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24 Hours of Adrenalin Set to Celebrate 20 Great Years in Canmore

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Ryan Leech does a trials demo. event  ©  John Gibson
April 28, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – So much has changed in the sport of mountain biking in the last 20 years, but one thing that has remained constant is the annual gathering of riders for a weekend of camaraderie and great riding at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin Canmore. Very few mountain bike events make it to their 20th edition, and as befits an occasion like this, 24 Hours of Adrenalin will be celebrating this anniversary with an extra-special event from July 15th-17th, 2016.

Ian Auld  ©  John Gibson
Each year since 1996, riders have come from far and wide to test themselves on the world-class trails of the Canmore Nordic Centre. Since that first event, the festival atmosphere, sense of fellowship, and amazing mountain biking have brought thousands of mountain bikers back time and time again to be part of 24 Hours of Adrenalin.

The Kids Race  ©  John Gibson
Along the way, over 26,000 participants have taken part, riding the equivalent of 35 times around the Earth, while supported by nearly 6,000 volunteers and crew. While modern equipment has improved by leaps and bounds, biking through the day and night in every sort of conditions imaginable, is a challenge. The event even has a place secured in mountain bike history, by hosting the first-ever 24 Hour Solo World Championships in 1999.

 ©  John Gibson
For 2016, the event is growing with even more off the bike activities for riders, crew, volunteers, and spectators. The expo is expanding with even more exhibitors and activities; the race start/finish line in the stadium is expanding with new entertainment including live music. The beer garden also makes a return in 2016, Saloon-themed, to pay tribute to the ranching history of Alberta’s high country. Every racer will receive a special 20th Edition jersey to commemorate the special event.

Men's and Women's Solo category winners David Anderson and Kara Lilly  ©  John Gibson
Begun long before the arrival of the smart phone and tablet, in a world which didn’t have Facebook or Instagram, the 24 Hours of Adrenalin magic remains rooted in and friendships forged on the trails and experiences better shared in person than online. Riders, volunteers, and event crew return over and over to be part of the experience.

For complete event information, visit here. A limited number of team spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis to be part of this very special 20th edition.

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