Local rider competes in enduro mountain bike race
Gary Chambers competed in the grueling mountain bike race in Calgary on May 31. This was the second running of the GVR8R race promoted by Deadgoat Racing and part of the Western Canada MTB Enduro Racing Series. He placed 15th in a heavy field of 135 racers.
“I had a pretty good race for my return to racing after a seven year break,” said Chambers following the race.
The object of the race is simple: Ride through the course, over and over again… for eight hours. Riders take on a eight kilometre looped course, and keep doing it over and over. There were two categories; solo and team racing, where two riders would take it on as a relay. The highest number of laps at the end of an eight-hour day, wins the race. Chambers completed 12 laps of the course.
Chambers is back riding with his former club, Deadgoat Racing, and hasn’t ruled out facing more competition this year.
“I am planning on attending 3 or 4 more races this summer depending on my schedule for both road and mountain biking,” said Chambers.