Called the toughest mountain bike event in the Northeast, the Freetown 50 has made a name for itself as a challenging and extremely well-attended endurance mountain bike race in Assonet, Massachusetts. Put on by Rock Hard Racing which hosts a handful of other mountain bike events in Massachusetts and beyond. There are multiple categories to suit every rider level. There is a junior race for youngsters aged 12 and under and 13-15, which is 5 miles. The Novice Category is 16.8 miles and has every sub-age category within it. Then there is the 50k event or 35 miles, which takes two laps around the standardized course with multiple age and gender categories, all with individual prizes in this category. Then there is the classic and famous full 50-mile event which is three laps of the standardized course. A fun addition to the race categories is a Cape Epic style entry in the 50k and 50-mile categories where you and another rider can relay the course, one doing the first half and the other the second. The Freetown 50 is an epic event that brings over a hundred racers yearly to Assnoet to let their legs burn and suffer in one of the Northeast’s top mountain bike events.