City Penitente Canyon
12-HOUR ENDURANCE MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE WITH A COURSE SO ENTERTAINING YOU’LL BE ASKING YOURSELF, “CAN I DO ONE MORE LAP?” The inaugural race in 2015 was the brain-child of Sydney Schalit
12-HOUR ENDURANCE MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE WITH A COURSE SO ENTERTAINING YOU’LL BE ASKING YOURSELF, “CAN I DO ONE MORE LAP?”
The inaugural race in 2015 was the brain-child of Sydney Schalit and Brink Messick of Salida. They stitched together the miles of mobius singletrack at Penitnete Canyon near Del Norte, CO to create a 17-mile course which captures the best sections of trail this network has to offer. Intermediate riders will be delightfully challenged, advanced riders will be completely entertained. How hard can you push for 12 hours?
Fast forward to 2018, the race has evolved to incorporate all racer camping, entertainment, food/drink, etc. in the main Penitente Canyon campground. It’s a family-friendly, festival-type atmosphere all day long while racers are racking up miles on the course. Pack up the tent/van/camper for a fun-filled fall weekend in Southern Colorado. Proceeds from the event benefit local youth cycling (like the RGC Rattlers high school MTB team) and outdoor recreation initiatives in the San Luis Valley. $50 of every race registration fee directly benefits these kids!
Have Questions? Want to Volunteer? Want to Sponsor? Email the Race Director at [email protected] for all your answers.
(Saturday) 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Penitente Canyon, CO
Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day are fun and easy, and they help get people outside and on bikes. There’s no cost to you or your participants (unless
Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day are fun and easy, and they help get people outside and on bikes. There’s no cost to you or your participants (unless you want to charge a fee to participants to cover your costs). The initiatives help create community connections, promote destinations, and can boost local economies. You can participate in Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day through your own programming or you can partner with other groups.
There are two ways to be part of Bike Travel Weekend & Bike Your Park Day:
1. Plan and register a Bike Travel Weekend trip at BikeTravelWeekend.org and/or register a Bike Your Park Day ride at BikeYourParkDay.org. Registration, planning resources, and inspiration are available for free. Plus, registrants will receive stickers for their group and will be entered to win a bike and Amtrak tickets to Glacier National Park.
2. Promote Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day to your customers, visitors, and friends. Visit the “Promote” pages at BikeTravelWeekend.org and BikeYourParkDay.org for sharing resources and a downloadable Toolkit with resources to help you plan your rides or just encourage others to participate.
Adventure Cycling also has Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day sponsorship opportunities to help you promote your brand or destination. Please contact me at [email protected] or (406) 532-2743 if you are interested in sponsorship or if you have any questions about Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day. I would be happy to walk you through the planning and promotional resources and registration process. I can also send additional stickers and postcards for your audiences.
I hope to “see” you out on the roads and trails on June 5 – 7 for Bike Travel Weekend and September 29 for Bike Your Park Day. Enjoy your ride! Bike Travel Weekend, inspires thousands of people throughout the world to go on a one- or two-night bike trip to a campground, hotel or B&B on the same weekend. Registration, planning and promotional resources are free at BikeTravelWeekend.org.
september 25 (Friday) - 27 (Sunday)