The BigHorn Trail Run in Wyoming is an epic endurance race that is as technical as it is beautiful. Crossing through the Little Bighorn and Tongue River Areas of the Bighorn Natural Forest, racers have 34 hours to navigate 76 miles of technical single – track trails, 16 miles of rugged Jeep Roads, and only 8 miles of gravel. This out and back course is one that is mentally and physically demanding with approximately +20,500 feet of elevation gain and descents. In addition to the 100 mile race, the event includes 52, 32 and 18 mile options. With fabulously marked courses, well-stocked aid stations, first aid, and fun atmosphere – this destination event is one to hugely consider if up for a challenge in the “extreme” category.
The LoToJa was started in 1983 by two Logan cyclists, David Bern, a student at Utah State University, and Jeff Keller,the owner of Sunrise Cyclery. The two men wanted a race that resembled the difficulty of a one-day European classic like Paris-Roubaix or the Tour of Flanders. LoToJa’s first year featured seven cyclists racing 192 miles from Logan Utah to the finish line in Jackson Wyoming’s town square.
Since then, LoToJa has grown into one of the nation’s premier amateur cycling races and continues to be a grueling test of one’s physical and mental stamina. Many compete to win their respective category, while others just ride to cross the finish line. You can also compete as a relay team with 2-rider or 3-5 rider options. At 200+ miles and +8800 elevation gain, LoToJa is the longest one-day USAC-sanctioned bicycle race in the country. Cyclists must conquer three mountain passes as they pedal through the scenic terrain of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming en route to a finish line below the rugged Tetons at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Over the course of 200 miles, none of which dips below an altitude of 4,500 feet, racers crest three mountain peaks and gain nearly 10,000 feet of elevation.
Take special note of the registration details for this event. It is limited field and there is a lottery.