No room to pass on Devils Down. (Photo courtesy of Hank Greer)

No room to pass on Devils Down. (Photo courtesy of Hank Greer)

A Hard Day’s Night on a Mountain Bike

By Hank Greer
Out There Monthly
April 5, 2014

May 24-25 of this year will mark the 15th running of the 24 Hours Round The Clock Race at Riverside State Park. This year’s race theme, “A Hard Day’s Night,” is one of the most appropriate themes yet.

The race is a loop of trails about 15 miles long covering a wide variety of the topography offered by Riverside State Park, much of which is infused with rock. There are rocky climbs, rocky descents, and rocky traverses. Also along the way you’ll find some tight single track weaving through trees, some dirt/gravel double track, water puddles and mud, about five rock gardens, and if the Spokane River is in flood stage, the asphalt of the Centennial Trail.

 
A rider follows single track through the ponderosa pines during the 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race on May 23, 2015, at Riverside State Park. (Photo Courtesy of Rich Landers)

A rider follows single track through the ponderosa pines during the 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race on May 23, 2015, at Riverside State Park. (Photo Courtesy of Rich Landers)

Personal challenge replaces pistol dueling

by Ammi Midstokke
Spokesman Review
Thursday, April 23, 2015 

I’m not quite sure how these things happen, but they always seem to start with the formulation of Really Bad Idea No .397 or No. 14. One would think by now I’d have learned to ignore any thought that is prefaced with:

Maybe I should …

Or:

Maybe I could …

 
Competitors sprint during a running lap to spread out the field before mounting their bikes for the 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race on May 23, 2015, at Riverside State Park. (Photo Courtesy of Rich Landers)

Competitors sprint during a running lap to spread out the field before mounting their bikes for the 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race on May 23, 2015, at Riverside State Park. (Photo Courtesy of Rich Landers)

Annie Rosser’s First 24-Hour Mountain Bike Race

By  Annie Rosser and Dr. Andy Rosser
Capital Bicycling Club News
Newsletter, July 2014

At noon on Saturday, the race starts. I still have 10 more hours until my first lap. At 9:45, I can see lights dancing over the hills. I know one of those lights has to be number “204.” The headlights glare as riders dismount and go into the timing tent. It dark enough that I don’t see her until she has already scanned her timing chip. I race over to her and she helps me put on the wristband that is supposed to track where we are on the course. I run over to my bike and I hop on to it. My dad follows closely behind.