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Suzuki 24 Hours of Moab, Oct. 11th – 12th, Behind-the-Rocks, Moab, UT


Suzuki 24 Hours of Moab: The Galactic Championships

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Columbus Day weekend, October 11th and 12th, Behind-the-Rocks, Moab will be transformed into something extra-terrestrial when the world’s top mountain bike ultra-endurance racers gather to determine who is the fastest of them all.

Pro riders will be racing for the single largest cash purse in the sport, expected to be upwards of $20,000. Amateur Teams will be racing for the prestige, the fun of it, and a prize table worth more than $15,000.

A sci-fi theme is unavoidable: racers are encouraged to bring their individuality, sense of humour, phasers and communicators in this strange landscape that was the back-drop for so many Star Trek episodes.

Think about the theme for your campsite and spend a few extra days riding the Slick Rock trail or other routes, in one of cycling’s most extraordinary destinations.

The inventiveness of campsites and variations on the theme of cycling make the Suzuki 24 Hours of Moab the Burning Man of bicycling.

4,000 mountain biker racers, support crew and fans will populate the “mountain bike city” that springs up in the desert grazelands that host the event. 400 teams will journey through space on the epic 15-mile track that winds through the foreboding and beautiful high-desert terrain.

Whether a solo racing machine pushing his/her body to the outer limits, a bike-jousting mechanic attending just for fun, or a parent showing their kids a truly memorable weekend full of cycling excitement, 24 Hours of Moab delivers.

Space invader or not, this event is a cosmic combination of professional ultra-endurance racing, and a weekend of revelry in the fun, fitness, environment, and inventiveness of mountain biking.

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Full press release: http://grannygear.com/Current_News/Granny%20Gear%20Communique_files/2008_Communiques/galactics01.shtml

Event information and registration: http://grannygear.com/Races/Moab/index.shtml

source: Laura Brennan

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