Press Release Breckenridge 100 Mountain Bike Race – Saturday July 16, 2011
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“You’ve done the rest, now take the test!”
Now in its 7th year, the Breckenridge 100 Mountain Bike Race is regarded as the hardest race in the National Ultra 100 Series. Featuring Solo and Three Person Team Competitions, this incredible race climbs 13,719 feet and reminds participants of what backcountry mountain biking is all about.
The renowned course architect, Mike Zobbe, has linked together an amazing network of backcountry trails, roads, double track and bike paths that takes the competitors far beyond the typical boundaries of endurance racing. From start to finish, they are both pampered and pushed to their limit at the same time. They cross the Continental Divide three times, climb 12,000 foot passes and forge high mountain streams while returning to the support and encouragement of staff, friends and teammates who are waiting for them in historic downtown Breckenridge.
Veteran Endurance Racer and former 3 time Montezuma’s Revenge Champion Thane Wright founded the race in 2004. Another Montezuma’s Revenge Champion and local racer Josh Tostado has won the race every year since its inception, defending his title against all comers including Tinker Juarez, Travis Brown, and current NUE leader Jeff Schalk.
The Breckenridge 100 racecourse, now part of the new Rocky Mountain Endurance Series presented by Warriors Cycling, is comprised of 3 unique cloverleaf style loops, which allow for competitors to lap through Carter Park in downtown Breckenridge after each loop. It also allows racers to compete in two shorter distance events utilizing parts of the same pristine course, the B-68, and the B-32. This allows mere mortals the chance to compete on spectacular backcountry terrain and get a taste of what National caliber endurance racing is all about.
For more information and full event details, visit WarriorsCycling.com