The 75 mile Park City Point 2 Point endurance mountain bike race has decided to revert back to being an independent event for the 2014 season and not retain their affiliation with the National Ultra Endurance Series (N.U.E.).
“We’ve decided to really focus on the vibe of what we feel has made the P2P such a special event,” said Jay Burke, race promoter. “There are not too many events like this still being organized in the US, and we really want to focus on keeping it feeling more like an adventure, the original intent.” Burke went on to say, “Getting to the finish line of this event is a huge accomplishment for most folks, you need to be fit, have good luck, and have some understanding of the course and/or be running a GPS system of some type.”
The 2014 event will be relatively unchanged, and if possible, will run the exact same route it did for 2013. “The feedback on the last years course was very positive and we will work hard with local organizations to keep it unchanged,” said Burke. Look for the event to feature it’s traditional $15,000 equal gender cash payout, along with all the quirky promotions from the past, like the Scott Sports “I’m Somebody” Award.
If you are going to take a stab at the event in 2014 you should mark your calendars for the registration date, sellout the last three years happened in about 5 minutes. 2014 registration opens at 7PM Sharp M.S.T. on February 26th.
So the question still remains, “Can You Do It?”