Cyclists Challenge 508 Miles of Southern California's Mojave Desert and Death Valley

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Furnace Creek 508, a non-stop 508 mile bicycle race from Santa Clarita to Twenty Nine Palms via California's Death Valley and Mojave Desert, is the world's premiere ultramarathon bicycle race. Produced by AdventureCOPRS since 1990, but founded in 1983 by John Marino, the October 16-18 2004 edition celebrates the 21st anniversary, and 30th edition, of this incredible race.

Furnace Creek 508 is revered the world over for its epic mountain climbs totalling over 35,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain, stark desert scenery, desolate roads, and a reputation as one of the toughest but most gratifying endurance challenges available, bar none. Known as "The Toughest 48 Hours in Sport," Furnace Creek 508 is "Where the West is Won!" Solo, tandem, and two- and four-rider relay divisions are offered in this exciting and unusual bicycle race. Visit for all the info.

Event: - 21st Anniversary AdventureCORPS Furnace Creek 508 bicycle race (30th edition)

Date: -October 16-18, 2004.

Where: -Santa Clarita to Death Valley to Twenty Nine Palms, CA.
-508 mile distance.
-35,000 feet of total cumulative elevation gain

Who: -More than 122 bicycle racers from across the States, Canada, and Europe. Click here for the roster of entrants.

Why: -To challenge themselves in the world's toughest single stage open bicycle race. To experience an unparallelel spiritual odyssey.

Sponsors: Special thanks to E-CAPS and Hammer Nutrition, Injinji Anatomical Interface Systems, Hilton Garden Inn of Santa Clarita, and the Best Western Gardens Motel of Twenty Nine Palms.

Details: -508 mile non-stop bicycle race. No drafting or pack riding allowed in any division.
-Solo, tandem, two rider relay team, four rider relay team, eight rider tandem relay team, and HPV/recumbent categories are offered.
-There is a 48 hour time limit for the division solo and a 47 hour time limit for the team division.