444 miles on one road, with no stop signs, no turns, no driveways, no dogs, no Walmarts...striking really. One of the most beautiful parkways in the US and a perfect venue for an ultra-endurance cycling event. A RIDE THROUGH 10,000 YEARS OF HISTORY THE NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY IS A 444-MILE RECREATIONAL ROAD AND SCENIC DRIVE THROUGH THREE STATES. IT ROUGHLY FOLLOWS THE "OLD NATCHEZ TRACE" A HISTORIC TRAVEL CORRIDOR USED BY AMERICAN INDIANS, "KAINTUCKS," EUROPEAN SETTLERS, SLAVE TRADERS, SOLDIERS, AND FUTURE PRESIDENTS.
Founded by John Marino in 1983 and recognized as “The Toughest 48 hours in Sport”, it is the world’s premier 48-hour ultra cycling race. This 508-mile bicycle race, commonly known as “The 508,” is revered the world over for its epic mountain climbs, stark desert scenery, desolate roads, and its reputation as one of the toughest but most gratifying endurance challenges available, bar none. The Silver State 508 is a Race Across AMerica (RAAM) Qualifier.
The Tour of Central Iowa is multi-distance, multi-surface bicycle event that takes place in beautiful rural south central Iowa. Most racers will choose to tackle the Friday evening hill climb, or the Saturday 100K, or 200K gravel races as a solo endeavor. Some will find an adventurous partner and tackle the 200K distance as a team. A select few will take on the ultimate challenge of the Mann Powered 380, honoring Joe Mann. Joe was a fellow Iowan, an avid endurance cyclist, and dear friend who was taken from the lives of those who loved and knew him far too [...]
Welcome to the Hoodoo 500 ultra-marathon cycling event presented by Planet Ultra! The most epic and challenging event of its kind, the Hoodoo 500 route passes through or around three National Parks, three National Monuments and several Utah State Parks. The scenery varies from majestic cliffs and striking red rock hoodoos to aspen and pine forests and high mountain meadows. All the best of Utah’s Color Country! Geologically speaking, hoodoos are tall, skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and sedimentary rock. Mystically speaking, hoodoo means a magical spell; which is what the Hoodoo 500 [...]
The Extreme Race Around Austria is, with its 2,200 km, alongside the border of Austria the toughest bike race in Europe and a qualifying race for the legendary Race Across America. This ain't no tour, it's not a stage race. Time is running non-stop till the finish line, either by yourself or in a team. Team Race Around Austria, tow or four athletes share the route individually.