Retired pro road racer Burke Swindlehurst is promoting a tough 79-mile point-to-point race in Utah that will be run on dirt and pavement and include 12,000 feet of climbing.
The Crusher in the Tushar race will be held July 16 and travel from Beaver, Utah, to the Eagle Point ski area. It will travel through the Tushar mountains and cross Utah’s highest road (at 11,500-feet elevation).
“I specifically designed the course not to suit any particular type of bike,” said Swindlehurst, who works part time as an assistant director for the Bissell team. “I want to see cyclocross bikes, mountain bikes, and bastardized road bike hybrids — whatever they think it will take on two wheels to tackle it. But there is one rule — you can’t change bikes at any point.”
The field will be limited to 325 riders. More information on the event website.