Madness Adventure Racing ventured out to scenic Prescott, Arizona for the 12 HOURS AT NIGHT mountain bike relay this past weekend. As the name of the event implies the idea is to complete as many 8-mile laps as possible in 12 hours in the dark.
The course was located at Pioneer Park and Brownlow Trails and was comprised of smooth wide fire roads, twisty single track, good steep climbs, and a couple of well lit tunnels. Those who have run Gilmore Adventure Races should have recognize portions of the course from past races.
Dave Sewell of Go Adventure Recreation and Rick Eastman of Sierra Adventure Sports partnered on this year's event. The race was well organized and staffed. The 12 Hour volunteers were exceptional! Not only were they genuinely friendly, they maintained a cheery demeanor with no sleep. GO Adventure Volunteers Rock!
Madness ran two 3 -man teams and took a 3rd place finish in their division. Madness Gargoyles (staffed by Ryan, Mike, and Jon) completed 14 laps for a total of 112 miles. Madness Alexander Building (staffed by Dave, Don, and Sterling) completed 12 laps for a total of 96 miles.
Madness Adventure Racing would like to thank our sponsors for their support at the 12 Hours at Night:
§ Alexander Building Company and Gold Medal Gardening for financial support
§ Gargoyle Performance Eyewear for the glasses to keep us safe and looking cool
§ Nuun Nutritional Supplements for keeping the electrolytes balanced
§ ZeroGoo for a race fuel injection system that keeps the reservoir clean
§ Skyline Signs for the excellent graphics, vehicle magnets and sign board work
§ Hi-Tec Footwear for traveling from point A to B in comfortable kicks
§ ATAC for producing a quality jersey