Ambassadors

Ambassadors

Caroline Buchanan

"I love challenging myself physically and mentally in all sports and whatever life throws at me. I'm addicted to adrenaline and anything with two wheels. Female empowerment, progression of sport, French Bulldogs, marketing and media is my passion." WORLD TITLES: 3 x BMX & 5 x Mountain Bike

“The industry is growing and Sea Otter is the perfect collaboration to bring us all together in one festival family fun environment on two wheels. Whatever bike you’re riding, the pros right through to the amateurs, this is a real participation event. There’s everything for the family as well as music and with the trade industry there, you’ll see all the latest release products.”

Hank Duchateau

Meet Hank, ambassador for adaptive cycling. As an avid cyclist, advocate, and active member of his cycling community, Hank has never shied away from a challenge. In fact he's known to tackle trails, roads, velodromes and gravel routes on his hand cycle - he's also a long standing member of his Community Access Board (20 years and counting!). Hank's goal is not just to dominate in races/rides, but to encourage others with disabilities to experience the joy that is cycling. His commitment to creating a more inclusive bike industry is something that will positively impact future generations of cyclists everywhere.

At 72 years young, Hank continues to push not only himself, but also his communities. “You have to get in and change things from the inside - that’s where the real change happens,” he told us.

Cassie Voysey

Cassie has been riding bikes since she was 3 years old. At the age of 12 she began racing and she's been at it ever since - 7 years! Cassie has an impressive list of achievements highlighting her skills at home in Australia and beyond. Cassie has an impressive list of achievements highlighting her skills at home in Australia and beyond.

* 3 state championship wins
* 4 National Championship wins
* Currently 2nd in Australia
* Represented Australia at the World Championships in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada in 2019 and placed 7th (first World Champs)
* Raced my first World Cup individual in Leogang, Austria and placed 4th
* 3 Dual slalom wins at Crankworxs
* 3 Air DH wins at Crankworxs
* 1st, 2nd and 3rd in DownHill at Crankworxs

Baxter Maiwald

Meet Baxter Maiwald - Baxter hails from Emerald VIC and currently resides in Maydena, Tas. 

From humble beginings racing downhill, Baxter has since stamped his name in the trail building industry. "I really enjoy the challenge of progressing my building and riding style to help evolve cycling in Australia," he told us. A fan of bike riding and immersing himself in multiple disciplines to become the best bike rider he can, Baxter loves to share as much stoke as possible!

Current Sponsors - Canyon Bikes, Fly racing Aus, Etnies Aus, Krush, Maydena Bike Park, Anchor BMX, DMR bikes Aus.
Stand out results-
4th National Champs 2021
5th National Champs 2020
2017 Junior National Champion
2017 Juniour National series overall winner
12th in Juniors at 2017 Cairns World Champs
1st place Junior men, Schaldming IXS European cup 2017

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We are currently working with health officials in the hope that we will be able to provide a great camping experience at the 2021 Sea Otter Australia. We recognize the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is dynamic in nature, and we will coordinate with local officials, health agencies, and event partners to adapt preparations consistent with the latest protocols. As we learn more, and open camping registration we will communicate updates in the coming months.