24 HOURS OF ADRENALIN

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - FEATURE -

Lo­ca­tion Can­more, Alta. Date July 14–16 Cat­e­gories Solo or teams of two, of four, of five or of six to 10 Cost $600–$2,100, de­pend­ing on cat­e­gory and regis­tra­tion date Web­site 24hour­so­fa­drenalin.com/can­more

The 24 Hours of Adrenalin is one of the coun­try’s most pop­u­lar and long­est stand­ing races of its kind. It will hit the trails around Can­more for the 21st time this year. There are solo or team op­tions, but don’t ex­pect the team op­tion to be a walk in the park. “It’s a big chal­lenge to put to­gether one-hour sprint ef­forts ev­ery four to five hours,” two-time par­tic­i­pant Jeff Bartlett said. “There’s some­thing re­ally spe­cial about watch­ing the solo rid­ers, too, as they’re bat­tling them­selves as much as the chal­leng­ing course.” The fes­ti­val vibe and gor­geous scenery also add to the week­end. “It’s a wicked course and it gains a unique char­ac­ter when it’s flooded with par­tic­i­pants,” Bartlett said. “It also draws a huge spec­ta­tor crowd even as an am­a­teur event, so it’s fun com­ing into the pit area and hear­ing a cheer­ing crowd.”

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