The MDH is a well organized event and the volunteers are the heart of it all. While this race is claimed to be more of a self-supported event, there is more than enough support and aid available when and where you need it. Great event!
If you accept the 106 mile challenge you start close to watford city, which is much more beautiful then I could have ever imagined for North Dakota terrain.
Excellent event. Still has that small race feel with the volunteer support unlike any other race I've done. Every checkpoint had water and the aid stations had everything you needed. Especially cold water for a hot day. They even lubed my chain and had cold wet towels for me!
MDH 25. Challenging course that really delivers. It is so gratifying for me to accomplish this feat on a yearly basis.
Nick Ybarra is the best race coordinator on earth!
Train yourselves hard before you do this awesome race. I highly recommend all mountain bikers to sign up!
Drove up from Dallas, me and 3 teammates. Have done races all over the US, 100+ miles, this was far and away the toughest. Elevation, heat, climbing, descending. Not overly technical at all but unrelenting nonetheless. Everything an Epic mountain bike race should be.
This is my second year racing in Medora. The race is great and the trail is amazing! The volunteers that maintain the trail do wonderful work. Nick and Lindsey are so very kind and encouraging. I highly recommend this race.
This was my first bike race so there was a lot of learning for me. I did the shorter 13 mile race. I figured since I had biked that area of the trail before and ran the 13 mile race the week before I was going to do fine. Well, I got competitive and rode too hard and fast for my ability.
The course was a little more challenging this year but Mother Nature always gets a say in its setup.
Let's start with Nick. This guy is awesome and is the reason the rest of us have this opportunity. Thanks again Nick....you rock!