Registration is open for the fifth Open MTB Gran Canaria on March 13-14 in Las Palmas. In 2009 the sunny, island marathon will offer more route choices and will serve as the opener to the Austrian Trek Mountain Bike Challenge.
Already signed up are Andy Strobel (Vaude Simplon), winner of the Ritchey series and Michael Kalivoda (Ghost) in the men's category and Kerstin Brachtendorf (Fiat Rotwild) in the women's category. Together with top riders from Italy, the Netherlands and Austria they will fight for victory on the Ronda Extrema.
Last year, racer participation doubled and this year racers may select to compete over 38, 65 or 85km.
For more information, visit www.canary-bike.com.