Lory State Park hosts 40 in the Fort endurance mountain bike race

The third annual “40 in the Fort” Endurance Mountain Bike Race will be held June 29 at Lory State Park west of Fort Collins. Organizers call it one of the Front Range’s toughest mountain bike races. The race covers 40 miles with nearly 9,000 vertical feet of lung-busting, leg-searing climbs and grin inducing descents.

“Once again we will be holding the regular two-lap, 40-mile individual race and the Just for Fun team race where a team of two riders ride one 20-mile lap each simultaneously,” said Lory State Park’s Larry Butterfield. “Either race is a great test of your physical endurance, mental toughness and mountain bike skills.”

The race benefits the Overland Mountain Bike Club. For more information, or to register, go to www.overlandmtb.org.

Lory State Park is located in Bellvue and offers visitors a variety of rugged terrain and the stunning vistas of the northern Colorado Front Range. The park covers almost 2,600 acres and features 26 miles of trails that lead through forest, meadows and rock-outcroppings, offering visitors great terrain for mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, and horseback riding. Additional information on Lory State Park is available at www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/Lory.

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