July 22, 2015 (Canmore, AB) – Mountain bike riders have been coming to the Canmore Nordic Centre to test themselves against the trails and each other for 20 years and, this year, the 1,600 plus riders who took part in the 24 Hours of Adrenalin were treated to some of the best weather and course conditions in the event’s history.
Riders raced in 10 divisions with team sizes from 2 to 10 people along with men’s and women’s solo divisions limited to a total of 30 riders who battled their way through a complete lap around the clock.
The overall men’s solo winner David Anderson completed 17 laps during the 24 hours for a total of 297km ridden and nearly 12,000 metres of climbing. That’s a full day’s work. The solo women’s winner Kara Lilly completed 12 laps of the course for 8400 metres of climbing and 210 km of mountain biking.
Teams in the 24 Hours of Adrenalin race both for position in their category and overall honours and this year’s race for first place overall went down to the last lap. The 10-person corporate Onyerleft team from Calgary went into the last four hours with a 40 minute lead over the second-place Team Freewheel Cycles. National Marathon Champion Cory Wallace jumped back on board the bike for a final four-lap session pulling over 20 minutes back but Onyerleft held on for first overall with a total of 24 laps completed. Team Freewheel finished in second overall but took first in the 5 Person Co-Ed Category.
Other category winners included Pain for Pleasure, first place in Four Person Teams, The Dusty Bastards (Five Person over 220 years), and Team Drunken Decision (Two Person). Complete results can be found here.
Next year the 24 Hours of Adrenalin will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in Canmore and planning is already underway for celebrations worthy of the longest-running 24 hour mountain bike event in North America. Visit www.24hoursofadrenalin.com for more information on next year’s event.