Granny Gear Productions is presenting the tenth anniversary running of the largest and most prestigious 24-hour mountain bike race in the United States. Starting on Saturday October 15th, from noon until noon, participants will ride as members of a team, or in the grueling solo category.
“This event is the crown jewel of the 24-hour racing season. When you come here, I guarantee you will have the most memorable race of your life,” states Laird Knight, President of Granny Gear Productions. “The team aspect is what really makes these events so cool. Working together with your buddies makes you ride what you might have run, and run what you might have walked. It's the ultimate motivator.And the solo riders? Well they're on a completely different planet.”
Online registration is open until midnight (EST) on Wednesday, and walk-ups can register Thursday and Friday at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC). Funky Teams And Solo Masochists Hundreds of teams with names like the Smack Talkin' Jive Turkeys, Bikers Edge Gone Wild, and the Mammoth Mountain Mavens fill the pits and tread the trails of the epic 14.9 mile course in Moab, “Behind-the-Rocks.”
The course is set in the enchanted red rock desert, featuring big-chainring descents, technical old jeep trail, and 1,360 feet of climbing per lap. Solo racers and teams will be racing for up to $16,000 in cash. Granny Gear, Niterider Technical Lighting Systems, Shimano, CamelBak, and Voler Apparel are providing over $100,000 in cash and prizes total for competitors at Moab. Click on the link below to see the prizes you'll take home in your category.
For 2005, the Bureau of Land Management increased the number of riders that Granny Gear could allow to race. While there are about 400 teams and 70 solo riders signed up as of press time, there are limited slots still available. So if you are on the fence about coming out to Moab next weekend, come over to our side and get Behind-the-Rocks. We're ready for ya! There's a saying that you only regret the things in life that you don't do. “Come on out and have the time of your life,” continues Knight. "You'll take home memories you can share for years to come.”