Approximately 200 bicycle racers from across the USA, Canada, Asia, and Europe come together to challenge themselves in the world's toughest single stage open bicycle race to experience an unparalleled spiritual odyssey.
AdventureCORPS, Inc., hosts the 25th Anniversary Furnace Creek 508 Bicycle Race on October 4-6, 2008. Held since 1983 and known as "The Toughest 48 hours in Sport" it is the world's premier ultramarathon bicycle race. This non-stop 508-mile bicycle race is revered the world over for its epic mountain climbs, stark desert scenery, desolate roads, and its reputation as one of the toughest but most gratifying endurance challenges available, bar none. The course has a total elevation gain of over 35,000', crosses ten mountain passes, and stretches from Santa Clarita (just north of Los Angeles), across the Mojave Desert, through Death Valley, to Twenty Nine Palms.
Designed as an endurance challenge, no drafting or pack riding is allowed in any division. There is a 48 hour time limit for the solo division.