24 Hours of Adrenalin Series opens in Laguna Seca|
Sunday, June 04, 2000
The fourth annual 24 Hours of Adrenalin Mountain Bike Team Relay brought together over 500 mountain bike enthusiasts this weekend at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area. People from as far north as Tahoe and as far south as San Diego came together on a mid-May weekend to be part of the fastest growing craze in mountain biking, 24-hour team relay race/festival events.
Participants covered over 2500 miles between the noon start on Saturday and the finish on Sunday at noon. The events unique team categories (2 Person, 4 Person, 5 Person Open Age, 5 Person All-Female, 5 Person Co-Ed and Corporate 6-10 Person teams) allow beginners to pro level riders to participate in the event.
The 24 Hours of Adrenalin, currently the largest 24-hour series in North America will have over 8,500 participants take part in the ten stop race/festival series across North America in 2000. In addition, 75 of the World's Top endurance athletes will compete for the World 24 Hours of Adrenalin Championships held in Southern California in Idyllwild on September 30 - October 1.
The weekend at Laguna Seca, the top four male and top female solo competitors automatically qualified for the World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin Championships. Solo competitors that qualified were; Jon Dalman of Salinas (1), Michael Madden of White Bear, Minnesota (2), Eric Warkentin of San Jose (3) and Rich Bartlett of Palmdale (4). In the women's field Christina Begy of Denver, Colorado qualified by taking first place.
Other local teams that finished well were; Bear Bikes from Salinas who won the 5 Person Open Age 100-149 category by completing 27 laps in 24:10:14 for 270 miles and Team One Gear (single-speed cyclists) who won their 4 Person category against teams on normal mountain bikes with 27 gears.
To find out more about the 24 Hours of Adrenalin Mountain Bike Team Relay Series and its North American tour visit www.24hoursofadrenalin.com.
Photo Credits: Roman Roth