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6 Hours of Power: A Test of Biking Stamina

2012 6 hours of power raceHundreds of cyclists are expected at the 14th annual 6 Hours of Power mountain bike race to be held at Holiday Valley on July 14.

Complete the highest number of laps in six hours and you will be crowned the champion of the race. Incentives include awards, trophies and cash prizes.

The racecourse is a 10-mile loop featuring rock gardens, hard-packed access roads, technical singletrack and 1,200 feet of elevation changes and then some. It all begins at the Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center at 10 a.m. with a Le Mans start.

After each lap, riders dismount and walk through a transition area to their pit area for rest, “fuel” and rehydration.

The final lap of the race begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m., followed by dinner for participants.

Online registration is available at www.heartrateup.com until July 9. Registration fees are $105 for teams and $65 for soloists. T-shirts will be given to preregistered entrants. Race-day registration will be available if not sold out.

Proceeds from the event will be used to benefit HEART Animal Shelters.

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