Dirt Sweat & Gears, the next and fourth stop on the USA Cycling Ultra Endurance Series calendar, will take place as a 12-hour race on May 9. Current US national short track and marathon champion Jeremiah Bishop will be among those testing their endurance racing skills.
"Since I have never done a 12-hour race, it puts me into uncharted territory so it is going to be an adventure," said Bishop. Returning 2008 DSG champion and MonaVie Cannondale teammate Tinker Juarez promises to give Bishop a solid run for the money. And with the likes of Josh Tostado, Harlan Price and Brandon Draugelis the men's solo race will be a battle royale.
An event record US$11,000 will go as prizes to the pros with $1,500 each for the winners of the men's, women's and singlespeed open categories.
In 2008, DSG hosted 300 racers from 31 states. For more information, visit www.dirtsweatandgears.com.