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: 52,000 Feet of Climbing in the Grueling Pioneer Stage Race in New Zealand

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The Pioneer Stage Race in New Zealand is a 7-day epic that punishes mountain bikers with 341 miles of racing and a whopping 52,000 feet of climbing! “The course takes riders into pristine parts of New Zealand that are simply not accessible at any other time, through private land, on single trail, over mountain passes, …

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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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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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Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds Win Gold at the Rio Olympics

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Nino Schurter of Switzerland and Jenny Rissveds of Sweden, both sponsored by Scott Sports and riding the new ultra-lightweight Spark, both took gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics XC mountain bike race. In the men’s race, Jaroslav Kulhavy took silver after a hard-fought battle with Schurter, and Carlos Coloma Nicolas took bronze after a hard-fought battle …

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