From Excitement to Exhaustion: Around the Clock at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

Just slightly after 1 A.M. the rain began again as riders set off into the inky blackness of the Arizona desert. Not a complaint was heard as they left the tent.

This is the 24-Hours in the Old Pueblo (24HOP).

Some riders come to party. Others probably bit off more than they could chew, the 24HOP being their first endurance event. But many train hard and go for a podium spot. And for those riders, the appearance of Lance Armstrong and his former Postal posse boosts the motivation to win.

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5 Days of the Southeast’s Best Trails: The 2017 Pisgah Stage Race

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Blue Ridge Adventure’s 9th annual Pisgah Stage Race will be held in Brevard, North Carolina, April 10-15 (2017). Over five stages, racers will cover 140 miles of legendary Pisgah singletrack and gain more than 20,000 feet of elevation. Of course, there will be some fire road to connect the trails, but the organizers claim that 75% of …

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Watch: Rugged Adventure Racing Through New Zealand Wilderness – Red Bull Defiance

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Over a two day, grueling 142km course, 132 athletes set out for what might be the gnarliest adventure race in the world – Red Bull Defiance. The competition brings a whole new meaning to the term endurance racing, with a course that boasts 142km of gruelling terrain to traverse over 2 days, coupled with freezing …

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Pursuing Gravel on a Fat Bike: 120 miles, 7,000 feet of climbing, 13 hours

Entering Targhee backcountry with Mark Seaburg.

If you haven’t heard of JayP’s Backyard Series races, you’re in for a real treat! Based in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Gravel Pursuit route travels along the Yellowstone National Park border in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. It hugs the Wyoming border and cross in and out of the Montana/Idaho state line along the Continental Divide. …

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USA Cycling National Fat Bike Championships Coming to Michigan on January 28

Pro women at the start of last year's race. Photo: Dejan Smaic, courtesy USA Cycling.

The USA Cycling National Fat Bike Championships, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Bikes, is heading to Grand Rapids, Michigan January 28, with the event taking place at the Indian Trails Bike Park. The race will feature junior, amateur, and pro/open levels and various divisions for juniors, seniors, masters, and singlespeed riders. While there are no race-day sign-ups, competitors may …

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IMBA Announces New US National Enduro Race Series

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IMBA recently announced title sponsorship for a new US-based, national enduro race series, titled, appropriately enough, the IMBA National Enduro Series. The new series will include 6 stops, with racers vying for a national title based on points accrued during the series. The total prize purse for the series is expected to be $12,000, with equal …

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Feature-Length Movie: Colorado Trail Race – A Self-Powered Adventure

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Every July, a small group of bikepackers lines up for the backcountry race of a lifetime. This is a film about the Colorado Trail and the people who choose to race it non-stop and self-supported on mountain bikes. The Colorado Trail Race is a 530-mile ultra-endurance bikepacking race along the Colorado Trail, which stretches from …

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