Dirt Sweat and Gears plans for another year

The organizers of Dirt Sweat & Gears, a 12 hour endurance race which celebrated its inaugural running this spring, are already planning for next year. Notable for 2007, the race offered a US$10,000 purse, split equally between men and women. It also offered the richest singlespeed purse in the US.

The second annual event will happen May 3, 2008, and organizers will cap entries. Registration opened August 1, 2007.

"We're limiting the field this year because the goal is to keep the race challenging and competitive while keeping things running smoothly on-course," said Race Director Clay Higgins.

Already committed, Nat Ross (Subaru / Gary Fisher) said, "Talk about Southern Hospitality at its finest. I'm already signed up for next year."

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.