Cyclists Challenge 508 Miles of Southern California's Mojave Desert and Death Valley

For Immediate Release

AdventureCORPS, an event production firm specializing in ultra-endurance and extreme sports events, will host the 22nd anniversary, and 31st edition, of the Furnace Creek 508 Bicycle Race on October 8-10, 2005. Held since 1983 and known as "The Toughest 48 hours in Sport," it is the world's premier ultramarathon bicycle race. This 508-mile bicycle race is revered the world over for its epic mountain climbs, stark desert scenery, desolate roads, and its reputation as one of the toughest but most gratifying endurance challenges available, bar none. The course has a total elevation gain of over 35,000', crosses ten mountain passes, and stretches from Santa Clarita (just north of Los Angeles), across the Mojave Desert, through Death Valley, to Twenty Nine Palms. Solo, two-person relay, and four-person relay divisions are offered with a 150 racer field limit.

Event: - 22nd Anniversary AdventureCORPS Furnace Creek 508 bicycle race (31st edition).

Date: -October 8-10, 2005.

Where: -Santa Clarita to Death Valley to Twenty Nine Palms, CA.
-508 mile distance.
-35,000 feet of total cumulative elevation gain.

Who: -Approximately 150 bicycle racers from across the States, Canada, and Europe. Click here for the roster of entrants.

Why: -To challenge themselves in the world's toughest single stage open bicycle race. To experience an unparallelel spiritual odyssey.

Sponsors: Special thanks to Hammer Nutrition, Injinji Anatomical Interface Systems, Hilton Garden Inn of Santa Clarita, and the Best Western Gardens Motel of Twenty Nine Palms.

Details: -508 mile non-stop bicycle race. No drafting or pack riding allowed in any division.
-Solo, tandem, two rider relay team, four rider relay team, eight rider tandem relay team, and HPV/recumbent categories are offered.
-There is a 48 hour time limit for the solo division and a 47 hour time limit for the team division.

For more information, contact:

Chris Kostman
Chief Adventure Officer, Race Director, and Totemizer
Oak Park, CA USA