24 Hours of Moab delivers largest solo cash purse in history of sport

The solo category in the 24 Hours of Moab mountain bike race (October 15-16) is offering what...

The solo category in the 24 Hours of Moab mountain bike race (October 15-16) is offering what organiser Granny Gear productions claims is the largest cash prize in the history of solo 24-hour racing, with $15,000 up for grabs for a field recently increased from 75 to 100 riders thanks to permission from the Bureau of Land Management.

Ultra-endurance Pro/Solo racers arrive at 24 Hours of Moab to do battle against one of the largest and most elite fields in the world. Many solo racers best more than half the teams. Even more impressive than that, some will log as many as 17 laps, more than 250 miles and 18,700 feet of climbing.

More than 4,500 mountain bike racers and support crew are expected to take part in teh weekend's racing, which offers a total of $63,000 in cash and prizes and is claimed to be the largest mountain bike race west of the Mississippi.

For more information see www.grannygear.com.

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