Generally speaking: The race is a self-supported MTN bike event covering over 2,000 miles of rugged terrain. This adventurous route traverses 5 states and has almost 147,000 feet of revelation gain. The race begins just outside the mountain town of Salida, Colorado, and ends in Port Orford, Oregon.
The route can be found on Ride With GPS. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35081478
The journey will begin with a group campout just outside Salida, CO, on the night of August 30th. A time to get aquatinted, share tall tales, and have some laughs. The morning of the race, a group rollout will descend a fun 2,000ft over 8 miles into Salida. There will be a group send-off just before the climbing begins on Poncha Pass.
We could tell you about the steepness or length of climbs, the distance between resupplies, or the heat of Nevada, but breaking down the Route and discovering its splendor/mysteries/hidden treasures is the beginning of this adventure.
We hope you experience and embrace these unique traits of self-supported bike pack racing.
Camaraderie: A spirit of good friendship and loyalty among members of a group.
Adventurous: Willing to go where you haven’t been before and do things you’ve never done, even if you don’t know how it will turn out.