The Park City Point 2 Point released a virtual challenge. The primary event, originally scheduled for Sept. 3rd, was canceled due to the unknown potential restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic. Race organizer, Jay Burke had this to say, “we released this activity as an outlet for some late summer fun on your bike – it isn’t being pushed out as a race, just something to encourage P2P fans to get out and ride – stay healthy.” Ride it when you can, by yourself, or with a small group. When you do ride, have fun!
Two options for Participation. Option one, ride the entire course in one outing. Option two split the ride into 3 parts. Option one will need to be ridden any time by Sept. 5th. Option two also needs to be ridden by September 5th, however, you only have 8 days after you ride the first leg to complete the other 2 segments (which should give you 4 weekend days to complete the ride).
There is also a challenge for out-of-state riders, or those of you not able/willing to travel to Park City. Find a course in your area that is 75 miles (or more), climbs over 10,000′, and is over 50% dirt (preferably singletrack). It can be a contiguous course, or it can be a loop you ride multiple times (life is too short for riding in circles – so try to find an enjoyable long route).
Everyone completing gets a commemorative sticker mailed to them, and you’ll be eligible for the Point 2 Point opportunity drawing. There are additional ways to gain extra drawing tickets too! All the details can be found on the webpage: https://thepcpp.com/2020-p2p-virtual-challenge
Jesse Gaudet says
I’m submitting a ride from a few weeks ago. I climbed more than P2P but rode 10 miles short. 15 miles are on pavement, but I accumulated less than 1,000 feet of gain in those 15 miles. This was supposed to be prep for riding the course fast on the 5th but I broke my thumb a week ago. Riding a road bike is even painful.
Damn the luck.
See you in 2021