The N24 series is a collection of endurance mountain bike races that are designed to test the physical and mental capabilities of participants over a grueling 24-hour period. These races take place in various locations and are known for their challenging terrain and demanding conditions. Three notable races in the N24 series include “24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest,” “Oregon 24/12,” and “25 Hours in Frog Hollow.” Strambecco provides a full event profile for each event, but here’s a brief description:
- 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest: This race is held in the Enchanted Forest Trail System, which is located in the beautiful state of Oregon, United States. Participants navigate through a network of scenic trails encompassing lush forests, winding singletracks, and challenging climbs. The event welcomes both solo riders and teams who strive to cover the maximum distance within the 24-hour timeframe. The Enchanted Forest race is renowned for its well-maintained trails and a vibrant atmosphere that keeps riders motivated throughout the race.
- Oregon 24/12: Oregon 24/12 is another prominent race in the N24 series and is also held in Oregon, known for its diverse and picturesque landscapes. This event offers two race options: the 24-hour race and the 12-hour race. Riders can choose to participate individually or as part of a team, allowing for a range of strategies and approaches. The racecourse typically consists of a mix of technical sections, fast descents, and challenging climbs, ensuring a demanding and thrilling experience for participants of all skill levels.
- 25 Hours in Frog Hollow: The 25 Hours in Frog Hollow race takes place in the Frog Hollow Recreation Area, situated in southwestern Utah, United States. As the name suggests, this race goes beyond the typical 24-hour format and challenges riders to complete an entire extra hour. This additional hour adds an extra layer of difficulty and endurance to the event. The racecourse at Frog Hollow features a desert landscape with rugged terrain, sandy sections, rocky trails, and fast descents. Participants must endure not only physical fatigue but also the mental challenge of pushing through the night.
These N24 series races provide mountain biking enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to test their limits, showcase their endurance, and experience the camaraderie of the mountain biking community. They attract both seasoned riders and passionate amateurs, fostering a competitive and supportive environment. Participants face various obstacles, including fatigue, changing weather conditions, and technical trail sections, making these races true tests of skill, stamina, and determination.
The N24 series is a collaborative multi-state event series produced in collaboration between regional event operators Mudslinger Events (Oregon 24 and 12 HR), Zia Rides (Enchanted Forest 24 and 12), and Gro Races (25 Hrs of Frog Hollow). The N24 Series has two tracks: the 24-Hour and 12-Hour Series, and recognizes National Series Champions within the following five divisions:
- Men’s Geared Solo Open
- Men’s Geared Solo Masters
- Women’s Geared Solo Open
- Women’s Geared Solo Masters
- Single Speed
The N24 Series recognizes the top 3 finishers in each category. Winners must race 2 out of the three events. Scores are based on your place in each event. Totals are the best 2 out of 3. Ties are broken by the number of events that were entered. The series winners receive a Championship Award at the series finals in Utah, and free entry into all N24 Series races the following season. The following year, anyone who completes all three events will receive a 20% discount for all races.
A unique "25 Hour" endurance event challenges riders, solo or in various team formats, to complete as many laps as possible on a 13-mile loop within 25 hours. The event is produced by premier regional operator Gro Races and is rated by Strambecco as one of the best MTB events in the Southwest. 25 Hours…
Oregon 24/12, an overnight mountain biking extravaganza in outdoor mecca Bend, Oregon, allows participants to ride 24 or 12 hours through the night. The laps are 11 miles long with 900 feet of elevation, including single-track and double-track. Registration has many options to ride solo or build teams of up to 10 people. Teams can…
24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest is a widely popular 24-hour endurance mountain bike event taking place in the Enchanted Forest region of the Santa Fe National Forest, located in northern New Mexico. Strambecco rates the events as one of the best MTB events in the Southwest. During the 24-hour race, riders compete solo or…