World Tour Action: Sea Otter Classic


Dirt Rag is on the scene at the 18th annual Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. This event has grown over the years into much more than just a race, although the competition does cover just about every discipline on two wheels. It’s also a mini-tradeshow with over 300 exhibitors (all open to consumers), skills clinics, music and movie entertainment, kids activities, and more. All in all it’s the de facto kickoff for the mountain bike season.

New this year is a Product Demo area where folks can try out the latest bikes on dirt jumps and pump tracks, in addition to the trails already available for demo fun. The races include the usual mix of cross country, dual slalom, and downhill, plus an adventure race, dirt jump contest, road races, and even two Golden State BMX Championship series races. A new event that we will be watching from our nearby booth is the SRAM Dual Stunt, a mix of dual slalom and stunt elements in which racers run two at a time on a 400ft. course over some scary-looking obstacles, designed by none other than longtime Dirt Rag friends Jeff Lenosky and Ray Petro of Ray’s Indoor MTB.

Speaking of our booth, we’ve come fully prepared to compete with all the other vendors vying for your attention with a full load of merch for sale at discounted prices. Along with our other fine World Tour sponsors, SealLine and Platypus have provided some sweet swag for any new or renewal subscribers who sign up at Sea Otter. Stop on buy the Dirt Rag Booth (#306), renew your subscription, and get hooked up.


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