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2015 National 24-Hour Challenge - Director's Report

2015 National 24-Hour Challenge – Director’s Report

33rd Annual National 24-Hour Challenge June 20-21, 2015 Cyclists gathered in Middleville on Saturday morning, from 23 states, Canada, Brazil and Japan to test their endurance for 24 hours. For a week, the weatherman had predicted thunderstorms on Saturday, but the reality was overcast skies and moderate temperatures all of Saturday and Sunday morning. This […]

Marko Baloh Goes 521.7 For Bike Sebring 24 Record - Race Report

Marko Baloh Goes 521.7 For Bike Sebring 24 Record – Race Report

Story by Marko Baloh, Sebring 12/24hr Cycling Race is always a kind of prelude to the season.  A 24hr race in February might not seem OK to someone with a “normal” cycling seasons, with mostly base training during the winter months and so a bit too early to be thinking of  brilliant result for a […]

Maria Parker Sets Sebring 12hr Mark at 261.1 miles - Maria's Race Report

Maria Parker Sets Sebring 12hr Mark at 261.1 miles – Maria’s Race Report

It’s no secret to anyone who races or follows Endurance Bike Racing that the Bike Sebring 12/24 held in February every year routinely produces some of the highest mileage results you’re likely to see in any timed 12/24 event.  The 2015 event held last weekend was no exception despite the unseasonably cool weather that settled […]

In memory of Stu Downs - New Zealand Endurance Athlete

In memory of Stu Downs – New Zealand Endurance Athlete

by Andrew Morrison, Stu Downs was my brother.  At least, that’s what he wrote on at least two occasions about me and his fellow long-distance cyclists.  The sport meant a lot to him.  We meant a lot to him!  Stu was also my friend. A few days ago, Stu took his own life.  As brother […]

Marko Baloh On Winning The Silver State 508

Marko Baloh On Winning The Silver State 508

by Marko Baloh, It has been a long time since I’ve raced the Furnace Creek 508, 10 years to be precise.  2004 was the year of my first and only participation, the year of my comeback from lung operation (after pulmonary embolism at the 2003 Race Across America (RAAM).  Tweety Bird (the name picked by my […]

6/12/24 Hour WTTC Takes Over Borrego Springs

6/12/24 Hour WTTC Takes Over Borrego Springs

by Rick Boethling, The domestic endurance race season, it’s a wrap!  The 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championship (WTTC) is the last US Race Across America (RAAM) qualifier and endurance race in US for 2014.  After three years near the Salton Sea, the 6-12-24 Hour WTTC was moved to Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs, CA, […]

2014 Siver State 508 - Race Recap

2014 Siver State 508 – Race Recap

New name, New venue, Same great race – Still the 508! The 508 with more than 30 years under it’s belt is the longest running endurance bike racing event on the planet aside from one, the Race Across America.  The 508 was actually developed by John Marino after the 1982 “Great American Bike Race” to […]

Painting Florida periwinkle in RAAM Challenge Florida

Painting Florida periwinkle in RAAM Challenge Florida

RAAM Challenge Florida Daytona Beach November 1, 2014 by Patricia George, This past weekend my crew and I seized a unique opportunity to “paint Florida periwinkle” in the RAAM Challenge Florida.  It was a race across the state and back, on the first day of pulmonary hypertension awareness month, so it seemed like a perfect race […]

NCOM 2014 - Race Director's Report

NCOM 2014 – Race Director’s Report

by Dex Tooke, Are You Rugged Enough?” is not just a catchy theme.  Rugged is a word the racers of the 2014 No Country for Old Men (NCOM) ultra race had to take to heart.  It describes the country and conditions the racers would have to face. The start of NCOM is set in beautiful […]

Silver State 508 Women's Results

Silver State 508 Women’s Results

By Vaune Davis, Rookie Sarah Cooper set a high bar for future female solo racers at last week’s inaugural Silver State 508 http://www.the508.com/ . The 43-year-old Iowan finished The 508, now on a new route out of Reno, NV http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5901785, in 32 hours and 32 minutes. Averaging 15.68 mph, she placed first of six female […]

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