24 Hours of Flathead

By Beacon Staff
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When: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6

Where: Herron Park, Kalispell

More Info: www.24hrsofflathead.org

Dubbed “12 and 24 Hours of Flathead,” the third annual fundraiser mountain bike race is back at Herron Park outside Kalispell this month, testing riders’ endurance and late-night prowess while raising proceeds for DREAM Adaptive Recreation,.

In its 30th year, the local nonprofit provides summer and winter outdoor activities to children and adults living with paralysis and other life-altering disabilities by offering access to adaptive outdoor equipment.

The goal of the endure-style relay race is simple yet challenging — solo riders, or teams of two, four or five people, try to log as many laps as possible in a 12- or 24-hour period. Laps are exactly eight miles along the winding, up-and-down trails of Herron Park, a popular scenic destination for biking enthusiasts.

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