Last month, the 2Wheel Epix Crew went down to Monterey, California, to exhibit at the 2023 Sea Otter Classic.
The 2023 Sea Otter Classic is the largest mountain bike festival in the western hemisphere and is an absolute 2Wheel Time! With 70,000+ attendees over four days, the 2023 Sea Otter Classic showcased racing for all cycling disciplines. New and familiar bike industry brands also displayed all sorts of crazy innovations, products, and services.
This year’s Sea Otter Classic was no exception! We chatted with mountain bikers from all over the world about our trips, humanitarian projects, and everything 2Wheel Epix entails.
Meeting those of you who visited us in person was an absolute pleasure. A huge thank you for making our festival experience so much fun! We love connecting with mountain bikers in person, and your positive feedback and interest in our trips, projects, and organization are a constant source of motivation to us! We appreciate your support and it drives us to keep improving and providing the best possible services.
During the 2023 Sea Otter Classic, we also had the best time hanging out with our new friends from Twisted Spoke CBD, Elevation Wheel Company, Party Shirt International. These organizations are all about spreading good vibes, promoting sustainability and striving to make the lives of bikers more enjoyable! Head over to check out their products or give them a follow to see all the amazing work they’re doing.
Top Highlights from the 2023 Sea Otter Classic
Check out our top highlights from the 2023 Sea Otter Classic!!!
- Children of the Bike Corn: Always a Sea Otter highlight, ‘Children of the Bike Corn’ is when around 100 teenage boys jump their mountain bikes over a pallet fire in campground H. These little groms brought a huge MTB Hopper jump and sent it to the moon over the fire pit, with only phone lights and the fire glowing in the dark. Absolute madness! They even measured the longest jump at 36 feet. The antics end only when every possible item to burn has been torched. It’s an unforgettable experience!
- NRML MTBer: At the 2023 Sea Otter Classic, we were SO stoked to meet the MTB comedian, NRML MTBer (whose real name is Sebastian). Together with his brother Andreas and their friend Matt, they are conquering the MTB comedy world, all while doing what they love. A huge shoutout to these hilarious guys!
- Camaraderie with the MTB Community: Camping on site and enjoying the festival atmosphere were our final highlights of the festival. It may seem like a lot of work, but the sheer love and excitement for biking at the festival was overwhelming. Everywhere you looked, people were ecstatic to be surrounded by bikes. It truly is a universal language that brings people together!
Sea Otter 2023 Trip Contest Winner — ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT WEEK!!!
We want to thank everyone who participated in our Sea Otter 2023 contest for $1,000 off a 2Wheel Epix international mountain biking trip. The winner will be announced next week. Stay tuned!
And that’s a Sea Otter wrap! We hope to see you on the trails soon! Start your next MTB adventure here.
The 2Wheel Epix Crew