The Monterey Sea Otter Classic has announced that its May event has been postponed and will now take place from 7- 10 October 2021.
After discussions with health and permitting officials, the group determined that it will not be able to conduct the event in May due to the current spike in covid-19 cases globally.
Organisers previously announced last year that if the spring event was unable to take place, then back up dates arranged for October would be used.
2020 saw the festival move from April to October amid coronavirus concerns and then cancelled as cases began to rise once more.
Additionally, Sea Otter also launched a virtual festival concept dubbed Sea Otter Play that took place successfully on September 17-20, 2020. The show was streamed online, alongside a number of cycling challenges and a fundraising effort for relief against the virus. Beneficiaries included the Monterey County Covid-19 Relief Fund, Boys & Girls Club of Monterey and the Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association.