Papa & Barkley exhibited at the Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival in Monterray, CA.

Papa & Barkley exhibited at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA.

The Sea Otter Classic: A Cycling Festival Like No Other

Papa & Barkley set up a Releaf Station at the Sea Otter Classic cycling festival. The Sea Otter Classic is a cycling festival that takes place in Monterey, California every year. From its inception in 1991, the Sea Otter Classic is one of the premier cycling festivals in the United States. Co-founded by Frank Yohannan and Lou Rudolph, the event hosts over 9,600 athletes and 72,500 fans. In 1993 the event was renamed the Sea Otter Classic and is now universally regarded as the world’s premier cycling festival. Professional and amateur athletes 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.

Releaf Station

Most of cycling’s racing disciplines were represented including mountain bike cross country, downhill, dual slalom, and short track racing. Road cyclists compete in circuit, criterium, and road racing. Also offered are a number of non-competitive recreational events for riders of all ages. The Expo held hundreds of vendors, a food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and activities for children.

During our time at the Sea Otter Classic we set up a Releaf station to help athletes and cyclists with their athletic recovery by sampling our Releaf products. Athletes had the opportunity for massages with CBD, samples of our tincture as well as our balm, and a tent to catch some shade from the hard rays of the sun.

Papa & Barkley's Releaf station at the Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival in Monterey, CA.
An athlete trying Papa & Barkley Releaf products for Sports Recovery

CBD For Sports Recovery

Our Releaf station was the perfect place for cyclists to sample and experience the benefits of CBD for recovery. CBD has the ability to speed workout recovery. Research has confirmed that CBD suppresses inflammation, swelling, and soreness while potentially protecting muscle cells for growth. CBD can also enhance performance by CBD’s intriguing ability to decrease anxiety without creating any subjective high or alteration in thinking. Laboratory research with humans confirms that CBD decreases anxiety, even in tough situations. Many athletes emphasize that CBD helps them approach big contests without fretting, while their minds remain sharp for strategy and split-second decisions.

Everyone can use CBD safely and effectively; from the daily walker, to the occasional runner, to the true weekend warrior, to the pro-athlete. Sports leagues are starting to consider cannabis because cannabidiol (CBD), one of the prevalent cannabinoids in cannabis, can help athletic performance, as well as recovery from training.

We had a great time experiencing the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey this year. Our Releaf station was a hit among exhibitors, attendees, and athletes alike.

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