Some of the great press about 24 Hours Round the Clock. . .

 
 
RIDERS CRUSH SOME SINGLE TRACK DURING THE 24 HOURS ROUND THE CLOCK MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE ON MAY 23, 2015, AT RIVERSIDE STATE PARK. (PHOTO COURTESY OF RICH LANDERS RICHL@SPOKESMAN.COM)

RIDERS CRUSH SOME SINGLE TRACK DURING THE 24 HOURS ROUND THE CLOCK MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE ON MAY 23, 2015, AT RIVERSIDE STATE PARK. (PHOTO COURTESY OF RICH LANDERS RICHL@SPOKESMAN.COM)

Ammi Midstokke: How suffering equates to glory, and other sports lies

By Ammi Midstokke
Spokesman Review
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I don’t know how we ever got it into our heads that voluntary suffering signifies dozens of qualities we look up to in society. In fact, we market suffering heavily as a means of embodying those qualities without actually having to do much other than hurt ourselves without dying.

I would like to consider myself a bit of an expert in this arena, especially since I just spent my weekend riding the 24 Hour Round the Clock Relay. By myself. Because apparently my friends are all much smarter than I am.

 
A RIDER LETS IT FLY 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 LETS IT FLY DURING THE 24 HOURS ROUND THE CLOCK MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE ON MAY 23, 2015, AT RIVERSIDE STATE PARK. (PHOTO COURTESY OF RICH LANDERS)

24 Hours Round the Clock featured teams, solos, kids events

by Rich Landers
Spokesman Review
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Of the 669 riders in this year’s 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race, most shared the work in teams of two to 10.

But 30 were solo riders. The top solo male rider was Ryan Gardiner of Jasper, Alberta, averaging 11.1 mph for 270 miles. Top solo female was Chelsea Magness of Bend, Oregon, averaging 10.8 mph for 270 miles.

 
THE DASH BEGINS SATURDAY UNDER AN ECLECTIC SCULPTURE OF BIKE PARTS THAT MARKS THE START AND FINISH LINE FOR THIS WEEKEND’S “ROUND THE CLOCK” 24-HOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE AT THE OLD SEVEN MILE AIRSTRIP IN RIVERSIDE STATE PARK. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON)

THE DASH BEGINS SATURDAY UNDER AN ECLECTIC SCULPTURE OF BIKE PARTS THAT MARKS THE START AND FINISH LINE FOR THIS WEEKEND’S “ROUND THE CLOCK” 24-HOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE AT THE OLD SEVEN MILE AIRSTRIP IN RIVERSIDE STATE PARK. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON)

‘Round the Clock’ bike race attracts all levels

By Chelsea Bannach
Spokesman Review
Sunday May 29, 2011

Armed with tents, headlights, sleeping bags, bicycles and maybe even some beer, hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts and their families kicked off a weekend of camping and bicycle riding Saturday at Riverside State Park.

The 24-hour “Round the Clock” bike competition, in which participants compete for prizes and bragging rights, began at noon Saturday.

“It’s kind of like the Woodstock of mountain biking, really,” race Director Wendy Zupan Bailey said.