Race the Rails
Coal Fired Steam Engine vs. Road Bikes vs. Mountain Bikes
September 9, 2017
At the sound of the train whistle, mountain bikers and road bikers race onto their individual courses to see who can get back to the depot before the train. This is not a race against time or your fellow riders, it's a race against one of histories most powerful inventions!
Mountain bikers test their speed and agility on a challenging 10 mile course through the beautiful mountains surrounding Ely, while road bikers prove their speed and endurance on a 25 mile course along roads and highways in the area. Everyone who finishes the course will receive a finisher's medal.
Entry Fee $75.00
Extra T-Shirts can be added with an additional fee of $25 per shirt. Included train voucher can be used for the race train or any regular excursion train September 8-11. Additional train tickets may be purchased at http://www.nnry.com/pages/trainride.php. Use coupon code race2017 to receive a 10% discount on train tickets. Extra meals can be added at $15.00/person.
– 8:00 am Start loading bikes onto the train at the Nevada Northern Railway
– 8:30 am Train departs
– 10:30 am Race starts at the junction of Hwy 485 and County road 44A
The race will have a staged start. Entries will be capped.