Barn Buner - June 2
Barn Burner 104
Endurance mountain bike fans, you don’t want to miss this one. The fourth annual Barn Burner 104 presented by Landis Cyclery returns to Flagstaff on June 2. The big news it is one of six races in the Lifetime Fitness Leadville Qualifying Series. Qualifying slots will be allocated based on top age group performances and a lottery among all those that meet a set time standard. Whether you are racing for fun or a slot, the action gets started at 7 a.m. LeMan’s style with participants running to their bikes. The 26 mile loop course on forest service roads might be consider a roadie course for some and not technically challenging but it is at altitude. Cool weather usually prevails with the popular option to camp out.
There are four divisions: Cowboy – race by yourself, Cowboy Single Speed, Pardner – race with a friend, or Posse – a team of friends. Pardner and Posse has categories for male, female and coed. Race promoters provide a little motivation to keep you pedaling. If you are riding solo and finish under 9 hours or ride with a partner or team and complete the 104 in 8 hours, you earn the big buckle. Ten and 11 hours respectively earns you the smaller buckle.
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