2016 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo presented by Tucson Medical Center
Dedicated to John Stamstad
John Stamstad was the first to ride a 24-hour mountain bike event solo. Although John points out that he wasn't the first to do a solo 24-hour event, in 1996, he entered himself as a four-man team in the 24 Hours of Canaan with his name spelled four different ways, which was the tipping point that made 24-hour solo a mountain bike racing an official category.
John has won two different distance Iditasports in the frozen tundra of Alaska eight times, was one of the first humans to ride 3,500 miles off-road across the crushing desert heat of Australia, a 1994 winner of the Leadville 100, and a 1999 crossing of the 2,500-mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in 18 days and 5 hours.
Recognizing his remarkable endurance achievements, the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inducted John in 2000, right about the time when he retired from mountain bike racing. John now lives in Seattle, and has three children, his youngest an eight-year-old boy who absolutely loves to ride. There may be no one more deserving of a #24HOP dedication than John Stamstad.
**2016 Dedication Dinner is now full**
Join us on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6p with a Social Hour in the 24 Hour Town Exchange Tent as we celebrate the career of a tenured mountain bike professional that's had lasting contributions to the industry through racing, technology, advocacy or other means to raise the bar for all to enjoy. At 7p Blue Banjo BBQ will serve up the perfect pre-race Old Pueblo spread. The evening continues with guest speakes and the annual Cirrus Visual coloring contest where the winner receives high fives galore and abundant street cred.
Dinner tickets cost $20 each, and are limited to the first 100 people. Live music will be on hand compliments of local musicians - Haboob.