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We’re here and the race is filling up fast. It looks like it’s going to be another sell out year at the BURN 24 Hour Challenge. If you’re on the fence about registration, we’re extending the current rates for another month. So what are you waiting for? There’s no relief at the pump but we’re doing what we can to pursuade you to spend Memorial Day Weekend on the sunny shores of W Kerr Scott!
Is that Christmas cash BURNing a hole in your pocket? Registration is now open for the 2012 BURN 24 Hour Challenge and we’ve got a SUPER SAVER discount set to expire on 1/13! The only other way you’ll get in the race this cheap is if you’re one of the lucky to snag a spot in that 6 hour race we host and register for the BURN on sight. So if you missed out on your chance at the 6WC, sign up now. BURN that holiday cash with us and do your part to help build and maintain the trail systems at W. Kerr Scott.
The 2012 B24 will be raced on IMBA EPIC status trails! That’s right, not just Dark Mountain but the entire W Kerr Scott Trail System has been designated as an EPIC trail system. To read the official IMBA release, click here. The BMCC is very proud!
The 2011 B24 saw record lap times, both day and night! Julia Tellman peeled off the fastest laps among female competitors. Her fast day lap was timed at 41:15.547 followed by a lap in the dark at 44:44.543. Julia earned $150 from Boone Bike & Touring and a Seca 700 from Light & Motion. Not a bad haul for two fast laps! The dude’s competition was tight! Bradford Perley scored the fast day lap with a time of 33:16.121. Defending fast lap winner Tristian Cowie turned a 33:18.606 followed by Bradford’s teammate, Sott Fredrick at 33:25.120. Those cats were smokin’ it! Bradford scored $150 from Boone Bike & Touring for his effort. Alex Ryan turned an impressive lap under the cover of darkness that would typically rival any fast day lap. He was timed at 35:18.688 and took home a retina scorching Seca 700 from Light & Motion for BURNing up the night. It’s worth mentioning that Alex comes from the same team as Bradford and Scott Fredrick. These guys along with their Champion System/Cannondale teammates set a new record in the 3 – 5 man category turning 40 laps overall.
Pics from the 11th Annual BURN 24 Hour Challenge are now posted for your viewing pleasure. Click here to enjoy the scenes from this summer classic. Mabe Photo is offering a special DVD of all images captured for $55. Look around and enjoy!
If you were racing in the 2011 BURN, I’m guessing you didn’t realize you were sharing the trail with a 2012 Specialized test mule with a $10K estimated value. You probably missed the Carroll Composites full carbon 29er hardtail. There was even a sub 21 pound carbon 29er from Performance on the singletrack at Dark Mountain. Well, we missed it too but that’s why we’re race promoters and not journalists. We’ll leave that to Tyler and the crew at Bikerumor.com. They’ve definitely got an eye for this stuff. Afterall, that’s their job! Click on the links above to get the 411 on the test rigs in use at the B24! Thanks for bringing us the scoop Bikerumor.
Wanna see how fast you and your teammates blazed those laps? Gotta a bet going on who was fastest? Download individual lap times right here: Burn24_2011_LapTimes (PDF file)
B24 participants are great! Thanks to you, Cricket Butler raised an extra $337 to donate to the JDRF. Cricket will once again be racing the 2,745 miles of the Tour Divide to raise awareness for Juvenile Diabetes and the hope for a cure. She’ll also be defending her Maize (think yellow, pink or gold) jersey! The B24 is proud to support Cricket as the race is no stranger to diabetes. From past racers to race directors to family of racers to spectators to park rangers and even family members of the timing team, the B24 has been impacted by diabetes and the affects a disease with no cure has on the lives it touches. If you didn’t have the chance to donate, click on over to teamup4type1.org to learn more. To learn more about the Tour Divide or to track Cricket and her progress, click here.