24 Hours of Adrenalin of biking on its way 

Time is ticking away to the start of the 24 Hours of Adrenalin race in Whistler on the weekend of Aug. 30-31.

Relay teams of up to five riders and solo cyclists will do laps through the Lost Lake trail system for 24 hours straight in an attempt to complete as many kilometres as possible.

Cyclists will tackle single track, double track, hill climbs, fast downhills and of course night riding to compete for a large number of biking-related prizes.

Categories of the relay have been created to accommodate cyclists of all levels. Solo racers attempting to cycle for 24 continuous hours need to qualify before the race.

There will be two or three checkpoints on the course. Each checkpoint is staffed with volunteers who have radio communication and ample supplies of hydrating fluids for the riders.

On the Friday before the event, competitors’ friends, families, children and dogs will set up their camp or "pit" area in Lots 7 and 8 on Blackcomb.

A prize is given away for the best pit theme and in the past has seen pit areas decorated as haunted houses, Barbie’s house and even the Flintstones’ hometown of Bedrock. The winner receives a $500 voucher for next year’s relay.

In addition to the best pit theme contest, a prize is also award to the cyclist wearing the craziest helmet. Spectators can expect to see cyclists wearing horns, flowers and inflatable animals while they race.

This is judged by the audience and the winner will receive a brand new Louis Garneau helmet.

Just before noon on Saturday spectators will gather in the expo area to cheer on their teams.

The 24 Hours of Adrenalin is the fastest mountain bike event series in North America. There are five.24 Hours of Adrenalin events in Canada.

The 24 Hours of Adrenalin race still needs volunteers to fill course marshall and timing positions. There are a number of shifts available. Call Gillian Griffin or Carrie Hall on: 604-935-5582 or e-mail: carriehall@whistlergravity.com to volunteer.

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