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Record breaking weekend at the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

Thousands of cyclists and spectators turned out to participate in Epic Rides’ 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo bike race this weekend.

Event director and president of Epic Rides, Todd Sadow, said from his perspective, the event was a smashing success.

“It was fantastic,” Sadow said. “It was really an exceptionally good weekend. I don’t think we’ve ever had that perfect of a Saturday as far as the weather goes.”

According to Sadow, 1,800 cyclists registered to participate in the event and another 1,200-1,900 people came out to watch the race and assist riders during the weekend.

In addition to the weather, Sadow said he was extremely pleased with the way the participants took care of the land.

“This is the cleanest the 24 hour town has ever been left initially by its participants,” he said. “It looks great. We are fortunate to have an awesome group of people that attend the event. They don’t look at it as a junkyard, they look at it as their playground that they need to keep clean.”

This year, Sadow was honored by the owners of the land where the bike race is held for his commitment to putting on a great event and being a good steward of the land.

The recognition is something he said he doesn’t feel comfortable with.

Todd Sadow

“That was completely unexpected,” Sadow said of the award. “I am not a huge fan of being acknowledged like that, but I appreciate the ranch seems to feel the same way about us being out there.  I’m lucky man, I’ve got an awesome crew. Everybody thanks me, but it’s the whole crew. I probably sleep more than anybody out there these days because we have such an awesome group of people that make the event go.”

Check out the results and other interesting facts from the race.

By the numbers:

Number of riders registered: 1,800

Record breaking lap count by a solo single speed rider: 18 by Michael Melley

Laps ridden by a female solo single speed rider: 15, a tie by Melissa Liebling and Lauren Frisk. Liebling completed her laps slightly faster, however.

Most laps ridden by a team: 23 by the Epic Endurance P/B The Gear Movement four person team

Most laps ridden by a duo: 22 by the El Grupo Duo team.

Fastest complete lap (the first lap is shortened and uses extra jeep roads): 56:01 by Chris Baddick.

Here are a few photos from the race. I’m compiling photos taken by other racers and spectators. If you would like to submit your own photo, send it to tucsonvelo@gmail.com with information about how you would like the photo credited.

Results:

Results for 4 Person – Single Speed
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 606 Single Minded 22
2 439 Zia/Gem 21
3 486 Kokopelli Racing 20
Results for 4 Person Men Open
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 467 Epic Endurance P/B The Gear Movement 23
2 558 Kona Factory Team 22
3 426 Rocinante/LiquidSpace 22
Results for 4 Person Women Open
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 607 Stan’s NoTubes Elite Women 20
2 491 Single Speed Sweetness 19
3 581 Good Mojo 18
Results for 5 Person Co-ed 0-149 Combined Age
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 560 El Grupo Cinco 20
2 561 El Grupo Quatro 19
3 488 3 Drinkers and a Rider 18
Results for 5 Person Co-ed 150-199 Combined Age
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 619 Light & Motion 22
2 468 Epic Endurance P/B The Gear Movement 21
3 457 Chainring Circus 21
Results for 5 Person Co-ed 200+ Combined Age
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 608 Weapons of Ass Destruction 22
2 474 2Wheels, 4Jones &1 Set of Headlites 20
3 464 Geomangear 20
Results for Corporate Team
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 732 Area 51 22
2 737 Hosie Cows / Team Cirrus 22
3 713 Team Colleen 21
Results for Duo – Female
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 326 Team Spatula! 13
2 216 Team Logan/Cure SMA 11
3 319 Boulders on Broadway Vixens 10
Results for Duo Co-ed
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 333 King and Queen of Pain 19
2 225 2:00 AM Demons 19
3 330 Noxid Knar R. R. 17
Results for Duo Male
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 299 El Grupo Duo 22
2 268 Pivot Cycles 21
3 295 Team Athlete Octane 21
Results for Solo – Single Speed Female
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 39 Melissa Liebling 15
2 19 Lauren Frisk 15
3 38 Delena Hanson 12
Results for Solo – Single Speed Male
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 144 Michael Melley 18
2 7 Neil Becwar 17
3 166 Shawn Gregory 17
Results for Solo Male
Place Team Number Team Name Total Laps
1 191 Cory Wallace 18
2 177 Cyril Jay-rayon 18
3 178 Curt Wilhelm 17

Check out the full results here.

2 comments
Kristopher K Bunch
Kristopher K Bunch

So why do you point out the most SS laps but not the most geared or open laps in your 'By the Numbers' section?   

tucsonvelo
tucsonvelo

Basically because the geared solo rider did 18 too and the 18 for a single speed broke a record.  The results are all there so it's pretty easy to check on the rest of them.