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National 24HR - Race Director Report

National 24HR – Race Director Report

34th National 24-Hour Challenge June 18-19, 2016 Middleville, Michigan Director’s Report: Ultra-Marathon bicyclists gathered at Thornapple-Kellog Middle School in Middleville this past weekend for the 34th National 24-Hour Challenge. There were a lot of heat issues and a few falls, but no reported run-ins with motor vehicles. We are still spooked by the Kalamazoo Bicycle […]

2016 Calvin’s Challenge Race Winner – Larry Oslund - Race Report

2016 Calvin’s Challenge Race Winner – Larry Oslund – Race Report

By Larry Oslund, My very good friend Gary C. (BentAero) went with me to pick up the rental van at the airport around 9pm Thursday evening, and I finished packing all my gear for the race by 11pm. Rose at 5am Friday, finished gathering and packing stuff. Andrew T., a good friend from church, and […]

John Jurczynski and Ann Rasmussen's Italy Vacation Nets RAI Tandem Finish

John Jurczynski and Ann Rasmussen’s Italy Vacation Nets RAI Tandem Finish

by John Jurczynski, When Ann Rasmussen and I started to look for something exciting to do during her April vacation we stumbled upon Race Across Italy (RAI). We thought it was a little early in the season to be racing 500 miles, considering we normally don’t ride much during the winter. However, I always wanted […]

David Baxter's 2016 Gulf Coast 511 Bessies Creek Race Report

David Baxter’s 2016 Gulf Coast 511 Bessies Creek Race Report

By David Baxter, I trained five months for this race. I’ve been randonneuring since 2010, and ultracycling since 2012. Having started virtually from scratch after years of inactivity, I got better, stronger, and faster every year, but I’ve generally had to do at least one concrete thing every year to keep improving. In 2013, it […]

Amanda Coker Sets New Women's Mark At Sebring

Amanda Coker Sets New Women’s Mark At Sebring

 by Amanda Coker,http://www.ultraracenews.com/ “Do your best, ride smart, and just remember to have fun.” Standing at the start line of my very first ultra cycling race I repeated the phrase over in my head, preparing myself for what lay ahead. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t nervous. Before Sebring, 170 miles was […]

No Country for Old Men Official 2015 Race Report

No Country for Old Men Official 2015 Race Report

“An old cowboy went ridin out one dark and windy day. Yippie aye aaaaaa, Yippie aye oooooo”Thus the start of the 4th annual No Country for Old Men, October 24, 2015. The brand “Are You Rugged Enough” certainly lived up to its’ reputation as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia made her way from Mexico into […]

JOE BARR - 80 HRS IN TEXAS

JOE BARR – 80 HRS IN TEXAS

  A FB and photo compilation of Team Joe Barr during 1000 miles of NCOM, Preparation began for what would be 1000 miles of epic endurance racing at the “No Country For Old Men” (NCOM) event.  Working through the jet lag, Joe meticulously prepared his bikes whilst the crew prepared the crew car.  Only one little […]

2015 Hoodoo 500 Voyager Style - Steve Meichtry's Photo Essay

2015 Hoodoo 500 Voyager Style – Steve Meichtry’s Photo Essay

"Team Chase adon's" heroic Silver State 508

“Team Chase adon’s” heroic Silver State 508

Video courtesy of Cycling Camp San Diego.  

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 […]

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