The Best of Both dual-discipline bike race and Mixed Surface Showdown

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Since it debuted in the summer of 2018, the Best of Both dual-discipline bike race has brought a community of bike riders and racers together from across the nation to test their fitness, endurance, and skills, on some of the most diverse and beautiful landscape in North America. 

Day 1: The Best of Both Dual Discipline Bike race

The Best of Both courses split down to 62-road miles, and 23 off-road miles, combining a little under 6,000 feet of ascent. Riders may switch from a road bike to a trail-friendly bike at the transition point or take down the entire 85-miles on one bike in the challenging “single-steed” category.

Day 2: The Mixed Surface Showdown

Going back to basics: in 2020, the Best of Both transitions to become a full weekend event, and the second day is as equally unique as the first. Following on from the success of the “single steed – quiver killer” one-bike category in 2019, there’s a new format this year that puts the ability and fitness of the rider above the tech. The Mixed Surface Showdown is an uncomplicated bike racing challenge by design. For over 100-years, bike racers have saddled up and pedaled over the most challenging, remote, and diverse terrain in the cause of victory. It stands to reason that regardless of technology, weight advantages, aerodynamics, and geometries, that it’s ultimately the rider that dictates the winning margin. He or she is the unknown factor – legs vs. legs, heart against heart, mind over meltdown.

Please note this event was originally scheduled for June. It has been rescheduled to August 29 and 30.