athletes and 150 spectators. Today more than 9,000 athletes and 55,000 fans attend the Sea Otter Classic, and the event is regarded as a, “celebration of cycling." Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events. Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic champions attend Sea Otter to race and meet with fans.