Mountain biking was taken to a whole new level in July of 1995. A race that would have thought to have been impossible was created, the 24 Hours of Adrenalin. Every year since, hundreds of bikers have participated in the annual race. This year was different for the 24 Hours of Adrenalin, with 1,650 spots available for bikers to sign up, the race sold out in one day a year in advanced of race day. The race was held in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Kananaskis Country, where an incredible amount of bikers participated in the grueling endurance race.
With the Canmore Nordic Centre hosting this event, they are also known for hosting a few other of the most prestigious events including, the 1988 Olympic Cross Country Skiing, the very first World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin Championships in ’99, the Mountain Bike World Cup, and the Canada Cup.
This year at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin, Nadine Mueller used her competitive ways to pull through first place by a three-lap lead from her nearest competitor. 32-year-old Mueller completed a total of 12 laps at the Adrenalin Track with her lap times varying from one and a half hours to two hours. But how can one bike for so long? “A lot of it is psychological,” she said. “It’s fitness to one level but the rest is all mental, especially at night.” This accomplished athlete is not only a winner of one of the most prestigious mountain biking races, but also an owner of the company Bullseye Bikes.
To read more information and/or see the results of the 2011 race, go to: http://www.24hoursofadrenalin.com/canmore/